St. Petersburg, FL (PRWEB) March 12, 2014
Crown Kia, a part of the Crown Automotive Group, was recently honored by Edmunds.com, the premier destination for car shopping, with the 2014 Edmunds.com Five Star Dealer Award. A total of 259 franchise dealerships won this year's award, which is given annually to dealerships who have earned a five-star rating on Edmunds.com's Dealer Ratings and Review page.
"The Edmunds.com Five Star Dealer Award is truly special because the judges are the people that matter the most: everyday car shoppers," says Edmunds.com president Seth Berkowitz. "And with almost 18,000 new car franchises across the country, these 259 winners essentially represent the top one percent of all dealerships. This is an extraordinary honor that recognizes the dealers that deliver the finest customer service day in and day out."
The 2014 Five Star Dealer Award winners are located in 51 U.S. metropolitan markets. The New York market is home to the most award winners (32 dealerships), followed by Chicago with 28 winners and Los Angeles with 25 winners.
Crown Kia general manager, Vinny Cafiero, also commented, "This is a tremendous honor and we are grateful to both our customers and all of our team members. We thank our valued customers for taking the time to rate us, and we thank our team members for their hard work and dedication to providing outstanding shopping experiences for our customers. Automotive shoppers have many, many choices in today's competitive market, and we strive to offer them world-class customer service every day. It is a privilege to serve our shoppers and communities, and we are honored by the Edmunds.com Five Star Dealer Award
To be eligible for the award, a dealership must be an Edmunds.com Promise PartnerSM dealer and must have earned an average customer review rating that rounds up to five stars on Edmunds.com — with a minimum of 20 reviews during the previous two years — as of December 31, 2013. Car shoppers can find the Five Star Dealer Award winners in their area at http://www.edmunds.com/2014-five-star-dealers.html.
About Edmunds.com, Inc.:
Edmunds.com is a car-shopping Web site driven to make car buying easy. Almost 18 million visitors use our shopping tools every month to connect with over 9,500 dealer franchises across the U.S. Shoppers can browse our inventory listings for available cars and trucks, and with Edmunds.com's Price PromiseSM, they can get an instant, upfront price on those same vehicles. Recently named by Maritz Research as one of the most trusted online consumer review sites - and the only automotive site listed in the top ten - Edmunds.com is also home to comprehensive car reviews, shopping tips, photos, videos and feature stories. Even when you're at the dealership, we're always by your side. Just call our free Live Advice Line at 1-855-782-4711 or use our acclaimed Edmunds.com iPhone and iPad apps or Edmunds.com Android App. We're based in Santa Monica, Calif., but you can connect with us from anywhere by following @Edmunds on Twitter or by becoming a fan of Edmunds.com on Facebook. You can also find us on Instagram, Google+, Pinterest, LinkedIn and Flipboard.
About Crown Automotive Group:
Crown Automotive Group has been in business for over 40 years and currently operates 35 domestic and international automotive franchises in Florida, Ohio and Tennessee, with over 750 employees. The group maintains a laser focus on customer and employee satisfaction, and that philosophy permeates all dealership operations. When it comes time to shop for a new vehicle, parts or service, there's a Better Way to do it. With Crown's everyday low prices and financing, you can shop and be confident that you're getting a great deal. And, with over 100 acres of new and used vehicles, you'll be sure to find exactly what you want. No matter what you're looking for, Crown hopes to find a way to provide it for you. That's why we truly feel we're The Better Way to Buy.