2012 Chevrolet Volt: Most Loved Compact Car, Most Satisfied Drivers

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2012 Chevrolet Volt

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According to a recent, very peppy General Motors ad campaign, many Chevrolet Volt owners are brimming with enthusiasm about their plug-in hybrid. 

Then again, having Chevy Volt owners evangelize about their cars in an ad designed to sell the plug-in hybrid is hardly a fair yardstick to gauge how Volt owners feel about their cars. 

But a recent J.D. Power Survey has come to the same conclusion as GM’s own ad: drivers of the 2012 Chevrolet Volt are more satisfied with their new car than any other compact car buyer in the U.S. today. 

In its recent 2012 Automotive Performance, Execution and Layout (APEAL) study, which examines owner impressions of their new car 90 days after purchase, J.D. Power and Associates discovered that Volt attracted the highest level of satisfaction in its segment.

2012 Chevrolet Volt

2012 Chevrolet Volt

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In its impartial study, J.D. Power noted that the 2012 Chevrolet Volt was awarded a maximum of five stars for its Overall Performance and Design, Features and Instrument Panel, Style, Performance and Comfort. 

In second place, came the 2012 Volkswagen Golf, while the 2012 Honda CR-Z hybrid coupe came in third. 

With its win in the compact segment, the 2012 Chevrolet Volt helped Chevrolet win the highest number of segment awards, with the 2012 Avalanche and 2012 Sonic also receiving the top award in the large pickup and subcompact car segments respectively. 


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Comments (5)
  1. After a year and a half with my Volt, I am still extremely satisfied. Way more than any other car I've owned. And not just with the car, but with GM too. They've been extremely responsive to any perceived problems and have bent over backwards to accommodate owners (e.g., offering to buy back Volts during the bogus battery fire issues). Contrast that with Nissan who seems to be dragging their heals and maybe even covering up the battery degradation issues.

  2. NOw, GM just need to carry on with the Volt and design a family of cars based on Volt technology

  3. Say, what is happening with the volt haters, 3 months ago this sort of article would have been overwhelmed with negative comments, now not a one... Go figure!
    Or maybe I should be saying go volt go, now that's a bullet proof car!

  4. And the Nissan Leaf??? its another segment?

  5. Well, apparently some of the Leaf owners that have GE charger stations and/or live in AZ and TX aren't as happy as rest of the owners...

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