A key question asked of owners of 350,000 vehicles spanning the 2010-2013 model years was:
“Considering all factors – price, reliability, comfort, enjoyment, etc., – would you get this car if you had it to do all over again?”
Respondents answered “definitely yes” for the Volt more than owners did for 240 other models.
Sliced another way, 92 percent of survey respondents answered in the affirmative, down from 93 percent last year, but seen as further validation for GM’s plug-in car just the same.
The Volt again topped a previous front-runner, the Porsche 911, which otherwise did score well along with the Dodge Challenger V8 and Ford Mustang.
Historically, hybrids, sports cars and convertibles have done the best in this survey conducted by Consumer Reports’ National Research Center.
According to a statement by Rik Paul, Consumer Reports’ auto editor, the Volt’s second straight year “points to the continuing trend of owners’ enthusiasm for cars that are fuel-efficient cars, especially as we see more and more hybrid and electric models hitting the market.”
Last month the Volt also set a third month-over-month sales record. It was 2,961 units, and this is not an amazing number by automotive standards, but given the flak the Volt has had to overcome, and how few sales it saw in previous months, it is measurable progress.
And, given that November is nearly over, we’ll soon get to see whether the sales numbers also speak highly yet again of the Volt.
With competitors coming along, what do you think? Will the Volt top the electric car charts again?