Chevy Volt is tops in owner satisfaction

November 29, 2012 12:00 AM

The Chevrolet Volt claimed the top spot in a Consumer Reports' owner-satisfaction survey for the second straight year. More than 92 percent of Volt owners reported they would definitely buy the model car again. While this was a decrease from the 93 percent of drivers who responded positively in 2011, it was still enough to claim the number one spot.

Owner satisfaction includes reliability, how well the car handles on the road and how often the vehicle must be taken in for scheduled maintenance.

"The Volt's two-year reign at the top of our satisfaction survey 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," said Consumer Reports' auto editor Rik Paul.

Other fuel-efficient vehicles to receive high scores include the Toyota Camry Hybrid, the Prius and the Nissan Leaf. The Chevrolet Corvette, Porsche 911 and V8 Dodge Challenger were the top sports cars, while the Audi A7, Lexus GS and Audi A6 received the most votes among luxury cars. The nationality of the automaker didn't seem to matter to drivers, with 16 American models landing on the list, along with 14 Asian and 14 European vehicles. 

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