Best In Class 2012 Compact Car: Volkswagen Beetle
Owners of the all-new Volkswagen Beetle give the car top ratings in twenty of forty-eight attributes in AutoPacific’s Vehicle Satisfaction Award research. Owners of the Beetle gave top ratings for: Exterior Size, Image, Vehicle’s Reputation, Exterior Styling, Interior Styling, Feel of Interior Fabrics and Materials, Power and Acceleration, Braking, Handling, Fun to Drive, Reliable/Dependable, Controls Have a Quality Feel and Operation, Instrument Layout, Brand of Audio System, Tire Brand/Size/Appearance, Wheel Size and Style, Dealership Experience and Price. With a possible high score of 5.0 on each attribute, Beetle owners gave the Beetle a rating of 4.6 or higher on: Overall Satisfaction, Exterior Size, Image, Vehicle’s Reputation, Brand’s Reputation, Exterior Color, Exterior Styling, Interior Styling, Power and Acceleration, Braking, Handling, Fun to Drive, Reliable/Dependable, and Overall Quality. The owners of the Beetle give the car high marks for characteristics that enhance their driving involvement and also make the car “new” just by glancing at it. Volkswagen deserves an “Outstanding” rating in its remake of the iconic New Beetle from a decade ago.