Inspite of record-high gas prices a year ago, U.S. consumers still
put fuel economy towards the end of their wish list when looking for a
new vehicle, according to a recent press release.
In a study conducted by Alexander Edwards, president of automotive
research for Strategic Vision, Inc., consumers were given a list of 124
attributes to rank in order of importance for their next vehicle
Overall environmental friendliness of the vehicle ranked 53rd,
emissions controls ranked 87th, fuel economy/good mileage ranked 120th
and fuel efficiency ranked dead last at 124th on the list.
Edwards will present the results of the entire study on a panel on
Tuesday, April 21. Check back to see if iPod connectivity ranked number
one on consumer’s wishlist.
Are you surprised that fuel economy came in last? What are some of the attributes that would be in your top 10 list?