An online study of consumer comments found that BMW and Ford were rated the most fuel-efficient brands of vehicles.
Expert System, leading provider of semantic software that discovers, classifies and interprets text information, conducted the six-month study, reports Marketwatch.com. Their goal was to find which vehicles are the most fuel-efficient.
Online consumer comments were analyzed and divided into two categories: luxury and non-luxury vehicles. BMW was rated the most fuel-efficient luxury brand and Ford was rated the most fuel-efficient non-luxury brand.
The company looked at comments and messages on Automotive.com, CarandDriver.com, Carforum.com and Carspace.com. Only readers’ opinions related to fuel efficiency were analyzed, not manufacturers’ specifications for the vehicles.
The luxury vehicles with the highest ratings of fuel efficiency based on the study are BMW, Lexus, Acura, Jeep and Infiniti. The non-luxury vehicles with the highest ratings are Ford, Toyota, Hyundai, Nissan, Chevrolet and Honda.