Average cars shouldn't have below average fuel economy.
Detroit, Munich (PRWEB UK) 10 December 2013
In the last 12 months, over 107,000 car owners submitted car reviews to WeLoveAnyCar.com, their top concern - fuel economy. The result was a list of top 10 guzzlers.
The Least Economic Car Makes
- 1 Jeep
- 2 Subaru
- 3 Land Rover
- 4 Porsche
- 5 Chrysler
- 6 Lexus
- 7 Alfa Romeo
- 8 Jaguar
- 9 Saab
- 10 Chevrolet
Motorists rated reliability, how a car drives, comfort, if they'd recommend their car and fuel economy. The subject of 'fuel economy' proved to be most on driver's minds. Their ratings resulted in the list of ‘least economical car makes.’
In a separate ‘eco-survey’ sent to 20,000 drivers by WeLoveAnyCar.com on 19th November, over 90% of respondents believed that fuel prices will increase next year and the majority said their choice of their next car would hinge on fuel economy.
A WeLoveAnyCar.com spokesman said, “Premium car makes like Lexus, Porsche and Jaguar have less to worry about as other factors clearly feature highly in a prospective buyer’s mind. But average cars clearly shouldn't have below average fuel economy. It can be no coincidence that manufacturers like Subaru and Alfa Romeo have seen falling sales figures.”
The WeLoveAnyCar.com eco-survey also delivered another assault on car manufacturers – the majority thought their cars did fewer miles to the gallon than claimed and their figures were unreliable.
In conclusion the spokesman at WeLoveAnyCar.com said, “Everyone is questioning the manufacturer’s MPG claims – from consumer groups to the Government. Whilst they debate, perhaps prospective buyers are best to check WeLoveAnyCar.com and seek information from people who actually know - motorists who have owned, driven and paid for their car over the years.”
The rankings of manufacturers are the result of the ratings made by car owners who rated economy out of 5; 1 being poor, 5 being good. These are not the opinions of WeLoveAnyCar.com who are reporting the information given to it by owners. 60% of all car reviews are made by people who still own the car, 40% by those who have sold their car in the last 12 months – predominantly to car dealers as part exchange and to private buyers. The ratings made between these two groups ensure ratings are balanced. Car reviews are only made by invitation and represent a cross section of the UK car 'parc' by model, manufacture and age. The ratings by manufacturer will change over time as the WeLoveAnyCar.com car review database receives more reviews. In the last month over 20,000 car reviews were submitted by verified car owners.
The figures published here are a reflection of the cars owned and driven on the UK roads. All of the manufacturers quoted may have produced models which have enhanced fuel economy. This will be seen in car reviews submitted in the future. The figures produced are averages and it is recognised that each of the manufacturers may have models where drivers beleive fuel economy of that model is greater, or poorer, than the averages used to compile this list.
Over 422,415 'second reviews' were logged by other drivers of the same car who 'agreed' or 'disagreed' with the review submitted making it one of the most accurate and largest car review surveys available free on line, worldwide.