The highest-ranked premium model was Porsche with a rating of 888, a six-point enchancment from 2021. The highest-ranked mass-market model was Dodge for the third yr in a row with a rating of 882.
“Dodge is a improbable instance of understanding who your buyer base is and advertising to them, getting them to purchase your vehicles after which satisfying them,” mentioned David Amodeo, director of world automotive for JD energy. “Dodge is not for everybody…they discovered this area of interest available in the market, they usually simply went to it and actually attracted them.”
Audi and Honda had been the bottom rated premium and mass market manufacturers with a rating of 847 and 824 respectively.
Dodge grew to become the primary nationwide model in 2020 to move each the APEAL and the Energy Preliminary High quality Examine within the mass market section in the identical yr. Ram, which led mass-market manufacturers in 2019 earlier than Dodge moved into the lead, has ranked second for the previous three years.
Jeff Kommor, head of U.S. gross sales for Stellantis, mentioned Dodge has executed a superb job of preserving its muscle vehicles related over time with new colours and the flexibility to customise fashions. He pointed to the brand new Jailbreak possibility package deal on 2022 Dodge Charger and Challenger SRT Hellcat Redeye Widebody fashions that unlocks order restrictions. The package deal permits homeowners to combine and match from a options menu and boosts energy to 807 hp because of a revised powertrain calibration.
Kommor mentioned Challenger and Charger homeowners are “tremendous obsessed with their rides.”
The research additionally discovered that battery electrical autos scored decrease than conventional gasoline autos with a rating of 838 for BEVs in comparison with 846 for gasoline autos. Tesla Motors, which acquired a rating of 887, was not included within the BEV composite rating as a consequence of considerations that “the model’s dominance within the class would distort the outcomes of all different BEVs.” Tesla just isn’t eligible for the vary as a result of it doesn’t permit JD Energy to survey homeowners in states the place permission is required.
Satisfaction with gasoline economic system/vary satisfaction declined from final yr amid rising gasoline costs, JD Energy mentioned. Vary/charging velocity amongst BEV homeowners solely noticed a slight lower in satisfaction from final yr. General satisfaction with the automobile fell one level on the 1,000-point scale, marking the primary drop in eight years.