While much of the world is waiting for the 2015 Hellcat to start prowling the streets, let's take a moment to honor the 2014 Dodge Challenger, too. After all, the current Challenger, which led the "Sporty Car" segment in June's 2014 J.D. Power Initial Quality Study (IQS), just did the same in Power's more recent Automotive Performance, Execution and Layout (APEAL) report. The latter is sort of the flipside of the former, with the IQS focused on things that go wrong with a vehicle during the first 90 days of ownership, and the APEAL study looking to what drivers particularly enjoy during that time.
Also impressive: Including the awards for the 2014 Dodge Challenger, J.D. Power has now recognized the brand's muscle-car coupe for in-segment victories in three of the past four APEAL rankings and in two of the past four IQS honor rolls.