SANTA MONICA, Calif., April 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- TrueCar.com, the authority in new car pricing information, trends and forecasting, released its March Performance Scorecards for automotive manufacturers and brands.
The Performance Scorecards grade each manufacturer and brand on eight different measurements related to pricing, sales, incentives, customer loyalty, market share and days in inventory data.
Overall, the top manufacturers on the March Performance Scorecard were Subaru, Toyota and BMW. Near the bottom of the list were Volvo, Mitsubishi and General Motors. The brands that received the highest grades for the period were Scion, MINI, Subaru, Lexus and Audi; while the brands with the lowest grades were GMC, Buick and Dodge.
The manufacturers with the largest gains, from February 2013 to March 2013 were:
Toyota moved from a B- to an A
Porsche moved from a C+ to a B+
The manufacturers with the steepest declines, from February 2013 to March 2013 were:
Mitsubishi moved from a B+ to a D+
Mazda moved from an A to a B-
Ford moved from an A to a B
Below are the highest and lowest manufacturer and brand rankings by TrueCar:
Highest Grades by Manufacturer
Lowest Grades by Manufacturer
Highest Grades by Brand
Lowest Grades by Brand
Subaru, Lexus, Audi
Mitsubishi, Volvo, Chevrolet
For more information on TrueCar's Grades for Manufacturer and Brand Performance Scorecards, visit blog.truecar.com.
About TrueCar, Inc. TrueCar, Inc., headquartered in Santa Monica, Calif., with offices in Santa Barbara, Calif., San Francisco, Calif., and Austin, Texas, is an automotive pricing information and analysis company that creates a better buying experience for dealers and consumers. As an online publisher of unbiased new and used car transaction data, TrueCar.com provides price reports that empower dealers and consumers to agree on the parameters of a fair deal by supplying a transparent, simple understanding of what others recently paid for identically-equipped new cars in their geographic area. TrueCar also owns ALG, the benchmark for vehicle value information to the automotive industry, which has been forecasting residual values for nearly 50 years in both the U.S. and Canadian markets.
TrueCar is a data-driven company that sources, compiles, and analyzes car-buying information unlike anybody in the industry. This is why, since its founding in 2005, TrueCar dealer partners have sold over 700,000 vehicles across the country. Its national network of nearly 6,000 Certified Dealers is committed to provide no-hassle pricing for some of the country's largest membership and service organizations, including American Express, AAA, USAA and Consumer Reports that collectively represent more than one million monthly in-market customers.
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