When you buy a new car, it’s likely you’ll be making your purchase decision after a rather short test drive. Car research firm AutoPacific takes away some of the guesswork with its annual Vehicle Satisfaction Awards, which surveys new owners to see how satisfied they are with their purchase or lease.
Its 2016 study assessed all the cars on the market to determine which ones were tops in satisfaction based on 50 features and attributes. We further pared the list to cars with top satisfaction rankings that are priced under $40,000.
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