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America’s Most Loved New Cars

AutoNXT Logo By Perry Stern of AutoNXT | Slide 1 of 27: It’s difficult to pinpoint exactly why consumers love certain new cars, but over the last 22 years J.D. Power has developed a formula to determine which vehicles have the most desirable characteristics among new-car purchasers. The automotive research firm calls it the APEAL awards, which stands for Automotive Performance, Execution And Layout. Ratings are based on consumer evaluations of their 2017 model-year vehicles in the first 90 days of ownership across 77 attributes, which are factored into an overall APEAL score.

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It’s difficult to pinpoint exactly why consumers love certain new cars, but over the last 22 years J.D. Power has developed a formula to determine which vehicles have the most desirable characteristics among new-car purchasers. The automotive research firm calls it the APEAL awards, which stands for Automotive Performance, Execution And Layout. Ratings are based on consumer evaluations of their 2017 model-year vehicles in the first 90 days of ownership across 77 attributes, which are factored into an overall APEAL score.

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