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Heck Yes, J.D. Power Rankings Prove Sedans Are Still Where It's At


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Heck Yes, J.D. Power Rankings Prove Sedans Are Still Where It's At

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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8Add ‘Buy a new car’ to Your Fall To-Do List

Heck Yes, J.D. Power Rankings Prove Sedans Are Still Where It's At

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.

7According to J.D. Power, Sedans are the Way to Go

Heck Yes, J.D. Power Rankings Prove Sedans Are Still Where It's At
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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.

6Avoiding the Crossover Trend?

Heck Yes, J.D. Power Rankings Prove Sedans Are Still Where It's At

"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."

52018 Had Some Stellar Sedans

Heck Yes, J.D. Power Rankings Prove Sedans Are Still Where It's At
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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:

4Top Vehicles $15,000-$19,999

Heck Yes, J.D. Power Rankings Prove Sedans Are Still Where It's At

  1. 2018 Kia Soul (79 points out of 100)
  2. 2018 Kia Rio (79)
  3. 2018 Hyundai Elantra (77)
  4. 2018 Kia Forte (76)
  5. 2018 Chevrolet Sonic (75)
  6. 3Top Vehicles $20,000-$32,999

    Heck Yes, J.D. Power Rankings Prove Sedans Are Still Where It's At
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    1. 2018 MINI Countryman (83)
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    3. Toyota Corolla (83)

    4. 2018 Nissan Altima (83)
    5. 2018 Chevrolet Impala (83)
    6. 2018 Chevrolet Cruz (82)
    7. 2Top Vehicles $33,000-$44,999

      Heck Yes, J.D. Power Rankings Prove Sedans Are Still Where It's At

      1. 2018 Infiniti Q60 (87)
      2. 2018 Lincoln MKC (87)
      3. 2018 Lexus ES (87)
      4. 2018 Lexus IS (87)
      5. 2018 Audi A5 Coupe (86)
      6. 1Top Vehicles $45,000-$65,000

        Heck Yes, J.D. Power Rankings Prove Sedans Are Still Where It's At
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        1. 2018 Lincoln Continental (92)
        2. 2018 Lexus RX (91)
        3. 2018 Lexus GS (90)
        4. 2018 Genesis G80 (90)
        5. 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC (89)