Today’s Cars are more Fuel Efficient and Powerful than Ever

A report from Business Insider reveals that vehicles are more powerful and more fuel efficient than they have ever been. Studying data from 1975 to 2013, Business Insider reports its never been a better time to own a car.

Start with adjusted fuel economy, or MPG. Model year 2013 vehicles are the most fuel efficient ever, across the board. Compared with 1975, vehicles are 80 percent more fuel efficient. Simply go back to ten years ago, and you’ll find that vehicles are more than 20 percent more efficient than they were at that time. Business Insider  says 2005 was a turning point for the industry and fuel economy.

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Hyundai Genesis Tops JD Power Study

2013 Hyundai Genesis

The 2013 Hyundai Genesis was named the best luxury car in J.D. Power’s Initial Quality Study

The 2013 Hyundai Genesis outperformed all other luxury brands in the 2013 J.D. Power and Associates U.S. Initial Quality Study.

The Hyundai luxury model defeated even the Mercedes-Benz and the Jaguar in J.D. Power’s annual study.

The J.D. Power Study is based on customer surveys 90 days after they purchase their vehicle. Study takes place between February and May 2013. he study is used by manufacturers worldwide to improve quality and by consumers to help them make more informed purchasing decisions. Throughout the years, initial quality has been shown to be a leading indicator of long-term durability, which directly impacts customer loyalty and purchase decisions.

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Honda Scores High in J.D. Power Study

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Thanks to vehicles like the 2013 Honda Civic, Honda was one of the top brands in the 2013 J.D. Power Initial Quality Study.

Honda was one of the top non-luxury brands in J.D. Power and Associate’s 2013 Initial Quality Study.

The study is based on customer responses after 90 days of ownership. When you remove the luxury brands, Honda was among the top 5 vehicles in Initial Quality, their score of 103 is much higher than the industry average.

Honda is traditionally a top non-luxury brand and they are always above the industry average. J.D. Power says their Initial Quality Study has always been in great indicator of long-term durability among models.

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Nissan Performs Well in J.D. Power and Associates Customer Satisfaction Index Study

2013 Nissan Altima

Thanks to the redesigned 2013 Nissan Altima, Nissan broke all time sales records in 2012.

Nissan has steadily climbed J.D. Power and Associates CSI Study each year. This year they are sixth among 19 nameplates in the mass market brands segment.

The J.D. Power and Associates CSI study ranks customer satisfaction with dealer service departments during the first three years of ownership. The 2013 U.S. CSI StudySM surveyed owners and lessees of 2008 to 2012 model-year vehicles. Nissan improved significantly in all five CSI study factors – service advisor, vehicle pick-up, service facility, service quality and service initiation.

For the 2013 study Nissan has improved by 23 points and earned 797 out of a possible 1,000 points, placing them sixth. Over the past two years, Nissan has earned 66 points and 14 places in the mass market brands segment ranking.

Leon Dorssers, chief customer officer and vice president, Customer Quality and Dealer Network Development – Nissan Americas said:

“Nissan’s performance in the latest CSI study demonstrates that our dealers are fully committed to the Nissan Customer Promise: to work tirelessly to exceed our customers’ expectations. Our improvement is a reflection of the dedication that Nissan dealers have shown to providing an outstanding ownership experience to every customer.”