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.
2015  Chevrolet  Sonic J.D. Power Award
2015 TOP SMALL CAR

Chevrolet Sonic

2015  Audi  A3 J.D. Power Award
2015 TOP SMALL PREMIUM CAR

Audi A3

2015  Audi  Q3 J.D. Power Award
2015 TOP SMALL PREMIUM SUV

Audi Q3

2015  MINI  Countryman J.D. Power Award
2015 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.
2015  Fiat  500 J.D. Power Award
2015 TOP CITY CAR

Fiat 500

2015  Volkswagen  Golf J.D. Power Award
2015 TOP COMPACT CAR

Volkswagen Golf

2015  Ford  C-Max J.D. Power Award
2015 TOP COMPACT MULTI-PURPOSE VEHICLE

Ford C-Max

2015  BMW  4 Series J.D. Power Award
2015 TOP COMPACT PREMIUM CAR

BMW 4 Series

2015  Porsche  Cayman J.D. Power Award
2015 TOP COMPACT PREMIUM SPORTY

Porsche Cayman

2015  Porsche  Macan J.D. Power Award
2015 TOP COMPACT PREMIUM SUV

Porsche Macan

2015  MINI  Cooper J.D. Power Award
2015 TOP COMPACT SPORTY

MINI Cooper

2015  Mazda  CX-5 J.D. Power Award
2015 TOP COMPACT SUV

Mazda CX-5

Best Performance And Design Midsize Vehicles

These are the highest-ranked midsize cars and SUVs in this year's APEAL Study.
2015  Mazda  MAZDA6 J.D. Power Award
2015 TOP MIDSIZE CAR

Mazda MAZDA6

2015  Chevrolet  Colorado J.D. Power Award
2015 TOP MIDSIZE PICKUP

Chevrolet Colorado

2015  BMW  6 Series J.D. Power Award
2015 TOP MIDSIZE PREMIUM CAR

BMW 6 Series

2015  Chevrolet  Corvette J.D. Power Award
2015 TOP MIDSIZE PREMIUM SPORTY

Chevrolet Corvette

2015  Porsche  Cayenne J.D. Power Award
2015 TOP MIDSIZE PREMIUM SUV

Porsche Cayenne

2015  Dodge  Challenger J.D. Power Award
2015 TOP MIDSIZE SPORTY

Dodge Challenger

2015  Nissan  Murano J.D. Power Award
2015 TOP MIDSIZE SUV

Nissan Murano

Best Performance And Design Large Vehicles

These are the highest-ranked large cars and SUVs in this year's Initial Quality Study.
2015  Dodge  Charger J.D. Power Award
2015 TOP LARGE CAR

Dodge Charger

2015  GMC  Sierra HD J.D. Power Award
2015 TOP LARGE HEAVY DUTY PICKUP

GMC Sierra HD

2015  Ford  F-150 J.D. Power Award
2015 TOP LARGE LIGHT DUTY PICKUP

Ford F-150

2015  Mercedes-Benz  S-Class J.D. Power Award
2015 TOP LARGE PREMIUM CAR

Mercedes-Benz S-Class

2015  Infiniti  QX80 J.D. Power Award
2015 TOP LARGE PREMIUM SUV

Infiniti QX80

2015  Ford  Expedition J.D. Power Award
2015 TOP LARGE SUV

Ford Expedition

2015  Kia  Sedona J.D. Power Award
2015 TOP MINIVAN

Kia Sedona

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