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Research 2014 Highest Performance Ratings

2014 J.D. Power Performance ratings and awards are based on the driving experience 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.

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In terms of overall driving experience, Porsche built the highest-ranked vehicles in 2014.

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Based on what owners told J.D. Power, Porsche builds the most appealing vehicles in 2014.
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See Highest Performance small vehicles
In 2014, these were the top-ranked small cars and SUVs in their respective segments in terms of performance and driving experience.
2014 Award Winners
In performance and driving experience, the logical 2014 Hyundai Accent ranked highest in the Small Car segment.
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Compact cars and SUVs can be appealing beyond their low price and impressive efficiency. When it comes to performance and driving experience, the following models ranked highest in 2014.
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The lovable 2014 Audi Q5 was the top-ranked model in the Compact Premium Car segment in performance and driving experience.
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Highest-ranked in the Compact Premium Car segment, the foxy 2014 BMW 4 Series excelled in performance and driving experience.
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The redriving experienceed 2014 Nissan Rogue was ranked highest in the Compact SUV segment in performance and driving experience.
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Ranked highest among Compact Multi-Purpose Vehicles, the affable 2014 Kia Soul earned an award in performance and driving experience.
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In performance and driving experience, the enticing 2014 Volkswagen GTI ranked highest in the Compact Sporty Car segment.
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Among Compact Premium Sporty Cars, the vivacious 2014 Porsche Boxster was the top-ranked model in performance and driving experience.
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In the Compact Car segment, the practical 2014 Dodge Dart ranked highest in performance and driving experience.
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Appeal is an emotional measure of a vehicle, reflective of how you feel when you look at it, sit in it, and drive it. The following 2014 midsize cars and SUVs were the most appealing models in their respective segments.
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The sculptured 2014 Mazda 6 was ranked highest in the Midsize Car segment in performance and driving experience.
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In the Midsize Premium Car segment, the delectable Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class ranked highest in performance and driving experience.
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Ranked highest among Midsize Premium SUVs, the ambitious 2014 Porsche Cayenne earned an award in performance and driving experience.
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Among Midsize Sporty Cars, the beastly 2014 Dodge Challenger was the top-ranked model in performance and driving experience.
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Highest-ranked in the Midsize Premium Sporty Car segment, the blistering 2014 Porsche 911 excelled in performance and driving experience.
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The rational 2014 Toyota Highlander was the top-ranked model in the Midsize SUV segment in performance and driving experience.
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In performance and driving experience, the skillful 2014 Honda Ridgeline ranked highest in the Midsize Pickup segment.
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See Highest Performance large vehicles
Vehicle shoppers seeking a large car or SUV that is appealing in terms of driving experience and performance can consult the list below. It contains the highest-ranked 2014 models, according to J.D. Power research.
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The sublime 2014 Land Rover Range Rover was the top-ranked model in the Large Premium SUV segment in performance and driving experience.
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Among Large SUVs, the adroit 2014 GMC Yukon was the top-ranked model in performance and driving experience.
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Among Minivans, the versatile 2014 Nissan Quest was the top-ranked model in performance and driving experience.
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In the Large Car segment, the determined 2014 Dodge Charger ranked highest in performance and driving experience.
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Highest-ranked (in a tie) in the Large Premium Car segment, the upscale 2014 Mercedes-Benz S-Class excelled in performance and driving experience.
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