Toyota Overtakes Subaru To Lead For the First Time in TrueCar's October 2012 Performance Scorecards for Manufacturers and

 Toyota Overtakes Subaru To Lead For the First Time in TrueCar's October 2012
             Performance Scorecards for Manufacturers and Brands

Toyota, Subaru, BMW, and Jaguar Land Rover Receive Top Grades by Manufacturer;
Suzuki, Mitsubishi, Mazda, and Volvo Suffer the Lowest Grades

PR Newswire

SANTA MONICA, Calif., Nov. 16, 2012

SANTA MONICA, Calif., Nov. 16, 2012 /PRNewswire/, the authority
in new car pricing information, trends and forecasting released its
Performance Scorecards grading automotive manufacturers and brands for their
performance in the month of October. The Performance Scorecards grade each
manufacturer and brand on eight different measurements including pricing,
sales, incentives, customer loyalty, market share, and days in inventory.


Overall, the top manufacturers on the Scorecards in October were Toyota,
Subaru, BMW, and Jaguar Land Rover. Near the bottom of the list were Suzuki,
Mitsubishi, Mazda, and Volvo. The brands that received the highest grades were
Scion, Land Rover, Toyota, FIAT, and Subaru. The brands with the lowest grades
were Suzuki, Mitsubishi, Mazda, Jaguar, and Volvo.

The manufacturers with the largest gains, from September 2012 to October 2012

  oFord moved from an C+ to a B
  oVolvo moved from an D+ to a C

The manufacturers with the steepest declines, from September 2012 to October
2012 were:

  oSubaru moved from an A+ to an A
  oChrysler moved from a B+ to a B
  oPorsche moved from a B to a B-
  oMazda moved from a C+ to a C
  oMitsubishi moved from a C to a C-
  oSuzuki moved from a C- to a D+

Below are the highest and lowest manufacturer and brand rankings by

Highest Grades by Manufacturer    Lowest Grades by Manufacturer
Rank    Manufacturer       Grade  Rank    Manufacturer        Grade
1       Toyota             A+     1       Suzuki              D+
2 (tie) Subaru/BMW         A      2       Mitsubishi          C-
3       Jaguar Land Rover  A-     3 (tie) Mazda/Volvo         C
Highest Grades by Brand           Lowest Grades by Brand
Rank    Brand              Grade  Rank    Brand               Grade
1 (tie) Scion/ Land Rover  A+     1       Suzuki              D-
2 (tie) Toyota/FIAT/Subaru A      2 (tie) Mitsubishi/Mazda    D
3 (tie) Audi/BMW/Lexus     A-     3 (tie) Jaguar/Volvo/Nissan D+

For more information on the Performance Scorecards, visit

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, 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 that
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 and compiles 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 5,000 Certified Dealers is
committed to provide no-hassle car buying experience 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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