Maybe GMC should have held off on its redesign of the Yukon because, according to J.D. Power, the 2014 Yukon is one of the most appealing vehicles money can buy. The global market research company released the results of its Automotive Performance, Execution and Layout Study (APEAL), finding that the Yukon ranked highest among all new vehicles. The study relies upon the responses of more than 83,000 individuals to questions related to how gratifying their new vehicle has been to own and operate during the first 90 days of ownership.
Like the APEAL Study, J.D. Power’s Initial Quality Study relies on the responses of more than 83,000 new-vehicle owners to 233 questions related to perceived quality during the first 90 days of ownership. The Vehicle Dependability Study relies on information J.D. Power gathers from owners of three-year-old cars, then ranks them on short-term dependability.