J.D. Power Awards

2017 performance Small Car Awards

According to verified new-vehicle owners, listed below are the top-ranked 2017 Small Car models in performance and driving experience, measuring how gratifying a vehicle is to own and drive.

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Among Small Premium Cars, the artful 2017 BMW 2 Series was the top-ranked model in performance and driving experience, in a tie with the Audi A3.
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The agreeable 2017 BMW X1 was ranked highest in the Small Premium SUV segment in performance and driving experience.
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In performance and driving experience, the gifted 2017 Kia Niro ranked highest in the Small SUV segment.
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Other J.D. Power ratings and awards
2017 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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2017 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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2017 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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2017 J.D. Power resale ratings
The resale rating is based on the vehicle average annual depreciation over 5 years.
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