J.D. Power Awards

2016 performance Small Car Awards

According to verified new-vehicle owners, listed below are the top-ranked 2016 Small Car models in performance and design, measuring how gratifying a vehicle is to own and drive.

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Consult the chart below to see how all Small Car models performed in performance and design in 2016.

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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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Other J.D. Power ratings and awards
2016 J.D. Power quality award
Awarded to the brand who had the fewest problems reported by 100 car owners during the first 90 days of ownership.
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2016 J.D. Power dependability award
Awarded to the brand who had the fewest problems reported by 100 car owners during the last 12 months with their 3-year old vehicle.
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2016 J.D. Power dealers award
Awarded to the dealer performance, both in terms of vehicle servicing (i.e., service initiation; service facility; vehicle pickup; and service quality) as well as the sales experience (i.e., dealer personnel; delivery process; and dealership facility).
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2016 J.D. Power depreciation ratings
The depreciation rating is based on the vehicle average annual depreciation over 5 years.
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