Porsche Beat Genesis by Only One Point on JD Power's Highest Rated Cars List

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After being beaten by Genesis in JD Powers’ APEAL study and by Genesis, Hyundai and Kia in the Initial Quality Rankings, the Porsche 911 has come out on top on the company’s list of highest-rated vehicles of 2018.


This list was created by combining the scores of previous JD Power rankings in things like quality, dependability, performance, reviews, awards and dealership ratings. The best possible score was a perfect 100.

The Porsche 911 scored the highest, with 94 points. But only one point behind it was the Genesis G90. And then there were some ties:

  • Porsche 911 (94 points)
  • Genesis G90 (93)
  • Mercedes-Benz S-Class (92)
  • Lincoln Continental (92)
  • Porsche Macan (91)
  • Lincoln Navigator (91)
  • Lexus RX (91)
  • Porsche 718 (90)
  • BMW 7 Series (90)
  • Cadillac Escalade (90)
  • Genesis G80 (90)
  • Lexus GS (90)
  • Porsche Cayenne (90)

According to the company, these scores reflected millions of ownership experiences:

The Red Blade Ratings and 100-Point Score are sourced from J.D. Power’s wealth of consumer insight data from studies such as Vehicle Dependability Study (VDS); Customer Satisfaction Index (CSI); Initial Quality Study (IQS); Automotive Performance, Execution and Layout (APEAL); and Sales Satisfaction Index (SSI). These studies reflect more than 3.2 million verified ownership experiences from vehicle models dating from model year 2013 to model year 2018.

So there you have it, it you care about stuff like this. Do you actually take things like the JD Power awards into consideration when buying a car? I feel like some of these categories are too subjective to definitively say one thing or another.

Anyway, the list I’m more interested in are the cars that ranked the worst. I’ve asked JD Power to send that list along and will update if I hear back.

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