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Porsche Ranks Highest in J.D. Power’s 2016 APEAL Study for 12th Consecutive Year

Porsche Santa Barbara applauds Porsche’s victory and the brand’s ability to design vehicles that appeal to nearly every driver. One of the many vehicle studies conducted by J.D. Power is the APEAL study, which stands for Automotive Performance, Execution, and Layout. The intent of this study is to determine what features customers value most by examining what consumers like about their vehicle ninety days after purchasing. In fact, the study has been nicknamed the “Things gone right” study. APEAL focuses on eight categories of vehicle performance and design: engine/transmission; ride, handling and braking; comfort/convenience; seats; cockpit/instrument panel; heating, ventilation and cooling; sound system; and styling/exterior. In other words, the study is basically an overall evaluation of the vehicle’s reliability and likeability. Porsche ranking highest in overall appeal is exciting news for Porsche Santa Barbara. Though we’ve never had any doubts about the quality of Porsche’s designs, the recognition affirms our reputation for delivering superior luxury vehicles. Porsche Delivers Top Quality in Several Categories J.D. Power categorizes the vehicles in the APEAL study by vehicle type. Porsche won in three categories including: Compact Premium SUV for the Porsche Macan; Midsize Premium Sporty Car for the Porsche 911; and Compact Premium Sporty [...]

By | 2017-02-22T13:31:52+00:00 February 22nd, 2017|Santa Barbara Auto Group|Comments Off on Porsche Ranks Highest in J.D. Power’s 2016 APEAL Study for 12th Consecutive Year

Porsche Earns Top Collective Score in 2016 J.D. Power APEAL Study

Porsche takes home multiple awards from the J.D. Power APEAL study released last month for leading models including the Boxster and Macan. Porsche once again received high ratings from the J.D. Power APEAL report released last month. The APEAL report is an annual study that provides information on driver satisfaction across a variety of factors including design, performance, and driver experience. The study correlates responses from over 80,000 owners of new cars who evaluated more than 240 models grouped into ten different categories. In the 2016 study, Porsche won the overall classification for best luxury brand. Additionally, the Porsche 911 Boxster and Porsche Macan both earned the first place in their respective categories. Porsche Earns Leading Score for Overall Classification The 2016 J.D. Power APEAL study has named Porsche as the top luxury brand in overall classification twelve times since 2004. Overall classification is based on an aggregate score out of 1,000 covering an array of categories. This year, Porsche beat out all other manufacturers with a score of 877. In addition to a top overall score, Porsche also earned top scores in multiple individual categories. For example, the 911 came in first place in the “Midsize Premium Sports Car” [...]

By | 2017-01-01T11:23:08+00:00 September 30th, 2016|Santa Barbara Auto Group|Comments Off on Porsche Earns Top Collective Score in 2016 J.D. Power APEAL Study

BMW Models Earn Top Ratings from 2016 J.D. Power APEAL Study

BMW earned top scores across five different vehicle categories in the 2016 J.D. Power APEAL study for premium performance, design, and satisfaction. Santa Barbara, CA - BMW models received top accolades from the 2016 J.D. Power APEAL study which was recently published in July. The top BMW models to take first in their category included the BMW AG, BMW 2 Series, the BMW X1, and the BMW X6. Each model received the highest points within its classification based on ownership experience, performance, design, and functionality aspects. “We are proud to have so many models achieve the highest potential on this consumer study,” shares BMW Santa Barbara General Sales Manager, Bill Fogg. “BMW consistently strives to provide an exceptional ownership and driving experience and is proud to have achieved that goal with consumers in 2016.” In addition to the models mentioned above, the J.D. Power APEAL study authors noted that the BMW 7 Series also received the highest score in the large premium car segment of the 2016 study but was not presented an award because the category does not have a sufficient number of models represented. The J.D. Power APEAL study is now in its 21st year and is the [...]

By | 2017-01-01T11:23:08+00:00 September 28th, 2016|Santa Barbara Auto Group|Comments Off on BMW Models Earn Top Ratings from 2016 J.D. Power APEAL Study

2016 Range Rover Earns Top Honors from J.D. Power APEAL Study

Land Rover celebrates the recent J.D. Power 2016 Automotive Performance award given to the 2016 Range Rover. Land Rover has earned yet another prestigious award for the 2016 Land Rover Range Rover. This popular vehicle was recently ranked as the highest model under the Large Premium SUV category in the J.D. Power 2016 Automotive Performance report. The report was released last month and included rankings on design and performance characteristics of 33 different automotive brands. The study is completed annually and serves as a premium benchmark for luxury vehicle performance and ownership satisfaction. Five-Time Award Winner The Range Rover is the flagship vehicle for Land Rover and is no stranger to top ratings and reviews. In fact, this is the fifth time the Land Rover Range Rover has earned an award from the J.D. Power Automotive Performance, Execution, and Layout Study™ (APEAL). The newest model was designed from the ground up to encompass a higher level of sophistication and all-terrain capability. It speaks to the iconic design of the original model yet includes innovative new design features that make it a leading model in the modern automotive marketplace. Consequently, it has earned rave reviews from automotive journalists and owners alike. [...]

By | 2017-01-01T11:23:20+00:00 August 24th, 2016|Santa Barbara Auto Group|Comments Off on 2016 Range Rover Earns Top Honors from J.D. Power APEAL Study