8 popular auto brands
There are numerous reasons that a car appeals to its owner, but safety technology is one of the features that is of key importance to car owners today, according to J.D. Power and Associates' 2016 U.S. Automotive Performance, Execution and Layout, or APEAL, study.
The study, in its 21st year, surveyed over 80,000 new-car owners and lessees and analyzed 77 attributes of the cars to determine the models and brands that had the most appeal. Some factors J.D. Power and Associates analyzed besides safety technology were fuel economy, styling, comfort and these cars systems: audio, communication, entertainment, navigations.
The overall appeal score of all cars increased by 3 points this year, to 801 on a scale of 1,000. These brands make the models that received the highest scores in the analysis.
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