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TrueCar Grades the Best Manufacturers and Brands for 2012

Subaru, Toyota and Jaguar Land Rover Receive Top Grades for Manufacturers; Suzuki, Saab, Mitsubishi with the Lowest Grades

SANTA MONICA, Calif., Jan. 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- TrueCar.com, the authority in new car pricing information, trends and forecasting released its 2012 Annual Performance Scorecards for automotive manufacturers and brands. The Performance Scorecards grade each manufacturer and brand on eight different measurements including pricing, sales, incentives, customer loyalty, market share and days in inventory data.

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Overall, the top manufacturers for the 2012 Annual Performance Scorecard were Subaru, Toyota and Jaguar Land Rover. Near the bottom of the list were Suzuki, Saab and Mitsubishi. The brands that received the highest grades in 2012 were Audi, Scion, Land Rover, Subaru and BMW and the brands with the lowest grades were Suzuki, Saab and Volvo. 

Below are the highest and lowest manufacturer and brand rankings by TrueCar:

Highest Grades by Manufacturer


Lowest Grades by Manufacturer

Rank

Manufacturer

Grade


Rank

Manufacturer

Grade

1

Subaru

A+


1

Suzuki

D-

2 (tie)

Jaguar

A


2

Saab

D

2 (tie)

Toyota

A


3

Mitsubishi

D+







Highest Grades by Brand


Lowest Grades by Brand

Rank

Brand

Grade


Rank

Brand

Grade

1 (tie)

Audi/Scion

A+


1 (tie)

Suzuki

D-





1 (tie)

Saab

 D-

2 (tie)

Land Rover/ Subaru/ BMW

A


2 (tie)

Volvo

D





2 (tie)

 Mazda

D

















For more information on the 2012 Annual Grade 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 similarly -equipped new cars in their geographic area.  TrueCar also owns ALG, the benchmark for vehicle value information to the automotive industry and 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 600,000 vehicles across the country.  Its national network of more than 5,200 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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Disclaimer

This press release and the information contained herein is for noncommercial use on "as-is, as available" basis and may be used for informational purposes only.  TrueCar makes no representations or warranties, express or implied, with respect to the information contained in this press release and the results of the use of such information, including without limitation, the implied warranty of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose and non-infringement.  The information contained in this press release may include technical inaccuracies or typographical errors.  Neither TrueCar nor any of its parents, subsidiaries, affiliates or respective partners, officers, or directors, employees or agents shall be held liable for any damages, whether direct, incidental, indirect, special or consequential, including without limitation, lost revenues or lost profits, arising from or in connection with your use or reliance on the information in this press release.

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