This Independence Day, Autobytel Salutes American Cars
Autobytel Lists Consumer Favorites, All Made in the USA
IRVINE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
Families across the nation will be gathered together to celebrate our
great country on July 4th. Autobytel® editors also
celebrate America by highlighting the best of American automotive
According to Michelle Naranjo, editor-in-chief, Autobytel.com, "2012 is
seeing a resurgence in American manufacturing: both for American brands
and the collection of Japanese, German and Korean automakers who have
built manufacturing plants on American soil and employ American
citizens." She continued, "the label ‘Made in America' is something to
be proud of. Whether it's a foreign car made in America, or a
traditional American manufacturer, American workers can equal or better
their counterparts in the rest of the world."
While the American automotive industry saw some pretty bleak times a few
years ago, the recent comeback in sales is just an indicator of
improvements that came in leaps and bounds in design, manufacturing,
technology and fuel-economy sectors of automotive manufacturing.
This year, to celebrate the 4th of July, Autobytel editors
share the Autobytel and AutoPacific lists of the cars that are made in
America and have the best ratings from actual owners in their respective
categories. More than 75,000 new
car buyers who were within their first three months of ownership
were surveyed. Autobytel editors have taken those consumer ratings and
compiled lists of some of the most satisfying cars that are made in
America, by American brands and by foreign car companies.
The top seven great
American cars among the top-rated models revealed by Autobytel
editors include: Top-Rated Luxury SUV: Cadillac Escalade; Top-Rated
Sports Car: Chevrolet Corvette; Top-Rated Economy Car: Chevrolet Sonic;
Top-Rated Crossover Utility Vehicle: Chevrolet Traverse; Top-Rated Light
Duty Pickup Truck: Ford F-150; Top-Rated Large Sports Utility Vehicle:
GMC Yukon; Top-Rated Mid-Sized Sports Utility Vehicle: Jeep Grand
Autobytel editors also feature the seven most satisfying foreign
cars made in America. These include: Top-Rated Mid-Size Crossover
SUV: Honda CR-V; Top-Rated Minivan: Honda Odyssey; Top-Rated Premium
Mid-Size Crossover SUV: Honda Pilot; Top-Rated Hybrid Car: Hyundai
Sonata Hybrid; Top-Rated Premium Luxury Crossover SUV: Mercedes-Benz-M
Class; Top-Rated Mid-Size Car: Subaru Legacy.
For more information on the favorite American cars, visit at www.Autobytel.com.
Also visit the site for more insights from the editors. Watch exclusive
videos on Autobytel's
YouTube page or join the conversation on the Autobytel
Facebook Fan Page.
About Autobytel Inc.
Autobytel Inc., an online leader
offering consumer purchase requests and marketing resources to car
dealers and manufacturers and providing consumers with the information
they need to purchase new and used cars, pioneered the automotive
Internet when it launched its flagship website in 1995. Autobytel
continues to offer innovative products and services to help consumers
buy, and auto dealers and manufacturers sell, more used and new cars.
Autobytel has helped tens of millions of automotive consumers research
vehicles; connected thousands of dealers nationwide with motivated
car buyers; and helped every major automaker market its brand online.
Through its flagship website, network of automotive sites and respected
online affiliates, Autobytel continues its dedication to innovating the
industry's highest quality Internet programs to provide consumers with a
comprehensive and positive automotive research and purchasing
experience, and auto dealers, dealer groups and auto manufacturers with
some of the industry's most productive and cost-effective customer
referral and marketing programs.
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Autobytel Inc. Media Relations
Jim Helberg, 949-862-1395
Inc. Investor Relations
Pondel/Laurie Berman, 310-279-5980
Bradley Orr, 303-887-4932
Source: Autobytel Inc.
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