Over 75,000 owners of new cars and light trucks in the United States during the first quarter of 2012 were tabulated to determine the winners of the AutoPacific & Autobytel 2012 Vehicle Satisfaction Awards (VSA), the 2012 Subaru Legacy won the title of America’s highest-rated Premium Mid-Size Car.
The winners were based solely on the resulting measure of owner satisfaction demonstrated, neither AutoPacific nor Autobytel had a vote. The determination were made purely from the numbers generated by the owner ratings.
To win the title of top-rated premium mids-size car, the Subaru Legacy bested such noted automotive values as the Suzuki Kizashi and the Chrysler 200. While it's true Subaru Legacy owners tend to be a very loyal lot, they should be, because the Legacy is highly robust, nicely equipped, and fun to drive.
It's simple logic, overall vehicle satisfaction is in fact derived from ownership experiences. Thus, AutoPacific & Autobytel’s Vehicle Satisfaction Award is a significantly more accurate measurement of how satisfied new car and light truck buyers are with their recently purchased vehicles. After all, the best way to find out what a car is really like is to live with it.