Autocar Porsche and Range Rover "most satisfying"

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    porsche-boxster. Porsche tops the table for the most appealing brand in the US, while the Range Rover is ranked best modelPorsche has been rated the most satisfying brand in the US, according to a new study by JD Power. The Range Rover was ranked as the most satisfying model.
    The Volkswagen Group received the highest number of model segment awards of any corporation. Chevrolet took more awards than any other single brand.
    JD Power’s Automotive Performance, Execution and Layout (APEAL) study saw 83,000 American motorists surveyed on the car they bought or leased in the first 90 days of ownership. Owners were asked to evaluate their vehicles across 77 attributes, which roll up into a 1000-point APEAL scale.
    The survey found that car makers producing models with a higher APEAL rating are able to charge higher prices. Owners of vehicles with a score of more than 100 points above the segment average typically spend $1800 (£1175) more than those buying cars with a score less than 100 points below the segment average.
    It also found that cars with scores of 100 points above the segment average spent less time on dealers’ forecourts, and that 64 per cent of owners would buy from the same brand again.
    Top models by segment:
    City car - Fiat 500
    Sub-compact car - Chevrolet Sonic (Aveo)
    Compact car - Chevrolet Volt
    Compact sporty car - Volkswagen Golf GTI
    Compact premium car – Lincoln MKZ
    Compact premium sporty car – Porsche Boxster
    Midsize car – Volkswagen Passat
    Midsize sporty car – Ford Mustang
    Midsize premium car – BMW 5-series
    Midsize premium sporty car – Mercedes SL
    Large car – Dodge Charger
    Large premium car – Lexus LS
    Sub compact SUV – Buick Encore
    Compact SUV – Mazda CX-5
    Compact MPV – Kia Soul
    Midsize SUV – Nissan Murano
    Midsize premium SUV - Porsche Cayenne
    Minivan – Honda Odyssey
    Large SUV – Nissan Armada
    Large premium SUV – Range Rover