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    Official: Tesla Model S tops Consumer Reports annual satisfaction ratings [w/video]
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    Despite all the bad recent publicity for Tesla, it would appear that its Model S customers remain the happiest of any automaker – or at the very least, they're just likely to respond as such in satisfaction surveys. For its just-released annual owner satisfaction report, Consumer Reports ...

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    Study: Audi claims America unfairly pushes electrics over diesels, backed by survey
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    Audi, in case you haven't noticed, is quite committed to diesel technology. It champions oil burners in both the racing world and to consumers, offering American customers a total of five diesel-powered models, which is more than any brand in the US market save for its parent company, Volkswagen. ...

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    J.D. Power: Mini, Lexus again offer most satisfying sales experience
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    JD Power has released its annual Sales Satisfaction Index Study, and once again Mini and Lexus have taken top honors. Overall, buyers are more satisfied with the auto-buying sales experience than they were last year, with those surveyed reporting an average score of 664 points on a 1,000-point ...

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    Report: Chevy Volt again tops Consumer Reports Owner-Satisfaction Survey
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    The Chevrolet Volt has done the double, nearly replicating its triumph from last year: For its annual Owner Satisfaction Survey, the Consumer Reports National Research Center asked Consumer Reports readers, "Considering all factors (price, performance, reliability, comfort, enjoyment, etc.), ...

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    Study: New UK study suggests women better drivers than men
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    Now there's proof that women are the superior drivers. A new study released recently by Carrentals UK, suggest that women are superior drivers after interviewing more than 700 people. "While men would like to believe they are better than women behind the steering wheel, it is clear to see that ...

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    Study: Honda tops Ford as America's favorite auto brand in new survey
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    Market research firm Harris Interactive has revealed that Mercedes-Benz and Honda are the two strongest auto brands in America according to its survey of more than 38,000 people. The survey, known as the 2012 Harris EquiTrend study, puts a number to all of those warm and fuzzy feelings people ...

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    Report: Toyota, Honda top supplier survey with lower results, GM and Chrysler improve
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    Before financial Stargate opened in September of 2008 and transported us to an entirely new economic dimension, it was oh so common to read about domestic automakers hammering Tier One suppliers to lower their prices. Of course, suppliers are still asked to find efficiencies, but pre-2008, it ...

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    Study: Jeremy Clarkson voted worst off-road trip partner in UK survey
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    If you're about to embark on an off-road driving expedition, you're going to need the right co-pilot. Someone with good knowledge of how a car works, good survival skills and – most important of all – a good sense of humor. This according to a recent study carried out in the UK by ...

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    Study: Consumer Reports: Large majority favor stronger fuel economy standards
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    In advance of eagerly awaited details regarding proposed Corporate Average Fuel Economy standards, Consumer Reports has released results of a new survey, and – no surprise here – 93 percent of respondents "support increased fuel efficiency." Further revelations include 77 percent in ...

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    Study: Survey: 66% believe drivers rely too much on technology
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    According to a new study released by MetLife, around 66 percent of those surveyed believe that drivers rely too heavily on technology while behind the wheel, and that reliance may contribute to unsafe driving. MetLife also found that drivers are more familiar with convenience tech than ...

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    Study: Survey says U.S. drivers want red light cameras
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    Having written a number of pieces on red light cameras, we have come across surveys that showed a group of people being in favor of the intersection sentinels, but we have never come across a survey in which a majority of people in a particular city actually lobbied for the automated ticket ...

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    You're Doing it Wrong: UK survey shows favorite summer driving song is... Sweet Home Alabama?!
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    UK firm HPI has some of the most intriguing customers in the business. The firm, akin to CarFax, provides a vetted history of a used car so buyers know what they're really getting. It has just concluded a survey of its customers to find out what they like most for road trip jams, and out of all ...

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    Domestics surpass imports as a whole in 2010 J.D. Power APEAL study
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    Click above for gallery of the graphics from J.D. Power and Associates
    Porsche once again grabs the top spot (for the sixth time in a row) in the J.D. Power and Associates 2010 Automotive Performance, Execution, and Layout (APEAL) Study. This year's study asked 76,000 owners 90 days after ...

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    Jeremy Clarkson voted top UK housesitter. Seriously?
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    As much as we enjoy Jeremy Clarkson and Top Gear, we do occasionally marvel at how thoroughly the man seems to have gripped the attention of Brits. When 1,182 residents of the Sceptered Isle were polled about who they'd like to have most as a celebrity housesitter, Clarkson was the top choice. ...

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    Survey: Aston Martin DB9 is UK's favorite car of last 25 years
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    It's just six years old, but Britons have lived with it long enough to declare the Aston Martin DB9 their favorite car of the past 25 years. Great Britain's drivers were asked to choose their favorite car from a list of 30 rides going back to 1985 and fully ten percent of them chose Aston's ...

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    Top Gear brings the firepower, named UK's favorite show of the decade
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    As fellow car fanatics, it's often hard for us Statesiders to get a clear picture as to how big of a phenomenon Top Gear really is over in the UK. After all, we hardly have a proper frame of reference – the only car shows that really draw significant audience shares in America are the 500s ...

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    Hyundai Genesis wins inaugural J.D. Power Vehicle Launch Index study
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    2009 Hyundai Genesis sedan – Click above for high-res gallery
    The metric-meisters over at J.D. Power and Associates have announced that they have added yet another automotive study to their arsenal. This time out, JDP has launched its inaugural Vehicle Launch Index, which seeks to measure ...

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    STUDY: More Americans planning to keep their cars longer... are you? [w/POLL]
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    Automakers looking for a relatively quick turnaround in the auto market probably aren't going to like a new survey from AutoPacific. The annual survey of over 32,000 consumers gauges public interest in new car buying, and the 2009 survey shows that a lot fewer people are looking for a new car these ...

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    STUDY: Toyota and Honda supplier relations suffer while Ford, GM improve
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    In the latest installment of an annual supplier relations survey put together by Planning Perspectives, Honda and Toyota have upheld their top positions in spite of suppliers describing downgrading them to merely "adequate." Still above average in supplier relations rankings (along with Nissan), ...

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    STUDY: 88% of Americans believe hybrid leadership is crucial to U.S. - Do you? [w/POLL]
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    We Americans want hybrid leadership. We want to reduce our dependence on foreign oil. Trouble is, most of us aren't willing to pay for it. Johnson Controls surveyed 2309 adults on all matters hybrid, and it found that 84% of Americans believe the government should support the advancement of hybrid ...

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