A new study conducted by J.D. Power and Associates is giving American motorists that our downsizing their vehicle hope.
As gas prices continue to rise globally, many consumers are opting for smaller, more fuel efficient vehicles. In the past this meant settling for less power and fewer features, but the J.D. Power and Associates has revealed that this trend is changing.
“Automakers are designing better cars than we’ve ever seen,” said Dave Sargent, Power’s director of global automotive operations. “It’s not just one or two manufacturers. It’s across the board, which means that for consumers it’s a great time to be in the car market.”
Compact cars are shedding the title of “econoboxes” by offering driver more performance and technology options than ever before. Smaller cars are catching up quickly in order to feed drivers’ craving for in-car connectivity, which could only be achieved in larger vehicles in the past.
“The average compact car today is as good as the midsize car a person might now be trading in,” said Sargent.