Most Loved New Cars of 2022

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The 2022 APEAL study revealed the first decline in overall satisfaction since 2014. “The most important factor leading to the industry decline this year is owners’ perception of their vehicle’s fuel economy,” said David Amodeo, director of global automotive at J.D. Power. “The study was fielded as fuel prices were experiencing a meteoric rise, and that pinch at the pump is conveyed in lower vehicle satisfaction. Battery-electric vehicles have not been negatively affected by the increase in fuel costs but do have issues related to battery range and charging time.” Even with higher gas prices, the APEAL study found that hybrids, PHEVs and battery-electric vehicles have lower index scores than conventional gasoline-powered vehicles.

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