Lexus, Porsche and Cadillac topped the charts in J.D. Power and Associates' 2004 APEAL study - or "things gone right" survey, as it's known.
The APEAL (automotive performance, execution and layout) study, measures owners' delight with new or redesigned nameplates launched in the past year.
Lexus ranked first among brands, with a 910 score out of a possible 1,000, followed by Porsche at 903 and Cadillac at 902. Jaguar, at 897, and Cadillac made the biggest improvements over last year.
The industry average for brands was 852. The lowest scoring brands were Jeep, at 818; Oldsmobile, at 811; and Isuzu, at 810.
Lexus also notched category wins for entry luxury SUV with the RX 330 and premium luxury SUV with the RX 470. Nissan SUVs scored two first-place finishes - for full-sized SUV with the Armada and mid-sized SUV with the Murano.
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