Women’s Wednesday #24: 2015 Top Shopping Brands Rated by Women | ZMOT Dealer Shopping Report

Posted: February 25, 2015 by Anne Fleming, Car Buying Advocate

Top 2015 Car Brands as Rated by Women
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Our 2015 US Women’s Car Dealership Report, compiled from 3,450 women’s car dealer ratings and reviews, showcases the top “shopping” car brands as rated by women; the overall WSI score for all brands was 4.37. Each brand’s WSI®, or Women Satisfaction Index, is derived by taking the aggregate of all the dealer’s scores from that brand’s reviews on the site ranging from a 5.0 (highest) to 1.0 (lowest).

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The average woman visits two dealers, or, 30% more stores than men when car buying. Dealers that have a high WSI “shopping” score convert on average 15% more browsers to buyers. Simply put, women perceive these stores as more comfortable places to do business and go there first. That is ROI.

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Shopping Scores of the Top 15 Brands:
The overall WSI score for all brands was 4.37. Keep in mind these reviews are from a controlled environment. Meaning our company works with about 400 dealers, not 17,000. These dealers use our platform to understand women’s unmet and unrecognized needs. By evaluating the data, dealers measure women’s satisfaction in key areas to create and maintain high scores. The difference these high scores make significantly impact perception, reputation, walk in’s and conversions.

Here is the list by brand.

1. Volkswagen scored 4.75
2. Ford, scored 4.74
3. Chevrolet, scored 4.66
4. Jeep, scored 4.63
5. Buick, scored4.61
6. Hyundai, scored 4.59
7. Audi, scored 4.54
8. Honda, scored 4.53
9. Toyota, scored 4.52
10. Nissan, scored 4.49
11. Subaru, scored 4.46
12. Chrysler, scored 4.40
13. Dodge, scored 4.31
14. Lexus, scored 4.28
15. Mazda, scored 4.26

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