J.D. Power Awards

2011 Highest Performance Ratings

2011 J.D. Power Performance ratings and awards are based on the feedback of verified car owners who have owned their vehicle for 90 days. This rating includes their opinions of the engine, transmission, driving dynamics, seat comfort, usability of technology, feel of safety and visibility.

Highest rated Performance brand

In terms of overall appeal, Porsche built the highest-ranked vehicles in 2011.

Porsche
J.D. Power names Porsche as the brand that builds the most appealing vehicles in 2011.
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Highest Performance small vehicles
Generally efficient and affordable, a small car or SUV can be a smart choice in a vehicle. In 2011, these were the top-ranked models in performance and design.
2011 Award Winners
Highest Performance compact vehicles
J.D. Power measures owner satisfaction with a vehicle's design and performance. For 2011, these are the compact cars and SUVs that are the most appealing.
2011 Award Winners
Among Compact Sporty Cars, the delightful 2011 Volkswagen GTI was the top-ranked model in performance and design.
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In the Compact Car segment, the high-tech 2011 Chevrolet Volt ranked highest in performance and design.
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Highest Performance midsize vehicles
J.D. Power identifies the most appealing models in terms of performance and design. The following midsize cars and SUVs were highest ranked in their respective segments in 2011.
2011 Award Winners
Ranked highest among Midsize Premium Cars, the deluxe 2011 BMW 5 Series earned an award in performance and design.
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In the Midsize Pickup segment, the multi-faceted 2011 Honda Ridgeline ranked highest in performance and design.
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The rare 2011 Suzuki Kizashi was ranked highest in the Midsize Car segment in performance and design.
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Highest Performance large vehicles
In terms of performance and design, the following 2011 large cars and SUVs ranked highest for overall vehicle appeal.
2011 Award Winners
In the Large Car segment, the aggressive 2011 Dodge Charger ranked highest in performance and design.
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The generously equipped 2011 Hyundai Equus was the top-ranked model in the Large Premium Car segment in performance and design.
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