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Top cars 2014

Jaguar and Lexus share top manufacturer honours in major reader satisfaction survey.

The influential What Car? JD Power results are out for 2014 with Jaguar and Lexus named the brands that consistently get it right.

The Volkswagen Up!, Skoda Yeti and Kia Venga were among the model category winners in the survey of 15,000 motorists which took place between January and March 2014.

The What Car? JD Power study measures customer satisfaction and is based on vehicle appeal (31%), which includes performance, design, comfort and features; vehicle quality and reliability (22%);  ownership costs (25%), which includes fuel consumption, insurance and costs of service/repair; and dealer service satisfaction (22%).

What Car? JD Power 2014 survey

Top manufacturers

1= Jaguar 80.8%
1= Lexus 80.8%
3   Mercedes-Benz 80.1%
4   Škoda 80.0%
5   Volkswagen 79.1%
6   Honda 78.9%
7   Volvo 78.4%
8   Toyota 77.9%
9= Kia 77.8%
9= Mazda 77.8%
9= MINI 77.8%

Category winners

Small car – Citroën DS3
Large SUV – Lexus RX
Small MPV – Kia Venga
MPV – VW Touran
Executive – Volvo V70/XC70
Fun – VW Scirocco
Family – Mercedes C-Class
SUV – Skoda Yeti
Small family car – VW Golf Plus
City car –  VW Up!


Top models

1   Volkswagen Up
2   Volkswagen Golf Plus
3   Skoda Yeti
4   Mercedes-Benz C-Class
5   Volkswagen Scirocco
6   Volkswagen Tiguan
7=  Lexus CT200h
7 = Skoda Octavia
7 = Volvo V70/XC70
10  Jaguar XF

About Gareth Herincx

Gareth is a versatile journalist, copywriter and digital editor who's worked across the media in newspapers, magazines, TV, teletext, radio and online. After long stints at the BBC, GMTV and ITV, he now specialises in motoring.

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