J.D. Power Awards

2013 Highest Performance Ratings

2013 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 2013, Porsche built the most appealing vehicles.

Porsche
Porsche builds appealing vehicles in 2013, which gives the automaker the highest ranking among all vehicle brands.
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Highest Performance small vehicles
Among all small cars and SUVs, the following models were the highest ranked for performance and design in 2013.
2013 Award Winners
Highest Performance compact vehicles
For 2013, the following compact cars and SUVs were judged to be the most appealing by the people who owned them.
2013 Award Winners
In the Compact Car segment, the intelligent 2013 Chevrolet Volt ranked highest in performance and design.
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Among Compact Premium Sporty Cars, the sexy 2013 Porsche Boxster was the top-ranked model in performance and design.
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The quick-witted 2013 Volkswagen GTI was ranked highest in the Compact Sporty Car segment in performance and design.
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In performance and design, the quirky 2013 Fiat 500 ranked highest in the City Car segment.
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Highest Performance midsize vehicles
It feels good to feel good about what you drive. According to 2013 performance and design ratings, the following midsize cars and SUVs were the most appealing models in their respective segments.
2013 Award Winners
The hearty 2013 Ford Mustang was the top-ranked model in the Compact Multi-Purpose Vehicle segment in performance and design.
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Highest-ranked in the Midsize Premium Sporty Car segment, the lush 2013 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class excelled in performance and design.
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In performance and design, the composed 2013 Volkswagen Passat ranked highest in the Midsize Car segment.
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Ranked highest among Midsize Premium Cars, the astute 2013 BMW 5 Series earned an award in performance and design.
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Highest Performance large vehicles
Appeal is, well, appealing. People want to own and drive appealing vehicles, and each year J.D. Power identifies those makes and models that supply the most satisfying design and performance. Listed below are the 2013 large cars and SUVs that ranked highest for performance and design.
2013 Award Winners
Highest-ranked in the Large Light Duty Pickup segment, the useful 2013 Chevrolet Avalanche excelled in performance and design.
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In the Large Car segment, the dynamic 2013 Dodge Charger ranked highest in performance and design.
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The family-oriented 2013 Honda Odyssey was the top-ranked model in the Minivan segment in performance and design.
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