Cars With the Most Satisfied Owners
August 27, 2015
When purchasing a new vehicle, car buyers should look to current owners for insight into how satisfied they are with their purchase, what issues -- if any -- they've had with their vehicle, and whether they would purchase it again.
AutoPacific recently identified the winners of its 2015 Vehicle Satisfaction Awards. This year's top brand winners include Tesla for the premium brand category and GMC for the popular brand category. And another big winner was the Kia K900, which set an all-time high and won AutoPacific's President's Award.
Results of the Vehicle Satisfaction Awards are based on survey responses from more than 66,000 car owners of new 2015 model year cars and light trucks to measure how satisfied they are with their vehicles. Below is a look at all of this year's winners.
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|Most Satisfying Vehicle Overall||Kia K900|
|Highest Satisfaction Premium Brand||Tesla|
|Highest Satisfaction Popular Brand||GMC|
|Passenger Cars – Luxury Car||Kia K900|
|Passenger Cars – Aspirational Luxury Car||Volvo S60|
|Passenger Cars – Luxury Mid-Size Car||Lexus ES|
|Passenger Cars – Large Car||Kia Cadenza|
|Passenger Cars – Mid-Size Car||Hyundai Sonata|
|Passenger Cars – Premium Compact Car||Lexus CT 200h|
|Passenger Cars – Compact Car (tie)||Kia Soul|
|Passenger Cars – Compact Car (tie)||Volkswagen Jetta|
|Passenger Cars – Compact Car (tie)||Volkswagen Beetle|
|Passenger Cars – Economy Car||Honda Fit|
|Passenger Cars – Sports Car||Chevrolet Corvette|
|Passenger Cars – Sporty Car||Dodge Challenger|
|Light Trucks – Heavy Duty Pickup||Ford F-Series Super Duty|
|Light Trucks – Light Duty Pickup||Ford F-150|
|Light Trucks – Compact Pickup||GMC Canyon|
|Light Trucks – Luxury SUV||Infiniti QX80|
|Light Trucks – Large SUV||Chevrolet Tahoe|
|Light Trucks – Mid-Size SUV||Jeep Grand Cherokee|
|Light Trucks – Premium Luxury Crossover SUV (tie)||BMW X5|
|Light Trucks – Premium Luxury Crossover SUV (tie)||Mercedes-Benz ML|
|Light Trucks – Luxury Crossover SUV||Buick Enclave|
|Light Trucks – Large Crossver SUV||GMC Acadia|
|Light Trucks – Premium Mid-Size Crossover SUV||Nissan Murano|
|Light Trucks – Mid-Size Crossover SUV||Honda CR-V|
|Light Trucks – Compact Crossover SUV||Kia Sportage|
|Light Trucks – Minivan||Nissan Quest|
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