Six vehicles available from McGrath Auto have taken top spots in the 2013 J.D. Power APEAL Study.
In all, 13 of our vehicles from were selected to the top-three lists.
All four of our new car locations (McGrath Kia, McGrath Buick GMC Cadillac, Pat McGrath Dodge Country, and Pat McGrath Chevyland) have vehicles that earned APEAL honors.
“Highest Ranked” Winners:
- Sub-Compact Car: Chevrolet Sonic
- Compact Car: Chevrolet Volt
- Large Car: Dodge Charger
- Sub-Compact CUV: Buick Encore
- Compact MPV: Kia Soul
- Large Light Duty Pickup: Chevrolet Avalanche
Vehicles in “Top Three”:
- Sub-Compact Car: Kia Rio
- Midsize Car: Kia Optima
- Large Car: Chrysler 300 Series
- Compact CUV: GMC Terrain
- Midsize CUV: Buick Enclave
- Large CUV: GMC Yukon
- Large Light Duty Pickup: Ram 1500 LD
About J.D. Power APEAL Study
The APEAL Study, which stands for Automotive Performance, Execution, and Layout, uses data collected through surveys of real-world vehicle owners. Study participants need to have owned their vehicles for at least 90 days to be eligible for the study.
The 2013 edition polled over 83,000 drivers between February and May of 2013.
The results help buyers make more informed decisions while also helping manufacturers and designers create more appealing and attractive cars, trucks, and SUVs.
For 2013, the study was updated to reflect current demands for new technologies and convenience. Based on responses, each vehicle was given a total score before being divided into specific categories.
The poll is based on eight key categories:
- Engine and transmission
- Ride, handling and braking
- Comfort and convenience
- Cockpit and instrument panel
- Heating, ventilation, and cooling
- Sound system
- Styling and exterior
McGrath Auto: Cedar Rapids’ Source for Appealing Vehicles
If you are interested in one of the top place winners in the 2013 APEAL Study, contact McGrath Auto today to learn more about our tremendous vehicle lineup.