2021 Best Performance And Design Awards

When it comes to quality and performance, you don’t have to compromise. Let the experts take the driver’s seat and see how cars, trucks and SUVs stack up in our reviews. From brand to vehicle size, here are the highest quality vehicles on the market.

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2021 Best Performance And Design Brand

Each year, J.D. Power recognizes the highest-ranked overall nameplate in the APEAL Study.

Best Performance And Design Small Vehicles

These are the highest-ranked small cars and SUVs in this year's APEAL Study.
2014  Hyundai  Accent J.D. Power Award
2014 TOP SMALL CAR

Hyundai Accent

2014  MINI  Countryman J.D. Power Award
2014 TOP SMALL SUV

MINI Countryman

Best Performance And Design Compact Vehicles

These are the highest-ranked compact cars and SUVs in this year's APEAL Study.
2014  Dodge  Dart J.D. Power Award
2014 TOP COMPACT CAR

Dodge Dart

2014  Kia  Soul J.D. Power Award
2014 TOP COMPACT MULTI-PURPOSE VEHICLE

Kia Soul

2014  BMW  4 Series J.D. Power Award
2014 TOP COMPACT PREMIUM CAR

BMW 4 Series

2014  Porsche  Boxster J.D. Power Award
2014 TOP COMPACT PREMIUM SPORTY

Porsche Boxster

2014  Audi  Q5 J.D. Power Award
2014 TOP COMPACT PREMIUM SUV

Audi Q5

2014  Volkswagen  GTI J.D. Power Award
2014 TOP COMPACT SPORTY

Volkswagen GTI

2014  Nissan  Rogue J.D. Power Award
2014 TOP COMPACT SUV

Nissan Rogue

Best Performance And Design Midsize Vehicles

These are the highest-ranked midsize cars and SUVs in this year's APEAL Study.
2014  Mazda  MAZDA6 J.D. Power Award
2014 TOP MIDSIZE CAR

Mazda MAZDA6

2014  Honda  Ridgeline J.D. Power Award
2014 TOP MIDSIZE PICKUP

Honda Ridgeline

2014  Mercedes-Benz  CLS-Class J.D. Power Award
2014 TOP MIDSIZE PREMIUM CAR

Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class

2014  Porsche  911 J.D. Power Award
2014 TOP MIDSIZE PREMIUM SPORTY

Porsche 911

2014  Porsche  Cayenne J.D. Power Award
2014 TOP MIDSIZE PREMIUM SUV

Porsche Cayenne

2014  Dodge  Challenger J.D. Power Award
2014 TOP MIDSIZE SPORTY

Dodge Challenger

2014  Toyota  Highlander J.D. Power Award
2014 TOP MIDSIZE SUV

Toyota Highlander

Best Performance And Design Large Vehicles

These are the highest-ranked large cars and SUVs in this year's Initial Quality Study.
2014  Dodge  Charger J.D. Power Award
2014 TOP LARGE CAR

Dodge Charger

2014  Ford  F-250/F-350 Super Duty J.D. Power Award
2014 TOP LARGE HEAVY DUTY PICKUP

Ford F-250/F-350 Super Duty

2014  Ford  F-150 LD J.D. Power Award
2014 TOP LARGE LIGHT DUTY PICKUP

Ford F-150 LD

2014  Mercedes-Benz  S-Class J.D. Power Award
2014 TOP LARGE PREMIUM CAR

Mercedes-Benz S-Class

2014  Audi  A8 J.D. Power Award
2014 TOP LARGE PREMIUM CAR

Audi A8

2014  Land Rover  Range Rover J.D. Power Award
2014 TOP LARGE PREMIUM SUV

Land Rover Range Rover

2014  GMC  Yukon J.D. Power Award
2014 TOP LARGE SUV

GMC Yukon

2014  Nissan  Quest J.D. Power Award
2014 TOP MINIVAN

Nissan Quest

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Top-Rated 2014 Coupes: Performance & Design

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These are the 2-door coupe models that receive a Power Circle Rating of 4 or 5 out of a possible 5 for overall appeal in the 2014 APEAL Study.
Top-Rated 2014 Hatchbacks: Performance & Design

Top-Rated 2014 Hatchbacks: Performance & Design

Based on the J.D. Power 2014 APEAL Study, these models are the highest-rated hatchbacks.
Top-Rated 2014 Sedans: Performance & Design

Top-Rated 2014 Sedans: Performance & Design

Based on the J.D. Power 2014 APEAL Study, the following sedans receive a Power Circle Rating of 5 out of a possible 5 for overall appeal.
Top-Rated 2014 SUVs and Crossovers: Performance & Design

Top-Rated 2014 SUVs and Crossovers: Performance & Design

Based on the J.D. Power 2014 APEAL Study, the following models are the top-rated crossover SUVs and traditional SUVs.
Top-Rated 2014 Trucks: Performance & Design

Top-Rated 2014 Trucks: Performance & Design

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