Fuel Economy Goes a Long Way in Car-Owner Satisfaction: Consumer Reports

The Chevrolet Volt electric car topped Consumer Reports’ list of cars that owners said they would definitely buy again.
The Volt, which also won the honor last year, topped two models that fit the “fun driving experience” trait: the Chevrolet Corvette and Porsche 911.
Other satisfying fuel-efficient models include the Toyota’s Camry Hybrid, Prius, Prius C, and Prius V, and the all-electric Nissan Leaf.
The subcompact Nissan Versa Sedan came in with the lowest score in CR’s survey, with fewer than half of its owners saying they would definitely buy it again.
Other low scorers in satisfaction include the V6 versions of the Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra pickups, Suzuki SX4, and the Nissan Armada and Mitsubishi Outlander SUVs.
CR’s annual owner-satisfaction survey, conducted by the Consumer Reports National Research Center, asks subscribers this question: Considering all factors (price, performance, reliability, comfort, enjoyment, etc.), would you get the same vehicle if you had it to do all over again?
CR said it received responses on about 350,000 vehicles and more than 240 models, spanning the 2010 through 2013 model years.
A model’s score is based on the percentage of respondents who answered “definitely yes.” To earn a top rating, a model needs to have at least 80 percent of owners say they would definitely get it again.

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