AUDI A3, Q3 RANK HIGH IN LATEST J.D. POWER APEAL STUDY
July 23, 2015 by Audi
◾A3 rated highest in the Small Premium Car segment; Q3 was first in Small Premium SUV category
◾Three other Audi models were among the top three in their categories
◾Study was based on more than 84,000 responses gathered between February and May 2015
Drivers rated the Audi A3 Sedan and the Audi Q3 SUV highest in their segments in the J.D. Power 2015 U.S. Automotive Performance, Execution and Layout (APEAL) StudySM, a significant third-party evaluation of how current-model-year vehicles gratify their owners in design, features and overall presentation.
The A3 rated highest in the Small Premium Car segment, and the Q3 ranked first in the Small Premium SUV category. Recently, the Audi Q3 also topped the Small Premium SUV segment in the J.D. Power Initial Quality StudySM.
Additionally, Audi A7 was among the top three models in the Midsize Premium Car segment. The Audi Q5 was in the top three nameplates in the Compact Premium SUV segment. The Audi Q7 was among the top three Midsize Premium SUVs.
Overall, Audi (852 points) ranked fifth among brands in the APEAL study. The average score in the premium segment was 841.
According to J.D. Power, this year's study was based on responses gathered between February and May 2015 from more than 84,000 purchasers and lessees of new 2015 model-year cars and light trucks who were surveyed after 90 days of ownership.