Have you ever heard someone say they were in love with their car? You may have thought they were just making a statement, but a new study may prove they're being absolutely truthful.
A company in Sand Diego by the name of Strategic Vision surveyed more than 44,000 new car owners in their first ever "Consumer Love Index." They wanted to find out which new cars owners adored the most in each vehicle segment.
The companies press release about the survey states, "reveals which vehicles are doing the best at creating love, and shows why they can be more successful than their competition."
Overall, younger buyers entering in the marketplace tend to love their vehicles the most. These buyers typically buy subcompacts and compact hatchbacks. When selecting their new car, they're looking more towards a cheaper price point than breaking the bank. Once they select a vehicle and take ownership, they're more likely to take care of the vehicle over the long haul.
Older buyers tend to love the convertible sports cars and high-end luxury models, mostly because they're later in life and rewarding themselves for their years of hard work.
Asian and European automakers have done well on the "Consumer Love Index." They've scored the highest among the vehicle segments with the deepest competition. These include the most economically sensitive categories and the deepest emotional connections among luxury owners.
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|#||Vehicle Segment||Most Loved New Car|
|1||Mircro Car||FIAT 500 Hatchback|
|2||Small Car||Mazda Mazda3 Sedan|
|3||Small Multi-Function Car||Kia Soul|
|4||Small Alternative Powertrain Car||FIAT 500e|
|5||Midsize Car||Subaru WRX|
|6||Midsize Multi-Function Car||Subaru Outback|
|7||Midsize Alt Powertrain Car||Toyota Prius / Toyota Camry Hybrid|
|8||Full-Size Car||Dodge Charger|
|9||Near-Luxury Car||Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class|
|10||Near-Luxury Alt Powertrain Car||BMW i3|
|11||Luxury Car||Mercedes-Benz S-Class Sedan|
|12||Luxury Multi-Function Car||BMW 3-Series Gran Turismo|
|13||Specialty Coupe||MINI Cooper Hardtop|
|14||Premium Coupe||Chevrolet Corvette Coupe|
|15||Standard Convertible||Ford Mustang Convertible|
|16||Premium Convertible||Chevrolet Corvette Convertible|
|SUVS | CROSSOVERS | TRUCKS | MINIVANS|
|1||Standard Pickup||Chevrolet Colorado|
|2||Full-Size Pickup||Nissan Titan|
|3||Heavy Duty Pickup||GMC Sierra 2500/3500|
|4||Entry-Level SUV||Jeep Renegade|
|5||Entry-Level Crossover||Hyundai Tucson|
|6||Midsize SUV||Dodge Durango|
|7||Midsize Crossover||Ford Flex|
|8||Full-Size SUV||GMC Yukon XL|
|9||Near-Luxury SUV||Land Rover Range Rover Evoque 5-Door|
|10||Luxury SUV||Infiniti QX80|
|11||Luxury Crossover||Porsche Macan|
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