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.
2016  Chevrolet  Sonic J.D. Power Award
2016 TOP SMALL CAR

Chevrolet Sonic

2016  BMW  2 Series J.D. Power Award
2016 TOP SMALL PREMIUM CAR

BMW 2 Series

2016  BMW  X1 J.D. Power Award
2016 TOP SMALL PREMIUM SUV

BMW X1

2016  Hyundai  Tucson J.D. Power Award
2016 TOP SMALL SUV

Hyundai Tucson

Best Performance And Design Compact Vehicles

These are the highest-ranked compact cars and SUVs in this year's APEAL Study.
2016  smart  fortwo J.D. Power Award
2016 TOP CITY CAR

smart fortwo

2016  MINI  Clubman J.D. Power Award
2016 TOP COMPACT CAR

MINI Clubman

2016  Kia  Soul J.D. Power Award
2016 TOP COMPACT MULTI-PURPOSE VEHICLE

Kia Soul

2016  Lexus  RC J.D. Power Award
2016 TOP COMPACT PREMIUM CAR

Lexus RC

2016  Porsche  Boxster J.D. Power Award
2016 TOP COMPACT PREMIUM SPORTY

Porsche Boxster

2016  Porsche  Macan J.D. Power Award
2016 TOP COMPACT PREMIUM SUV

Porsche Macan

2016  Buick  Cascada J.D. Power Award
2016 TOP COMPACT SPORTY

Buick Cascada

2016  Toyota  RAV4 J.D. Power Award
2016 TOP COMPACT SUV

Toyota RAV4

Did you know...
"To determine which new luxury crossovers and SUVs are likely to be the most dependable in the future, J.D. Power calculates predicted reliability Power Circle Ratings from data collected in the company’s annual Vehicle Dependability Study (VDS) and Initial Quality Study (IQS), which poll thousands of new- and used-vehicle owners about the quality and dependability of their vehicles."

Best Performance And Design Midsize Vehicles

These are the highest-ranked midsize cars and SUVs in this year's APEAL Study.
2016  Kia  Optima J.D. Power Award
2016 TOP MIDSIZE CAR

Kia Optima

2016  Chevrolet  Colorado J.D. Power Award
2016 TOP MIDSIZE PICKUP

Chevrolet Colorado

2016  Audi  A6 J.D. Power Award
2016 TOP MIDSIZE PREMIUM CAR

Audi A6

2016  Porsche  911 J.D. Power Award
2016 TOP MIDSIZE PREMIUM SPORTY

Porsche 911

2016  BMW  X6 J.D. Power Award
2016 TOP MIDSIZE PREMIUM SUV

BMW X6

2016  Chevrolet  Camaro J.D. Power Award
2016 TOP MIDSIZE SPORTY

Chevrolet Camaro

2016  Kia  Sorento J.D. Power Award
2016 TOP MIDSIZE SUV

Kia Sorento

Best Performance And Design Large Vehicles

These are the highest-ranked large cars and SUVs in this year's Initial Quality Study.
2016  Nissan  Maxima J.D. Power Award
2016 TOP LARGE CAR

Nissan Maxima

2016  GMC  Sierra HD J.D. Power Award
2016 TOP LARGE HEAVY DUTY PICKUP

GMC Sierra HD

2016  Nissan  Titan J.D. Power Award
2016 TOP LARGE LIGHT DUTY PICKUP

Nissan Titan

2016  Land Rover  Range Rover J.D. Power Award
2016 TOP LARGE PREMIUM SUV

Land Rover Range Rover

2016  Chevrolet  Tahoe J.D. Power Award
2016 TOP LARGE SUV

Chevrolet Tahoe

2016  Kia  Sedona J.D. Power Award
2016 TOP MINIVAN

Kia Sedona

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