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Chrysler does well in CR poll

by David Zatz on

Consumer Reports readers have given Chrysler cars high marks in several categories of a recent survey, described in the magazine’s January 2013 issue.

The biggest achievement was held by the large cars, Dodge Charger and Chrysler 300, in both V6 and Hemi form. Dodge Charger Hemi got an 88% “definitely buy again” score, towering over most other cars of any type.  Chrysler grabbed four of the top five positions (partly because Hemi and V6 models were rated separately). Dodge Challenger took third in “Sporty Cars,” above its immediate competitors.


Dodge Durango headed “large and luxury SUVs,” while Grand Cherokee, in both Hemi and V6 forms, headed midsized SUVs, followed by three Toyotas.   Durango beat its Mercedes counterpart — and the Porsche Cayenne.

The Chrysler 200 sedan was in the “best models” list for family cars, while Fiat 500 was the top rated “coupe and convertible,” over Mercedes and Audi entries.

There were also two shortfalls; Jeep Compass and Dodge Caravan were listed in the “worst” groups (those with the lowest “would definitely buy again” rates). More information is at (thanks, Randy Knox).

David Zatz founded Allpar in 1998 (based on a site he had begun in 1993-94), after years of writing reviews for retail trades. He has been quoted by the New York Times, the Daily Telegraph, the Detroit News, and USA Today. Before making Allpar a full-time career, he was a consultant in organizational psychology. You can reach him by using our contact form (much preferred) or by calling (313) 766-2304

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