Posted: 05/31/07 10:04 AM
"BEST BANG FOR CONSUMERS' BUCKS," SAYS CARS.COM
Consumers turn to the Internet to research the cars and trucks they plan to buy. Roughly one in five (21%) new-car buyers say that the Internet influences their vehicle-buying decision, according to SEMA data. Cars.com, an automotive research website for new vehicle buyers, recently advised consumers of its top vehicle picks based on overall cost of the vehicle: fuel economy combined with sticker price.
More car shoppers are making fuel efficiency a top priority, according to Cars.com. They say that while gas mileage typically takes center stage, combining the sticker price of a car with its predicted lifetime fuel cost can offer consumers a guide to their overall savings during the lifetime of a car. As a result, Cars.com looked at the top 10 vehicles in various vehicle segments that they say deliver the best bang for the buck based on vehicle price and average lifetime fuel costs.
SEMA eNews, Vol. 10, No.22 - May 31, 2007