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

2017-02-22T10:30:22+00:00February 22nd, 2017|Award, News, Porsche, Santa Barbara Auto Group|

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.

Porsche Santa Barbara

402 S Hope Ave Ste C
Santa Barbara, California 93105
United States (US)
Phone: 805-563-4217
Email: sales@sbautogroup.net

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

2016-08-24T11:42:12+00:00August 24th, 2016|Award, Land Rover|

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.

Leading Performance and Design for 2016

The APEAL study measured 77 different factors of vehicle ownership and driving experience including: exterior and interior design, driving dynamics, visibility, and other safety factors. In the 2016 APEAL study the Land Rover Range Rover earned an overall score of 872. Land Rover itself ranked in 5thplace among other luxury brands earning an overall score of 843. Other top performers included the Land Rover Range Rover Evoque which ranked 2nd in the Small Premium SUV segment with a score of 826.

The 2016 Range Rover features an opulent interior, quick acceleration, a variety of powerful engine models including the new Td6 diesel engine, and reliable off-road capabilities. The 2016 Range Rover offers an enhanced V6 engine capable of 380hp for greater strength and control no matter the road conditions.   It also introduced a powerful new diesel engine this year as well to provide drivers with a more fuel-efficient option that does not compromise on power or capability.

The 2016 Range Rover is now available at Land Rover Santa Barbara. Interested drivers can research inventory selections online with Santa Barbara Auto Group or stop by the dealership to take a test drive or meet with an experienced sales representative.

About Land Rover Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara Auto Group is conveniently located off the 101 and Hope Ave and proudly serves Santa Barbara and the greater Southern California area. Santa Barbara Auto Group is an authorized Land Rover dealer and features a wide array of new and pre-owned Land Rover vehicles. As a premier Land Rover dealership, Land Rover Santa Barbara welcomes drivers and is dedicated to providing the highest in sales and service assistance. Furthermore, the fully trained Land Rover auto repair technicians will keep your Land Rover in top running conditions.

Land Rover Santa Barbara

401 S Hope Ave Ste B
Santa Barbara, California 93105
United States (US)
Phone: 805-563-4264
Email: sales@sbautogroup.net