The survey was commissioned to study how much consumers liked their new cars 90 days after they were purchased. The new Chevrolet Sonic, the compact Chevrolet Volt and the Chevrolet Avalanche pickup came first in their categories.
The study took place between February and May this year, with J.D. Power and Associates quizzing over 74,000 car owners that had recently purchased a 2012-model car or van. The study measured owners’ opinions on their new car’s styling, performance and design after ninety days of ownership.
Ford and Dodge also did very well, and were among seven brands that had two models finishing first in their category. The Audi A8 luxury sedan was the highest scoring car of any individual model.
“I would say all of the domestic automakers performed pretty well,” comments David Sargent, vice president of global automotive at J.D. Power. “Chrysler had the best year of the three, largely because their lineup had the most changes and new cars tend to do well on this survey.”
Porsche finished first overall, scoring 887 from a 1,000-point scale. It’s the eighth year in a row that the German manufacturer has come top, with Jaguar, BMW and Audi, and Mercedes-Benz following behind. However, two other Chrysler brands, Fiat and Jeep, performed poorly against other brands.
A big trend to take out of this year’s survey is that consumers are becoming more and more satisfied with small cars, thanks to manufacturers concentrating on improving fuel economy, design and more.
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