J.D. Power Awards

2017 Highest Performance Ratings

2017 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 2017, Porsche built the most appealing vehicles.

Porsche
Porsches keep getting more powerful, and that must be helping the company to remain appealing. Once again, it is the highest-ranked brand in overall appeal in 2017.
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Highest Performance small vehicles
Small cars provide affordable, efficient transportation solutions. These were the highest-ranked small cars and SUVs in performance and design in 2017.
2017 Award Winners
The agreeable 2017 BMW X1 was ranked highest in the Small Premium SUV segment in performance and design.
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In performance and design, the gifted 2017 Kia Niro ranked highest in the Small SUV segment.
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Highest Performance compact vehicles
Each year, J.D. Power measures owner satisfaction with a vehicle's performance and design. Based on these findings, these 2017 compact cars and SUVs are the most appealing.
2017 Award Winners
The brilliant 2017 Audi A4 was ranked highest in the Compact Premium Car segment in performance and design.
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The lively 2017 Mini Clubman was the top-ranked model in the Compact Car segment in performance and design.
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In performance and design, the engaging 2017 Porsche Macan ranked highest in the Compact Premium SUV segment.
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Among Compact Multi-Purpose Vehicles, the alert 2017 Kia Soul was the top-ranked model in performance and design.
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In the Compact SUV segment, the excellent 2017 Honda CR-V ranked highest in performance and design.
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Highest Performance midsize vehicles
Each year, J.D. Power identifies the most appealing models in terms of design and performance. According to the company's research, the following 2017 midsize cars and SUVs were highest ranked in their respective segments.
2017 Award Winners
The domineering 2017 Porsche 911 was ranked highest in the Midsize Premium Sporty Car segment in performance and design.
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In the Midsize Car segment, the sharp 2017 Nissan Altima ranked highest in performance and design.
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Among Midsize Premium SUVs, the imperious 2017 Porsche Cayenne was the top-ranked model in performance and design.
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According to performance and design data, the distinguished 2017 Lincoln Continental was the top-ranked model in the Midsize Premium Car segment (in a tie with the Audi A7).
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In the Midsize Sporty Car segment, the ferocious 2017 Dodge Challenger ranked highest in performance and design.
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In performance and design, the singular 2017 Nissan Murano ranked highest in the Midsize SUV segment.
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Ranked highest among Midsize Pickups, the ingenious 2017 Honda Ridgeline earned an award in performance and design.
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Highest Performance large vehicles
When it comes to design and performance, the following 2017 large cars and SUVs ranked highest for overall vehicle appeal.
2017 Award Winners
In the Minivan segment, the roomy 2017 Chrysler Pacifica ranked highest in performance and design.
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The hip 2017 Cadillac Escalade was ranked highest in the Large Premium SUV segment in performance and design.
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Among Large Light Duty Pickups, the terrific 2017 Ford F-150 was the top-ranked model in performance and design.
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Highest-ranked in the Large Car segment, the enjoyable 2017 Kia Cadenza excelled in performance and design.
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