The annual J.D. Power survey for quality and appeal has named BMW, Kia, and Hyundai as the best car makers, according to US motorists.
Two owner studies were conducted, determining the quality of the vehicle and the overall appeal.
While these new results were awarded to a number of models not available in Australia, of those sold locally, the Audi A3 and Genesis G70 were ranked as among the best passenger cars for both quality and appeal.
The Nissan Maxima sedan ranked highly for both quality and appeal in the large car segment. Australia never received the current Maxima, with Nissan pulling the model from their local line-up in 2013.
But for overall quality and appeal, Germany's BMW, along with Korean brands Kia and Hyundai kept appearing as the best cars to buy in their respective divisions.
Based on the J.D. Power results, we've compiled a list showing all the models available – or soon to be available – in Australia, omitting a number of American vehicles not offered locally by manufacturers.
Research firm J.D. Power is yet to conduct or publish such surveys in Australia. Here are the top cars for quality from the US study, in alphabetical order:
|BMW 8 Series|
Here are the top cars listed for overall appeal, in alphabetical order:
|BMW 7 Series|
|Range Rover Velar|
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