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2016 Highest Performance Ratings

2016 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.

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Highest Performance small vehicles
Looking for a high-quality, low-cost answer to the question of what to drive? In 2016, these small cars and SUVs were highest-ranked for performance and design.
2016 Award Winners
In performance and design, the bubbly 2016 Chevrolet Sonic ranked highest in the Small Car segment.
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In the Small Premium Car segment, the clever 2016 BMW 2 Series ranked highest in performance and design.
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Ranked highest among Small Premium SUVs, the taut 2016 BMW X1 earned an award in performance in design.
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Highest-ranked in the Small SUV segment, the useful 2016 Hyundai Tucson excelled in performance and design.
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Highest Performance compact vehicles
Everyone wants to own a vehicle with appealing design and performance. According to J.D. Power research, the following 2016 compact cars and SUVs were judged to be the most appealing vehicles in their respective segments by the people who own them.
2016 Award Winners
In terms of performance and design, the performance-tuned 2016 Porsche Macan was the top-ranked model in the Compact Premium SUV segment.
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In performance and design, the 2-seat 2016 Smart Fortwo ranked highest in the City Car segment.
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Among Compact Premium Sporty Cars, the athletic 2016 Porsche Boxster was the top-ranked model in performance and design.
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In performance and design, the 4-seat 2016 Buick Cascada convertible ranked highest in the Compact Sporty Car segment.
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The flexible 2016 Toyota RAV4 was ranked highest in the Compact SUV segment in performance and design.
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Ranked highest among Compact Multi-Purpose Vehicles, the zany 2016 Kia Soul earned an award in performance and design.
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Highest Performance midsize vehicles
If you want a midsize car or SUV that can haul more than just kids and groceries, consider one of the models listed below. They ranked highest in their respective segments in performance and design in 2016.
2016 Award Winners
In the Midsize Premium Car segment, the gratifying 2016 Audi A6 ranked highest in performance and design.
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In terms of performance and design, the redesigned 2016 Kia Sorento was the top-ranked model in the Midsize SUV segment.
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In performance and design, the multi-purpose 2016 Chevrolet Colorado ranked highest in the Midsize Pickup segment.
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Highest-ranked in the Midsize Premium Sporty Car segment, the masteful 2016 Porsche 911 excelled in performance and design.
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Ranked highest among Midsize Premium SUVs, the statuesque 2016 BMW X6 earned an award in performance and design.
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Among Midsize Sporty Cars, the bold 2016 Chevrolet Camaro was the top-ranked model in performance and design.
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The stylish 2016 Kia Optima was ranked highest in the Midsize Car segment in performance and design.
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Highest Performance large vehicles
Large car and SUV shoppers want to drive something that looks and feels good, and performs well. According to J.D. Power research, the 2016 models below were highest ranked in terms of overall appeal.
2016 Award Winners
Among Large SUVs, the popular 2016 Chevrolet Tahoe was the top-ranked model in performance and design.
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In the Large Car segment, the wild 2016 Nissan Maxima ranked highest in performance and design.
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In performance and design, the dextrous 2016 Kia Sedona ranked highest in the Minivan segment.
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In terms of performance and design, the aristocratic 2016 Land Rover Range Rover was the top-ranked model in the Large Premium SUV segment.
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