2018 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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2018 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.
2017 TOP SMALL CAR

Chevrolet Bolt

2017 TOP SMALL PREMIUM CAR

BMW 2 Series

2017 TOP SMALL PREMIUM CAR

Audi A3

2017 TOP SMALL PREMIUM SUV

BMW X1

2017 TOP SMALL SUV

Kia Niro

Best Performance And Design Compact Vehicles

These are the highest-ranked compact cars and SUVs in this year's APEAL Study.
2017 TOP COMPACT CAR

MINI Clubman

2017 TOP COMPACT MULTI-PURPOSE VEHICLE

Kia Soul

2017 TOP COMPACT PREMIUM CAR

Audi A4

2017 TOP COMPACT PREMIUM SUV

Porsche Macan

2017 TOP COMPACT SPORTY

MINI Cooper

2017 TOP COMPACT SUV

Honda CR-V

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"Choosing a reliable car doesn’t require sacrifice in terms of style, driving dynamism, a coddling cabin, and the wind in your hair on a warm summer’s evening. As proof, J.D. Power offers this list of reliable coupes and convertibles priced over $50,000."

Best Performance And Design Midsize Vehicles

These are the highest-ranked midsize cars and SUVs in this year's APEAL Study.
2017 TOP MIDSIZE CAR

Nissan Altima

2017 TOP MIDSIZE PICKUP

Honda Ridgeline

2017 TOP MIDSIZE PREMIUM CAR

Lincoln Continental

2017 TOP MIDSIZE PREMIUM CAR

Audi A7

2017 TOP MIDSIZE PREMIUM SPORTY

Porsche 911

2017 TOP MIDSIZE PREMIUM SUV

Porsche Cayenne

2017 TOP MIDSIZE SPORTY

Dodge Challenger

2017 TOP MIDSIZE SUV

Nissan Murano

Best Performance And Design Large Vehicles

These are the highest-ranked large cars and SUVs in this year's APEAL Study.
2017 TOP LARGE CAR

Kia Cadenza

2017 TOP LARGE HEAVY DUTY PICKUP

Ford Super Duty

2017 TOP LARGE LIGHT DUTY PICKUP

Ford F-150

2017 TOP LARGE PREMIUM SUV

Cadillac Escalade

2017 TOP LARGE SUV

Chevrolet Tahoe

2017 TOP MINIVAN

Chrysler Pacifica

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Top-Rated 2017 Luxury SUVs Over $50,000 in Performance and Design

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Top-Rated 2017 Small Cars in Performance and Design

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Top-Rated 2017 Small SUVs in Performance and Design

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