TrueCar.com, the authority in new car pricing, trends and forecasting released its 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.
Below are the highest and lowest manufacturer and brand rankings by TrueCar.com:
Overall, the top manufacturers on the Scorecards in February were Hyundai, BMW, and Ford. Near the bottom of the list were Mazda, Jaguar and Smart. The brands that received the highest grades were Hyundai, Scion, Kia, and BMW. The brands with the lowest grades were Mazda, Jaguar, and Smart.
The manufacturers with the largest gains, from January 2012 to February 2012 were:
Ford moved from a C to an A-
GM moved from a B- to an A
BMW moved from a B to a A
The manufacturers with the steepest declines, from January 2012 to February 2012 were:
Porsche moved from an A to a C-
Mazda moved from a C+ to a D+
Honda moved from an A to a B+
Subaru moved from a B+ to a B-
Daimler moved from a B to a C+