Dealer Financing Satisfaction Study Released

By Staff Writer August 12, 2022

According to the J.D. Power 2022 U.S. Dealer Financing Satisfaction Study, five key sales rep behaviors can mean the difference between winning over dealers with above-and-beyond service or disappearing into the background.

“Auto lender sales reps that exceed dealer expectations in areas such as responsiveness and expertise with lending programs generate dealer satisfaction scores that are as much as 190 points higher—on a 1,000-point scale—than those who just meet or miss dealer expectations,” said Patrick Roosenberg, director of automotive finance intelligence at J.D. Power. “Despite this huge competitive advantage, only 44% of sales reps manage to exceed dealer expectations.”

Additionally, banks significantly improve year over year and outperform captive lenders in overall dealer satisfaction.

Study Rankings

Captive—Mass Market Segment

Subaru Motors Finance ranks highest in overall dealer satisfaction with a score of 934, followed by Honda Financial Services (899) and Ford Credit (888).

Non-Captive National—Prime

TD Auto Finance ranks highest in overall dealer satisfaction for a second consecutive year, with a score of 961. Ally Financial (955) ranks second and Chase Automotive Finance (905) ranks third.

Non-Captive Regional—Prime

Citizens ranks highest in overall dealer satisfaction for a second consecutive year, with a score of 950. Huntington National Bank (919) ranks second and M&T Bank (899) ranks third.

Sub-Prime

Ally Financial ranks highest in overall dealer satisfaction for a second consecutive year, with a score of 945. Chase Automotive Finance (895) ranks second and Capital One Auto Finance (872) ranks third.

Lease

Ally Financial ranks highest in overall dealer satisfaction with a score of 942, followed by Subaru Motors Finance (940) and Ford Credit (906).

The 2022 U.S. Dealer Financing Satisfaction Study is based on responses from 3,578 auto dealer financial professionals. The study, which was fielded in April-May 2022, measures auto dealer satisfaction in six segments of lenders: captive luxury–prime; captive mass market–prime; non-captive national–prime; non-captive regional–prime; non-captive sub-prime; and lease.

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