The Chattanooga-made Volkswagen Passat gained a top ranking in the midsize car segment in a new J.D. Power study, according to the German automaker.
The J.D. Power 2013 Automotive Performance, Execution, and Layout Study examines how rewarding a new vehicle is to own and drive based on owner evaluations of 77 vehicle attributes.
The study gathered responses between February and May of 2013 from more than 83,000 purchasers and leasees of new model-year cars and trucks who were surveyed after the first 90 days of ownership.
In terms of brands, Porsche was the top-ranked brand in the study for the ninth consecutive year. Audi moved into second place, from fourth the year prior. Volkswagen was 14th in the survey, the highest ranked non-premium passenger-car brand, the company said.
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