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 Car for the Porsche Boxster.
The Porsche Macan has been a customer favorite since it was introduced. J.D. Power awarded the 2016 Macan five-stars in nearly every one of the fourteen categories that are analyzed when compiling a performance and design review. By replacing much of the steel parts that were used in previous models with aluminum, the 2016 Porsche Macan cuts significant weight, adding to the overall efficiency. With one of the best traction control systems on the market, the Macan offers a smooth and enjoyable ride.
The Porsche 911 also holds a reputation for developing a loyal following of enthusiasts. Though this sports car is a bit on the pricey side, its review speaks for itself. Receiving five-stars in all but one of the fourteen categories assessed, the 2016 Porsche 911 truly embodies the heart and soul of the company. High-performing, stylish, comfortable, luxurious, and technologically advanced? What more can a driver ask for?
The Porsche Boxster has been considered Porsche’s “entry-level” sports car. With easy maneuverability and 2.7L 6-cylinder engine, the Boxster is perfect for drivers who want the sport car experience without the desire to hit the race track. It comes with Porsche’s latest safety features and offers one of the most stylish looks in the sport car category.
The kind of quality displayed in these vehicles is not out of the ordinary for Porsche. These are not isolated incidences of luck. Porsche has a reputation for combining style, performance, luxury, and reliability that is unmatched, with twelve consecutive years of awards to prove it. So visit Porsche Santa Barbara where our friendly and knowledgeable sales staff will help you find the Porsche you’re looking for.
About Porsche Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara Auto group is proud to be an authorized Porsche dealer located just off the 101 and S Hope Ave. The Porsche team at Santa Barbara Auto Group is strongly committed to delivering an exceptional buying experience. The sales staff offers many years of experience satisfying customers’ needs. Furthermore, the Santa Barbara Auto Group offers a wide array of new and pre-owned Porsche vehicles which customers may view online or on-site at the dealership.
The Santa Barbara Auto Group is dedicated to providing the best sales and service experience in Southern California. To learn more about any of the popular Porsche models including the 2013 Porsche 911 or Porsche Boxster, feel free to call, email, or stop by for friendly personal service.