AutoPacific announced its 17th annual Vehicle Satisfaction Awards (VSA) to identify the most satisfying cars on the market and help educate consumers before they buy.
Owner satisfaction is objectively measured by AutoPacific’s VSA with 51 vehicle attributes ranging from interior comfort and convenience to fuel economy and performance. These awards are based on the results of responses from over 52,000 new vehicle owners.
2013’s most satisfying brands include: Cadillac, Top Premium Brand and Buick, Top Popular Brand. The Cadillac SRX Luxury Crossover SUV is the vehicle registering highest overall satisfaction. The Lexus LS460 is the car with the highest overall satisfaction score.
These awards are meant to make the decision process easier for vehicle buyers as they search different brands and models. 2013 resulted in 294 models and 33 brands from which consumers can search for a vehicle.
Top performers for 2013 are:
Highest Satisfaction Premium Brand: Cadillac
Highest Satisfaction Popular Brand: Buick
Luxury Car: Lexus LS460
Aspirational Luxury Car: Hyundai Genesis
Luxury Mid-Size Car: Lexus ES
Large Car: Toyota Avalon
Mid-Size Car: Kia Optima
Premium Compact Car: Acura ILX
Compact Car: Nissan Sentra
Economy Car: Chevrolet Sonic
Sports Car: Chevrolet Corvette
Sporty Car: Hyundai Veloster/Dodge Challenger
Hybrid Car/EV: Toyota Avalon Hybrid
Heavy Duty Pickup: Chevrolet Silverado HD
Light Duty Pickup: Ford F-150
Luxury/Large SUV: Infiniti QX56
Mid-Size SUV: Jeep Grand Cherokee
Luxury Crossover SUV: Cadillac SRX
Large Crossover SUV: Ford Flex
Premium Mid-Size Crossover SUV: Toyota Highlander
Mid-Size Crossover SUV: Masda CX-5
Compact Crossover SUV: Kia Sportage
Minivan: Chrysler Town & Country
Hybrid/EV Crossover SUV: Lexus RX450h