Confused by Car Rankings? Let Santa Barbara Auto Group Help

Which rankings are the most helpful for new car buyers? Let our experienced sales staff de-code the rankings and awards to find your next vehicle

Are you having a hard time deciding which vehicle is truly “the best”? Searching the internet will provide you with a treasure trove of awards and rankings that are held by each manufacturer and model. But, how do you know which rankings are truly relevant?

AudiSantaBarbaraFacilityWhere are the rankings located? Manufacturers will post rankings that allow them to shine, but independent third parties do not have loyalty to a particular brand.  The history of the rankings are also important. Thanks to the internet it is easier to gather and share information. Many new awards have appeared in the last decade, while some that were originally published in print magazines are still highly valued.

What is the award based on? Is the award based on new model features or on the previous model’s performance? Both awards contain valuable information, but if you are looking to purchase a newer model that has yet to be ranked it is important to understand the changes from one model to the next. Rankings that utilize feedback after customers have had the vehicle for a period of time give you a better perspective of long term satisfaction and quality.

Who provided input? Car rankings can come from global design boards, seasoned editors, or direct feedback from consumers. Knowing who is providing the input will allow you to determine if you value the same key vehicle points that they do. If you are more concerned with engine performance an interior design award is not the tipping point in your decision.

Is more reviews better? Some rankings poll from thousands of consumers, while others are based on several key deciding boards. Experts do add value, but thousands of consumers may be the voice you can relate to.

Your Guide

At Santa Barbara Auto Group we proudly represent eight luxury brands, Acura, Audi, BMW, Jaguar, Land Rover, Porsche, Mercedes-Benz, and Smart. Our sales staff can give you real life comparisons between different models without having to drive around town. After understanding your desires for your new car they can give you honest suggestions on which brand and model would be the best fit for your lifestyle and needs. View our sales team as your personal guide to your perfect car and we can guarantee that you will be successful.

About Santa Barbara Auto Group

Santa Barbara Auto Group is located off the 101 and Hope Ave and serves Santa Barbara residents and drivers throughout Southern California as the premium dealer for Acura, Audi, BMW, Jaguar, Land Rover, Porsche, Mercedes-Benz, and Smart.  Every Santa Barbara Auto Group employee is dedicated to providing the highest in sales and service assistance.  Santa Barbara Auto Group represents eight different luxury brands and friendly experienced sales representatives are available seven days a week.  To learn more about your favorite luxury vehicle, or to schedule a test drive, feel free to call, email, or visit Santa Barbara Auto Group.


Santa Barbara Auto Group

402 S Hope Ave

Santa Barbara, CA 93105

(805) 682-2000

2014-09-17T18:09:53+00:00September 17th, 2014|Santa Barbara Auto Group|