May 19, 2006

AutoPacific names 2006 Vehicle Satisfaction winners

Tustin, California – Automotive consulting firm AutoPacific has named the winners of its annual Vehicle Satisfaction Awards, with the Hyundai Azera and the Lincoln Navigator topping the car and truck lists, and Lexus named the leading brand. The study is considered an industry benchmark for objectively measuring owner satisfaction with new cars or light trucks.

Unlike 2005, when Nissan had seven winners, the 2006 results are distributed across the industry; in the eighteen categories, Honda won four, General Motors and Ford each took three, and Nissan, Hyundai and Mitsubishi each won two.

The 2006 winners are:

  • Brand: Lexus
  • Premium Luxury Car: Lexus LS
  • Entry-Level Luxury Car: Cadillac CTS
  • Luxury/Large Car: Hyundai Azera
  • Premium Mid-Size Car: Volkswagen Passat
  • Mid-Size Car: Mercury Milan (not sold in Canada)
  • Image Compact Car: Mini Cooper
  • Compact Car: Honda Civic
  • Sports Car: Chevrolet Corvette
  • Sporty Car: Acura RSX
  • Large Light-Duty Pickup: Nissan Titan
  • Large Heavy-Duty Pickup: Chevrolet Silverado HD
  • Sport Utility Truck: Honda Ridgeline
  • Compact Pickup: Mitsubishi Raider (not sold in Canada)
  • Luxury Sport Utility: Lincoln Navigator
  • Large Sport Utility: Nissan Armada
  • Premium Mid-Size Sport Utility: Mitsubishi Endeavor
  • Mid-Size Sport Utility: Hyundai Santa Fe
  • Compact Sport Utility: Suzuki Grand Vitara
  • Minivan: Honda Odyssey

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