2 Great 2022 Midsize Sedans That Consumers Predict Owners Will Love
Like any other reviewer, Consumer Reports sometimes doesn’t share the same opinions as consumers. But other times, customers and experts agree. The nonprofit organization surveys vehicle owners to gather its owner satisfaction ratings, indicating how most drivers are likely to feel about their purchase. To that end, here’s a look at two 2022 midsize sedans that Consumer Reports says owners will love.
Drivers will likely appreciate the 2022 Honda Accord
Among 2022 midsize sedans, the Honda Accord is the most satisfying model to own, writes Consumer Reports. However, it is tied with the Toyota Camry for the top spot. Both narrowly beat the third-place option, the Hyundai Sonata. The Chevrolet Malibu takes fourth and last place, and the Accord, Camry and Sonata are all easily better than Chevrolet’s midsize sedan.
Accord owners surveyed were very pleased with the car’s driving experience and styling. It’s not too surprising. The Accord’s standard 1.5-liter turbo-four engine produces 192 hp, allowing the car to accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in 7.7 seconds.
That said, while owners were generally happy with the car’s comfort features, many drivers weren’t sold on the Accord’s value. A new model starts at $26,500, which is high for a midsize sedan.
The Toyota Camry is another beloved 2022 midsize sedan
Although the 2022 Toyota Camry was on par with the 2022 Honda Accord in predicted owner satisfaction, there were differences in the details. As with the Accord, Camry owners were pleased with the sedan’s driving experience and styling. The Camry’s 2.5-liter four-cylinder, developing up to 206 hp, allows the car to accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in 8.0 seconds. It’s slightly slower than the Accord, but owners were still happy with the performance.
But when it comes to comfort features and value, owners were slightly happier with the Camry than the Accord. Maybe that’s because the Camry starts at just under $26,000. That price is still expensive compared to the Sonata or Malibu, but it’s $500 cheaper than the Honda.
How the Consumer Reports Owner Satisfaction Rating Works
The operation of the Consumer Reports Owner Satisfaction Rating is relatively simple. The best way to find out if current vehicle owners are happy with their cars is to ask them, and the nonprofit member organization does just that. Every year, Consumer Reports sends out surveys asking consumers about their experience with their current car.
It is important to note that CR conducts the investigation independent of its expert testing. This way, owners can share their honest opinions about the car even if the test team disagrees with those opinions. The survey is pretty straight forward, asking owners what they think of the car’s systems and features, including how it drives and whether it was worth the price.
Finally, the survey asks owners if they would buy their car again. According to Consumer Reports, the answer to that question is how the site determines a car’s owner satisfaction rating. Owners who answered “definitely yes” to this question are considered satisfied, while all others are not. If survey data is not yet available, CR predicts the rating using consumer data from the latest previous model years.
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