DEARBORN - The Ford Expedition and Ford Flex were the top ranked vehicles in their segments in the recent J.D. Power and Associates’ 2012 APEAL Study.
The Ford Expedition earned the top spot in the Large Crossover/SUV Segment, beating out competitors like the Nissan Armada and Toyota Sequoia. The Ford Expedition offers flexible seating for eight, featuring the second-row CenterSlide seat and PowerFold third-row seat, as well as delivering the capability that customers demand with towing capacity of up to 9,200 lbs.
The Ford Flex ranked first among Medium Crossovers/SUVs, topping the Honda Crosstour and Dodge Durango. Refreshed for 2013 model year, the Flex’s advanced design, sophisticated interior and gratifying driving dynamics are winning devotees in key strategic regions such as Los Angeles. The Flex is also the inspiration behind the ‘Suburban Dictionary,’ a glossary of terms highlighting the quirkier moments of suburban life created by New York Times best-selling author Christian Lander. See more at social.ford.com and www.facebook.com/FordFlex.
Ford had a total of six vehicles in the top three in their respective segments overall.
The APEAL Study (which stands for Automotive Performance, Execution and Layout) ranks new vehicles for how “gratifying” they are to own and drive based on the evaluation of 80 attributes by over 74,000 purchasers and lessees after the first 90 days of ownership.