Cars that Exceed Your Expectations - Ideal Vehicle Awards from AutoPacific

CarLocate Team, July 20, 2010, 01:05PM

Do you ever wonder which cars really live up to their potential?

With the 2010 Ideal Vehicle Awards, AutoPacific is revealing the vehicles that exceed drivers' expectations according to their survey of 42,000 consumers. In the survey, owners rate their new vehicles by how closely they come to their ideal. There are 15 key attributes among which the cars are evaluated, ranging from power and acceleration to interior storage.

“In today’s vehicle market, quality is expected, and car buyers take many factors into consideration,” said George Peterson, president of AutoPacific. “Ideal Vehicle Award (IVA) winners deliver the most of what consumers are really looking for in their vehicles. Shoppers can use the IVAs as a benchmark for vehicles that are designed and built with customers in mind.”  

The 2010 top brands are:

Ideal Popular Brand and Top Brand Overall: Ford
Ideal Premium BrandPorsche
Ideal Product Segment: Large Crossover SUV

“Ford Motor Company leads the industry with a total of eleven segment winners,” said Peterson. “No other manufacturer even came close.”

The 2010 top-rated vehicle overall is the Range Rover with its fresh look and improved powertrain.

2010 Range Rover by Land Rover
Most Ideal Vehicle Overall: 2010 Range Rover


The Suzuki Kizashi is the top-rated car, which was also took the title of top-rated vehicle overall in the AutoPacific 2010 Vehicle Satisfaction Awards.

2010 Suzuki Kizashi
Most Ideal Car: 2010 Suzuki Kizashi


The full list of 2010 Ideal Vehicle Award winners are:

Passenger Cars:

Pickups, SUVs, and Minivans:

If your current wheels are less than ideal, search for a new vehicle now!

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