Consumer Reports has released the results of its latest car owner-satisfaction survey, and one thing is clear: Chevy Volt owners love the Chevy Volt.Asked “Considering all factors (price, performance, reliability, comfort, enjoyment, etc.), would you get this car if you had it to do all over again?,” 92 per cent of Volt owners said yes.
That made it number one among the 240 models owned by nearly 350,000 survey respondents.
Other fuel-efficient cars were well-liked as well. Consumer Reports notes high rates of satisfaction among owners of the Toyota Camry Hybrid, Prius, and Prius C, and Nissan Leaf.
The least-liked cars on the list include Nissan’s Verda Sedan and Armada, Mitsubishi Outlander SUVs, and V6 versions of the GMW Sierra pickup.
Owner-satisfaction is a crucial metric, especially for electric cars, which are unfamiliar to most consumers and come with “range anxiety” — the fear of running out of power while on the road and far from a charging station.
Hearing that nearly everyone who owns a Volt is happy with their purchase can do a lot to convince wary buyers that an electric car is a good idea.
The Consumer Reports release backs up Chevy ads featuring Volt owners gushing about how much they love the car.
The Volt leads in American sales among plug-in electric cars this year. Sales surged in October, but dipped in November, according to Green Car Reports.