Chevy Volt again ranked by Consumer Reports as most-loved car
November 29, 2012
by Mike Colias
The Chevrolet Volt plug-in hybrid landed atop Consumer Reports' annual owner-satisfaction ranking for the second straight year.
Ninety-two percent of responding Volt owners in a poll of the magazine's subscribers said they definitely would buy a Volt again, tops among 240 models, the magazine said today.
The Volt's two-year reign "points to the continuing trend of owners' enthusiasm for cars that are fuel-efficient cars, especially as we see more and more hybrid and electric models hitting the market," Rik Paul, Consumer Reports' auto editor, said in a statement.
It's also affirmation for GM executives who've battled bad press from early soft sales, scathing criticism from opponents of green-car subsidies, and a late 2011 federal safety probe into battery fires that turned up no significant risks.
Tops in the sports car category were the Chevy Corvette, Porsche 911, the V8 Dodge Challenger and the Ford Mustang.
Among luxury vehicles, owners of the Audi A7 and A6 and the Lexus GS were the most satisfied, the poll showed.
The Nissan Versa sedan received the lowest rating from owners, followed by the V-6 versions of the Chevy Silverado and GMC Sierra pickups, and the Nissan Armada, Suzuki SX4 and Mitsubishi Outlander SUVs.
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