The latest owner satisfaction survey from Consumer Reports reveals Chevrolet Volt buyers are the most satisfied car owners in the United States.
The survey was released a week after the government opened a safety investigation on Volt batteries’ fire hazard. 93 percent of survey participants who own the Volt said they would definitely buy the car again, CR said. The second place in the research went to Dodge Challenger and Porsche 911, which recorded 91 percent satisfaction rates.
Consumer Reports said the Volt has “an advanced but unproven powertrain,” although the magazine in October had recommended the model as having well-above-average reliability. Today, Consumer Reports said the high score recorded by the Volt underlines the excitement around new technology.
“It remains to be seen if the score will hold up as the car rolls out to a wider audience and owners spend more time with their vehicles. Early adopters of a new technology tend to be among the most enthusiastic buyers,” CR said in a statement.
The magazine surveyed more than 314,000 of its subscribers who own 2009 through 2012 model-year vehicles. 116 of them owned the Chevrolet Volt. About 5,300 Volts were sold through October since the car’s launch in December 2010.