The way the system is set up, auto manufacturers offer substantial financial incentives to dealers whose survey results show the highest levels of customer satisfaction. Sounds fair enough, right? By rewarding dealerships with financial incentives, these carmakers have unwittingly encouraged unscrupulous car dealers to capitalize on the situation. They do this by pressuring their own customer service representatives and salespeople to obtain artificially high scores on their customer satisfaction surveys, by hook or by crook.
August 28, — Customer satisfaction with automobiles and light vehicles rises 1. The top nameplates shuffle as Customer satisfaction of cars ties Lexus for best luxury automaker while Subaru takes over the lead in the mass market.
European cars stand steady at a score of 82 for the highest owner satisfaction, trailed by Japanese and Korean automakers, which slip to Fiat Chrysler improves to 78, but remains in third place.
While both product and service quality have improved for the industry overall, this year's rise in driver satisfaction is largely the result of better value. Proposed tariffs on auto imports add to the pressure of rising metal costs for both international automakers and American-made cars using foreign parts.
That ties for second place with Honda, which improves 2 percent to Volkswagen is one of the most improved mass-market cars, gaining 4 percent for a score of That follows a number of changes, including doubling the length of its warranties, investing in new technologies, and a fuel economy that drivers say is now among the best in the industry.
Below that, eight companies tie at a below-average score of Buick, Jeep, and Nissan all hold steady compared to last year. GMC tumbles 5 percent for the largest drop in the group, while Hyundai falls 4 percent and Mazda dips 2 percent.
Kia slumps 4 percent to 79, joining Chevrolet down 2 percent and Mitsubishi up 1 percent. Dodge and Ford tie at 77 but move in opposite directions: Dodge gains 3 percent while Ford falls 3 percent. Chrysler drops 6 percent to a 74 for a distant last place.
Among mass-market cars, driving performance is up 1 percent to 86, and both vehicle safety and comfort are unchanged. Dependability, however, is down. Drivers give slightly lower marks for the look of exteriors 84but interiors are unaffected Gas mileage continues to be the low point at a score of Luxury vehicles have a new contender Volvo is the big winner among luxury vehicles, gaining 4 percent for an ACSI score of 85, tying Lexus down 1 percent for first place.
This is a new high for Volvo, the most improved luxury car of Volvo reportedly doubled its investment in U.
Lincoln is the top-rated U. Audi gained 1 percent to Following a raft of recalls, Mercedes-Benz retreats 2 percent to 82, evenly matched with Cadillac, which slips 1 percent, and BMW, unchanged.
Acura rose 1 percent to 81, ahead of Infiniti, which returned to the bottom of the luxury category at Luxury car owners note several improvements in the customer experience. Driving performance is excellent, safety has improved, cars are more dependable than ever, and both interiors and exteriors continue to impress all score an Luxury vehicles also improved slightly in warranties 83 and gas mileage This press release is also available in PDF format.
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