08 May 2008 05:05:38
Toyota Prius wins customer satisfaction survey
Toyota's Prius has ranked the highest in a customer satisfaction survey for the second year in a row.
The hybrid-electric earned a score of 901 out of 1,000 on the 2008 UK Car Customer Satisfaction Index.
According to JD Power and What Car?, which carried out the survey, Prius owners were particularly satisfied with the car's quality and reliability.
Steve Fowler, editor of What Car?, said: "The Prius already has iconic status because of its green credentials. Now it's demonstrating that it's also the watchword for reliability and satisfaction.
"It delivers on many of the points that matter most to car buyers today: it's environmentally-friendly and reasonably frugal, yet it's also reliable and a great car to own."
The survey was based on the evaluations of more than 16,000 car owners in the UK and includes 28 brands and 100 models.
According to the US environmental protection agency, the 2008 Prius is the most fuel-efficient car sold in the States.