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Overall Website Satisfaction Declines among Battery Electric Vehicle Shoppers as Demand for Tools Increases, J.D. Power Finds

Lincoln Website Ranks Highest in Premium Segment; Kia Ranks Highest in Mass Market Segment

Fast-loading technical specifications, comparison tools and payment/lease calculators are having a big effect on satisfaction among online shoppers, specifically those researching battery electric vehicles (BEVs), according to the J.D. Power 2022 U.S. Manufacturer Website Evaluation Study,SM —Summer, released today. The study also finds an increase in satisfaction when shoppers engage with manufacturer website tools, though BEV shoppers are still less satisfied than non-BEV shoppers.

“While inventory shortages continue to be a major source of frustration, we’re seeing vehicle shopping tools have a greater effect on the BEV experience than ever before,” said Eric McCready, director of digital solutions at J.D. Power. “Consumers don’t want to visit multiple sites when researching a vehicle. With more than half of BEV shoppers using technical specification tools, there’s an opportunity for manufacturers to boost the shopping experience with tools to cover range, time to charge details, charging locations and calculators that reflect tax credit information and fuel savings.”

The J.D. Power U.S. Manufacturer Website Evaluation Study—Summer is a semiannual study that measures the usefulness of automotive manufacturer websites during the process of shopping for a new vehicle by examining four key measures (in order of importance): information/content; visual appeal; navigation; and speed.

This wave finds that overall satisfaction averages 711 (on a 1,000-point scale) for the premium segment and 705 for the mass market segment, down 13 and 6 points, respectively, from the previous wave.

Study Rankings

Lincoln ranks highest among premium manufacturer websites with a score of 737. Lexus (734) ranks second and BMW (730) ranks third.

Kia ranks highest for the mass market manufacturer website segment with a score of 729. Subaru (724) ranks second and Jeep (721) ranks third.

The U.S. Manufacturer Website Evaluation Study, initially released in 1999, is based on responses from 11,398 new-vehicle shoppers who indicate they will be in the market for a new vehicle within the next 24 months. The study was fielded April through May 2022.

For more information about the U.S. Manufacturer Website Evaluation Study, visit
https://www.jdpower.com/business/resource/us-manufacturer-website-evaluation-study

About J.D. Power
J.D. Power 
is a global leader in consumer insights, advisory services and data and analytics. A pioneer in the use of big data, artificial intelligence (AI) and algorithmic modeling capabilities to understand consumer behavior, J.D. Power has been delivering incisive industry intelligence on customer interactions with brands and products for more than 50 years. The world's leading businesses across major industries rely on J.D. Power to guide their customer-facing strategies.

J.D. Power has offices in North America, Europe and Asia Pacific. To learn more about the company’s business offerings, visit JDPower.com/business. The J.D. Power auto shopping tool can be found at JDPower.com.

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2022 U.S. Manufacturer Website Evaluation Study—Summer
2022 U.S. Manufacturer Website Evaluation Study—Summer
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