Suzuki Kizashi Tops in Satisfaction Survey

Suzuki is celebrating the Kizashi’s first-place finish in AutoPacific’s 14th annual Vehicle Safety Awards for the midsize segment. Despite the name, the award isn't for safety but overall satisfaction for new vehicles.

Scoring 99 points above the industry average, the all-new sedan finished first among all 2010 model year vehicles in the survey. The poll asked 42,000 new vehicle owners how they felt about the car they just purchased or leased.

With competition like the Toyota Camry and Honda Accord, it’s impressive that the Suzuki newcomer managed to elbow its way so quickly into consumer’s hearts.

As far as brands go, though, GM was the big winner. Cadillac had the highest satisfaction for a premium brand, and Buick took the top slot for popular brands.

Check out the full list of winners in individual segments after the jump.

Passenger Cars

Premium Luxury Car — Lexus LS
Aspirational Luxury Car — Hyundai Genesis
Luxury Midsize Car — Nissan Maxima
Large Car — Ford Taurus
Premium Midsize Car — Honda Accord
Midsize Car — Suzuki Kizashi
Premium Compact Car — Volkswagen GTI
Compact Car — Nissan Cube
Economy Car — Honda Fit
Sports Car — Porsche 911
Sporty Car — Chevrolet Camaro
Hybrid Car — Mercury Milan Hybrid

Light Trucks

Heavy-Duty Pickup — Dodge Ram HD
Large Light-Duty Pickup — Ford F-150
Compact Pickup — Honda Ridgeline
Luxury Sport Utility — Cadillac Escalade
Large Sport Utility — Ford Expedition
Premium Midsize Sport Utility — Nissan Pathfinder/Toyota 4Runner
Midsize Sport Utility — Dodge Nitro
Premium Luxury Crossover — Lincoln MKT
Luxury Crossover SUV — Lexus RX
Large Crossover SUV — GMC Acadia
Premium Midsize Crossover SUV — Ford Edge
Midsize Crossover SUV — Ford Escape
Compact Crossover SUV — Hyundai Tucson
Minivan — Honda Odyssey
Hybrid Truck — Lexus RX 400h



Wow,Chrysler got a few nods....and everybody has them written off as DOA....


AutoPacific is not a credible organization. They're in the business of selling content and in order to sell more content you have to make it appear interesting.


"Premium Midsize Car — Honda Accord"

They don't even know that Accord is a large car now.


"Premium Compact Car — Volkswagen GTI"

VW is a premium now? Wow! I thought GTI can be "sport", "sporty". Premium compact? That would be Audi A4 or BMW 3xx, IS 250...

"Hybrid Car — Mercury Milan Hybrid"
Based on what? On enlarged EPA numbers?

This is a show

Post a Comment 

Please remember a few rules before posting comments:

  • If you don't want people to see your email address, simply type in the URL of your favorite website or leave the field empty.
  • Do not mention specific car dealers by name. Feel free to mention your city, state and brand.
  • Try to be civil to your fellow blog readers. This blog is not a fan or enthusiast forum, it is meant to help people during the car-buying process and during the time between purchases, so shoppers can keep a pulse on the market.
  • Stay on topic. We want to hear your opinions and thoughts, but please only comment about the specified topic in the blog post.
view posting rules

If you have a TypeKey or TypePad account, please Sign In

Search Results

KickingTires Search Results for

Search Kicking Tires

KickingTires iPhone App