Consumer Reports: Car owner satisfaction survey
At Consumer Reports' 327-acre auto test track, new cars are put through the paces each year, as engineers perform safety, driving and comfort evaluations.
But CR's car ratings also factor in how real people who drive the cars every day feel about their purchases. How satisfied are they with their cars? Did the car meet expectations? Would they buy those cars again?
So, after tallying more than 500,000 responses, which vehicles are carrying the most satisfied drivers?
Nearly 90 percent of Toyota Prius owners would buy their hybrids again, putting it at the top of all compact cars. Owners say the car is great value for the money.
The Mazda CX-5 was the top compact SUV, with 82 percent of owners saying they would buy it again. They say they love how it drives and how it looks.
The Honda Odyssey was the favorite minivan, with 88 percent of owners saying they would buy it again, citing its comfort, styling and driving.
Want a touch of luxury? Lincoln's new Continental wowed its owners -- 91 percent said they would give their luxury sedan another go, telling CR they were happy with the driving and comfort level in its spacious cabin.
The Ford F-350 took the top truck spot and made its buyers happy this year, with nine out 10 of owners saying they would buy their truck again. Customers were particularly pleased with the driving experience and rugged styling of this heavy-duty pickup.
Consumer Reports factors the data from owner satisfaction survey into a vehicle's overall car ratings.
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