J.D. Power Awards

2012 Performance Compact Premium Car Awards

According to verified new-vehicle owners, listed below are the top-ranked 2012 Compact Premium Car models in performance and driving experience, measuring how gratifying a vehicle is to own and drive.

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In the chart below, you can get all the details for all Compact Premium Cars that were rated for performance and driving experience in 2012.

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In performance and driving experience, the electrified 2012 Chevrolet Volt ranked highest in the Compact Car segment.
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Highest-ranked in the Compact Premium Sporty Car segment, the engaging 2012 Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class excelled in performance and driving experience.
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Other J.D. Power ratings and awards
2012 J.D. Power quality award
Awarded to the brand who had the fewest problems reported by 100 car owners during the first 90 days of ownership.
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2012 J.D. Power dependability award
Awarded to the brand who had the fewest problems reported by 100 car owners during the last 12 months with their 3-year old vehicle.
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2012 J.D. Power dealers award
Awarded to the dealer performance, both in terms of vehicle servicing (i.e., service initiation; service facility; vehicle pickup; and service quality) as well as the sales experience (i.e., dealer personnel; delivery process; and dealership facility).
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2012 J.D. Power resale ratings
The resale rating is based on the vehicle average annual depreciation over 5 years.
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