According to J.D. Power, a global leader in consumer insights and analytics, sedans make up a whopping 18 of the 20 top-ranked (overall owner satisfaction) 2018 models priced below $65,000. This shouldn't be a surprising figure. Especially given the continuing rise of oil prices.
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Fall is the best time of the year to purchase a new or used vehicle. So say the experts, who note that model-year closeouts and manufacturer incentives tend to crop up around this time. If you’re looking for a sedan, you’re in even more luck. According to JDPower.com, a global leader in consumer insights, advisory services, and data and analytics, a whopping 18 of the 20 top-ranked (overall owner satisfaction) 2018 models at price points below $65,000 are sedans.
Troy Snyder, Vice President, Consumer Division at J.D. Power said, "Whether shopping for vehicles in the same segment or deciding if it's worth springing for a more premium model, shoppers who use our new Compare Cars tool can make a wiser purchase decision." The Compare Cars tool allows users to match three different models to simultaneously evaluate 100-point overall scores, as well as other metrics including quality, dependability, performance, and depreciation. To make research user-friendly, selected models remain saved within a digital tray as visitors browse from one page to another.
"While consumer interest continues to shift towards crossovers, many cars are still proving extremely satisfying to own," said Dave Sargent, Vice President, Global Automotive at J.D. Power. "The very best cars often score better for quality and appeal than crossovers at the same price point. We also see that more expensive vehicles score better, which is not surprising. These vehicles tend to be larger, more comfortable, more powerful, have better interiors and have more of the features that today's consumers crave."
Indeed, the top six luxury sedans from this year boast some pretty impressive stats. In addition to excellent handling -- whether you’re looking for a smooth ride or superior agility -- they offer swank interiors and a serious kick under the hood. The Audi A6 is one such vehicle topping the luxury list, while the A5 comes in 5th on J.D. Power in the $33,000 to $45,000 bracket. The athletic A6 can be upgraded with a supercharged V6 or a turbocharged V8 and does pretty well on gas in the city and on the open road.
The Lexus GS is another sedan that’s making the lists, ranking 3rd in the $45,000 to $65,000 category. Available all gas or as a hybrid, the car has a spacious interior and is available with rear- or all-wheel drive. Lots of other customizable options likely help this chart-topper get in good with a wide customer base.
The following list of sedans is based on price points and customer reviews. Here’s what JDPower.com has to say:
Toyota Corolla (83)
Lincoln MKC (87)