Chevy Camaro Tops Segment In J.D. Power Tech Experience 2 Years Running
The 2017 Chevrolet Camaro is tops in its segment in the J.D. Power 2017 U.S. Tech Experience Index Study. The Chevy Camaro is ranked highest in overall owner experience with vehicle technology in the midsize segment. And the Camaro ranks highest in the midsize segment for a second consecutive year.
What does it mean for consumers?
The study measures owner experience for usage and interaction with driver-centric vehicle technology. The Camaro sports car out-performed the competition in its segment, ranking highest in entertainment, connectivity and smartphone mirroring, as well as scoring high in collision protection and driving assistance. That’s pretty good for a car known for its performance-oriented nature.
J.D. Power says the most important factors in defining user experience are understandability, usability, usefulness, and trust. Kristin Kolodge, Executive Director of Driver Interaction & HMI Research at J.D. Power says, “User experience is an influential differentiator in technology acceptance and in perceived automotive quality. While owners are excited by new vehicle technology, they are also often confused by it.” But not so with the Camaro and another of its GM stablemates.
Two top Chevy vehicles
Chevrolet wins again in the study with a stablemate of the Camaro. The 2017 Chevy Tahoe, also ranks highest in the large segment in the latest J.D. Power U.S. Tech Experience Index Study. Tahoe is also one of US News & World Report’s “Best Cars” and it's a favorite large 7-or-8 person family hauler.
Other winners were the Kia Niro (small segment), Audi A3 (small premium segment), Hyundai Elantra (compact segment), and Lincoln MKC (compact premium segment).
The 2017 Tech Experience Index (TXI) Study is based on a survey of more than 19,500 vehicle owners and lessees. Awards are based on responses from the 14,900 owners who purchased or leased a new 2017 model-year vehicle in the previous 90 days that is an all-new or redesigned model within in the past three years. The study was fielded from February through July 2017.
The 2017 Chevrolet Camaro sports car comes in coupe and convertible body styles, you can get horsepower range from 275 to 650hp with the coupe starting at $25,905. It’s a good value for driving enthusiasts and owners ranked it high on their own experience for usage and interaction with driver-centric vehicle technology. You can get more information on the study here.
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