Top-Rated 2018 Small SUVs in Performance and Design
The annual J.D. Power Automotive Performance, Execution, and Layout (APEAL) Study measures what new-vehicle owners like the most and the least about their new cars, trucks, SUVs, and vans. Survey respondents have owned their new vehicles for at least 90 days, and share their opinions about the design, interior layout, and performance of the vehicles.
Based on this data, J.D. Power generates Power Circle Ratings that visually summarize the findings of the study. Consumers can use these ratings as a guide when shopping for a new vehicle, helping them to understand which makes and models people find to be the most appealing after having owned them for a period of time.
This buyer’s guide highlights the top-rated 2018 Small SUVs from the J.D. Power 2018 APEAL Study. Each model listed in alphabetical order below receives a Power Circle Rating of 4 or 5 out of a possible 5 for overall appeal.