From the Auto Channel:

The AIADA newsletter reported that the Total Value Study of 69,000 new vehicle owners conducted by Strategic Vision declares International nameplates hold the highest levels of satisfaction, according to the Detroit News.

BMW’s Mini Cooper was the highest-scoring vehicle, and Toyota’s Scion brand racked up the best score for a single nameplate, beating out former winner Lexus.

Owners of the Toyota Prius and Honda Civic gas-electric hybrids gave their cars the highest scores for fuel-efficiency.

But the third-, fourth- and fifth-place winners were diesel-powered cars: the Mercedes E320 CDI, and the VW Jetta TDI and Golf TDI. They all earned more points than larger hybrids, such as the Ford Escape and Honda Accord hybrids.

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[ Honda, MINI, Scion Tops with Consumers ] the Auto Channel


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