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Porsche, Ram top list of car brands with highest APEAL

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Apparently, you still get your money’s worth.

J.D. Power’s annual U.S. Automotive Performance, Execution and Layout (APEAL) Study was dominated by luxury brands.

Porsche topped the charts for 2013 by a large margin over Audi, BMW Land Rover and Lexus.

The highest ranking U.S. brand was seventh place Cadillac, followed by Lincoln in ninth and Ram in eleventh making Chrysler’s truck division the highest rated non-premium brand.

However, the Ram 1500 lost out to the Chevrolet Avalanche and Ford F-150 in the large truck category, while Volkswagen took home five segment wins, General Motors four and Ford three.

Pulling up the rear on this year’s list were Subaru, Mitsubishi and Smart, which scored 739 points out of a possible 1,000, compared to Porsche’s 884.