Fuel economy tops US auto buyers’ wants, says Consumer Reports

Bloomberg Businessweek
May 22, 2012

Automobile owners in the U.S. see fuel economy as the leading element they will consider in purchasing their next car, according to a survey by Consumer Reports.

Of 1,702 car owners interviewed, 37 percent cited fuel economy as the top concern, the Yonkers, New York-based product tester and magazine publisher said in an e-mailed statement today. Quality was cited as the main reason by 17 percent of respondents, followed by safety at 16 percent and value at 14 percent.

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