The Fiat 500 hatchback is one of the most loved new cars for 2015 by vehicle segment

Most Loved New Cars for 2015 By Vehicle Segment

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.

Competition Always Gets You the Best Price

When negotiating a new car lease, it’s important to know the dealer invoice price and what other people are paying for the same vehicle in your local area. Otherwise, you won’t know what’s a good price to pay for the vehicle. I highly recommend using an online referral service such as Ryde Shopper or Motor Trend, their quotes will automatically include any discounts or cash-back incentives currently available in the marketplace.

In addition, the above sites will tell you which dealerships in your local area are currently the most flexible with their new car pricing. These sites provide valuable information for anyone thinking about buying or leasing a new car or truck.

Most Loved New Cars of 2015 By Vehicle Segment

# 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
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
12 Minivan Kia Sedona

Source: U.S. News