Cars – Value for Money – 2011 Ratings

Posted by Canstar Blue August 25th 2011

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Hyundai deliver value for money to satisfied customers

While Hyundai are no longer focused on entry level pricing (the Getz was discontinued in favour of the Accent, the i20 and the i30), customers are clearly happy with their vehicles, with the Korean car manufacturer emerging as our value for money award winner for cars.

Hyundai’s focus on safety, driving experience and ride quality has not come at the expense of price, with the marque showcasing a wide array of features at a competitive cost according to their customers.

A standard Hyundai i30 (one of their biggest selling vehicles) comes with:

  • Electronic stability programme
  • USB and auxiliary connections for music players and mobile phones
  • Eco Drive Indicator (for manual transmission vehicles)
  • Front, front side and full length curtain airbags
  • 15” steel wheels

Premium models are even better equipped.

Other manufacturers rated were Mazda, Mitsubishi, Toyota, Kia, Volkswagen, Honda, Subaru, Suzuki, Holden, Ford and Nissan.

A host of car manufacturers scored four stars for their value for money. These brands were Mazda (their range includes the Mazda 3, 6, and RX8 models), Mitsubishi (with their new Lancer and Colt range), Toyota (producer of the Australian made Toyota Camry Hybrid, and the Aurion) and Kia (who make the Rio and the Cerato).

Volkswagon, Honda, Subaru, Suzuki, Holden, Ford and Nissan all received three stars for value for money.

In a strong showing for Hyundai, they also won our most satisfied customers award for sedans.

Canstar Blue commissioned Colmar Brunton to survey 7,500 Australian consumers over a number of months to measure their satisfaction across a range of products and services. The outcomes reported are the results from car purchasers within the survey group. To qualify, the customer has to have bought a new car from a dealership in the last three years.

Results are comparative and it should be noted that brands that received three stars have still achieved a satisfaction measure of at least six out of 10.