2012 APEAL Nameplate Ranking
(Based on a 1,000-point scale)
Porsche 887
Jaguar 877
BMW 859
Audi 848
Mercedes-Benz 844
Land Rover 833
Lexus 833
Cadillac 823
Infiniti 823
Acura 816
Lincoln 815
MINI 815
Volkswagen 812
Volvo 807
RAM 792
Ford 791
Chrysler 789
Industry Average 788
Kia 786
Dodge 785
Buick 784
Hyundai 784
GMC 780
Toyota 780
Chevrolet 777
Honda 771
Mazda 770
Nissan 769
Fiat 768
Jeep 764
Scion 764
Subaru 761
Mitsubishi 752
smart 752
Suzuki 745

Top Three Models per Segment
Car Segments

Sub-Compact Car
Highest Ranked: Chevrolet Sonic
Fiat 500
Ford Fiesta

Compact Car
Highest Ranked: Chevrolet Volt
Volkswagen Golf
Honda CR-Z

Compact Sporty Car
Highest Ranked: MINI Coupe/Roadster
Volkswagen GTI
MINI Cooper

Compact Premium Sporty Car*
Highest Ranked: Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class
Mercedes-Benz E-Class Convertible/Coupe

Entry Premium Car
Highest Ranked: BMW 3 Series
BMW 1 Series
Audi A4/5

Midsize Sporty Car*
Highest Ranked: Dodge Challenger
Ford Mustang

Midsize Premium Car
Highest Ranked: Audi A6
BMW 5 Series
Mercedes-Benz E-Class Sedan/Wagon

Large Premium Car
Highest Ranked: Audi A8
Jaguar XJ
Porsche Panamera

Midsize Car
Highest Ranked: Kia Optima (tie) / Volkswagen Passat (tie)
Suzuki Kizashi

Large Car
Highest Ranked: Dodge Charger
Chrysler 300 Series
Nissan Maxima

Premium Sporty Car*
Highest Ranked: Porsche 911
BMW 6 Series

Top Three Models per Segment
Truck / Multi-Activity Vehicle (MAV) Segments

Compact Crossover/SUV
Highest Ranked: MINI Countryman
Volkswagen Tiguan
Kia Sportage

Compact MPV*
Highest Ranked: Kia Soul
Toyota Prius v

Entry Premium Crossover/SUV
Highest Ranked: Range Rover Evoque
BMW X3
Audi Q5

Midsize Crossover/SUV
Highest Ranked: Ford Flex
Honda Crosstour
Dodge Durango

Large Crossover/SUV
Highest Ranked: Ford Expedition
Nissan Armada
Toyota Sequoia

Midsize Premium Crossover/SUV
Highest Ranked: Porsche Cayenne
Volkswagen Touareg
Audi Q7 (tie)
Mercedes-Benz M-Class (tie)

Large Premium Crossover/SUV
Highest Ranked: Infiniti QX56
Cadillac Escalade
Land Rover Range Rover Sport

Large Pickup
Highest Ranked: Chevrolet Avalanche
Ford F-150 LD
Ford F-250/F-350 Super Duty

Midsize Pickup*
Highest Ranked: Nissan Frontier
Honda Ridgeline

Minivan
Highest Ranked: Nissan Quest
Honda Odyssey
Toyota Sienna

*No other model in this segment performs above the segment average.

SOURCE J.D. Power and Associates