Chevrolet Corvette and Porsche 911 were the most satisfied, Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport was the least satisfied
Jan 02, 2023 18:02
Along Michael Gauthier
Buying a good car is always important, but it’s especially true in a time when prices are so high and interest rates are skyrocketing. Get it wrong and you’ll be paying top dollar for a car you despise.
Consumer Reports is helping to steer people in the right direction by compiling lists of the most and least satisfied cars based on responses from owners.
Not surprisingly, some of the most satisfying rides have been sports cars. The Chevrolet Corvette took top honors, with 94% of respondents saying they would buy a mid-engined model again.
And these are America’s most satisfying and least satisfying car brands.
Closely behind 90% was the iconic Porsche 911. It’s not cheap by any means, but prices start at $106,100 for him, so it looks like he’s well spent.
Things get a little more complicated as 88% of owners buy Rivian R1T, Ford Maverick Hybrid, Hyundai Ioniq 5, Polestar 2 and Toyota 86 / Subaru BRZ again. Kia Telluride and Toyota RAV4 Prime follow closely with 87%. Rounding out the top are the Mazda MX-5 Miata and Dodge Challenger, both of which 86% of owners said they would buy again.
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|most satisfying car|
|1. Chevrolet Corvette||94% would buy again|
|2. Porsche 911||90% would buy again|
|3. Kia Telluride||87% would buy again|
|4. Rivian R1T||88% would buy again|
|5. Ford Maverick Hybrid||88% would buy again|
|6. Hyundai Ionic 5||88% would buy again|
|7. Polestar 2||88% would buy again|
|8. Subaru BRZ/Toyota 86||88% would buy again|
|9. Toyota RAV4 Prime||87% would buy again|
|10. Mazda MX-5 Miata||86% would buy again|
|11. Dodge Challenger||86% would buy again|
While not the most satisfying, that dubious honor went to the Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport. Because only 38% of his owners will buy a crossover again. The publication doesn’t say why people are so opposed to this model, but the Atlas Cross Sport starts at his $34,460 and Volkswagen’s website has no one but Consumer Reports It says it is recommended.
However, the standard Atlas starts at $35,150 and features seven-passenger seating, so it’s not hard to see why some people might be offended. The Atlas Sportcross, on the other hand, has only five seats and features a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder producing just 235 horsepower (175 kW / 238 PS). A 3.6-liter V6 is also available, starting at $41,675.
Only 39% of owners would buy a Mercedes GLB again, so the premium brand won the next three spots. Infiniti QX50 (40%) and Mercedes GLA (45%) followed closely. All three models start around $40,000, and owners may have felt they were short on money.
Least satisfied models are Jeep Compass (46%), Kia Seltos (48%), Volkswagen Taos (48%), Nissan Kicks (49%), Nissan Altima (51%), and Kia Forte (51%) was. .
|most dissatisfied car|
|1. Kia Forte||51% would buy again|
|2. Nissan Altima||51% would buy again|
|3. Nissan Kicks||49% would buy again|
|4. Volkswagen Taos||48% would buy again|
|5. Kia Sertos||48% buy Agai|
|6. Jeep Compass||46% would buy again|
|7. Mercedes-Benz GLA||45% would buy again|
|8. Infiniti QX50||40% would buy again|
|9. Mercedes-Benz GLB||39% would buy again|
|10. Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport||38% would buy again|