Infographic:2018 Performance and Design Key Stats
Conducted annually, the J.D. Power U.S. Automotive Performance, Execution and Layout (APEAL) Study,SM now in its 23rd year, measures owner satisfaction with their vehicle’s performance, styling, comfort, features, and usability after 90 days of ownership. It covers satisfaction, likes, and dislikes for 77 vehicle attributes across 10 categories. In the 2018 study, 176 models from 31 brands are ranked.
The APEAL Study examines 10 vehicle categories, all of which consumers are finding more satisfying vs. 2017: driving dynamics (+12 points on a 1,000-point scale); visibility and safety (+11); engine/transmission (+10); audio/communication/entertainment/navigation (+10); seats (+10); heating, ventilation and air conditioning (+10); exterior (+9); interior (+9); storage and space (+9); and fuel economy (+4).
In the infographic that follows, we present some key statistics and findings from the 2018 U.S. APEAL Study.