PRN: Subaru Grabs the Lead from BMW in TrueCar.com’s May 2012 Performance Scorecards for Manufacturers and Brands

Subaru Grabs the Lead from BMW in TrueCar.com’s May 2012 Performance Scorecards for Manufacturers and Brands

Subaru, BMW, Hyundai and Jaguar / Land Rover Receive Top Grades by Manufacturer; Mitsubishi, Mazda, Suzuki, and Volvo Suffer the Lowest Grades

[15-June-2012]
SANTA MONICA, Calif., June 15, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — TrueCar.com, the authority in new car pricing, trends and forecasting released its Performance Scorecards for automotive manufacturers and brands. The Performance Scorecards grade each manufacturer and brand on eight different measurements including pricing, sales, incentives, customer loyalty, market share, and days in inventory.

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Overall, the top manufacturers on the Scorecards in May were Subaru, BMW, Subaru, Hyundai and Jaguar/Land Rover. Near the bottom of the list were Mitsubishi, Mazda, Suzuki, and Volvo. The brands that received the highest grades were BMW, Land Rover, Audi, FIAT and Hyundai. The brands with the lowest grades were Volvo, Suzuki, Mazda, Mitsubishi, Jaguar and Porsche.

The manufacturers with the largest gains, from April 2012 to May 2012 were:

  • Toyota moved from a B- to a B+
  • Hyundai moved from a A- to an A
  • Subaru moved from a A to an A+
  • General Motors (GM) moved from a C to a B-
  • Honda moved from a C+ to a B-
  • Nissan moved from a C to a C+

The manufacturers with the steepest declines, from April 2012 to May 2012 were:

  • BMW moved from an A+ to an A
  • Jaguar Land Rover moved from a A to an A-
  • Volkswagen moved from an B+ to a B
  • Porsche moved from a B- to a C+

Below are the highest and lowest manufacturer and brand rankings by TrueCar.com:

Highest Grades by Manufacturer Lowest Grades by Manufacturer
Rank Manufacturer Grade Rank Manufacturer Grade
1 Subaru A+ 1 (tie) Mitsubishi/Mazda C
2 (tie) BMW/Hyundai A 2 Suzuki C-
3 Jaguar Land Rover A- 3 Volvo D+
Highest Grades by Brand Lowest Grades by Brand
Rank Brand Grade Rank Brand Grade
1 (tie) BMW A+ 1 Volvo D-
1 (tie) Land Rover A+ 2 (tie) Suzuki D
2 (tie) Audi A 2 (tie) Mazda D
2 (tie) FIAT A 3 (tie) Mitsubishi D+
2 (tie) Hyundai A 3 (tie) Jaguar D+
3 (tie) Porsche D+

For more information on the Performance Scorecards, visit blog.truecar.com.

About TrueCar, Inc.

TrueCar, Inc. is an online automotive information and communications platform focused on creating a better car buying experience for dealers and consumers. Consumers want a hassle-free car buying experience and dealers want high-quality sales velocity. TrueCar helps achieve these goals by providing unbiased market information on new car transactions and by supplying an online communications platform through which dealers and consumers can communicate with each other. TrueCar’s market-based information provides both consumers and dealers with an accurate and comprehensive understanding of what others actually paid recently for similar vehicles, both locally and nationally. TrueCar’s communications platform then allows informed, ready-to-buy consumers to communicate directly with participating dealers. Some of the nation’s largest and most well respected membership and service organizations rely on websites powered by TrueCar to help educate their membe rs and customers who are in the automotive market. TrueCar is headquartered in Santa Monica, CA, and has offices in San Francisco, CA, and Austin, TX. After experiencing dramatic growth since 2006,TrueCar is developing a suite of products and services centered on radical clarity through the comprehensive analysis of market data and information. TrueCar’s participating dealer partners have sold over 500,000 new vehicles to TrueCar users nationwide.

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Disclaimer

This press release and the information contained herein is for noncommercial use on “as-is, as available” basis and may be used for informational purposes only. TrueCar makes no representations or warranties, express or implied, with respect to the information contained in this press release and the results of the use of such information, including but not limited to implied warranty of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose and non-infringement. The information contained in this press release may include technical inaccuracies or typographical errors. Neither TrueCar nor any of its parents, subsidiaries, affiliates or respective partners, officers, or directors, employees or agents shall be held liable for any damages, whether direct, incidental, indirect, special or consequential, including without limitation lost revenues or lost profits, arising from or in connection with your use or reliance on the information presented in this press release.< /p>

SOURCE TrueCar.com

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