The annual J.D. Power Automotive Performance Execution and Layout (APEAL) study attempts to gauge how well new vehicle owners like their car or pickup truck in 77 different areas. Of course, this is very different than J.D. Power's other studies that attempt to assess 90-day initial quality and three-year vehicle dependability. As you might imagine, opinions vary across the automotive spectrum but the 2014 results for those interested in pickup trucks are interesting.
In the pickup categories, the vehicles with the highest rankings were the Honda Ridgeline (Midsize Pickup), the Ford F-150 (Light-Duty Pickup) and the Ford F-250/350 Super Duty (Heavy-Duty Pickup). It's also worth noting that the highest-ranking brand that makes a pickup is Ram, falling between automotive brands Hyundai and Volkswagen, with a score well above the non-premium brand average score.
To check out the full story and see how all other categories and brands scored, see the full story by Cars.com's Consumer Affairs Editor Kelsey Mays.