J.D. Power Awards

2014 Highest Performance Ratings

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