Anaheim, California – Auto research companies IntelliChoice and AutoPacific have announced the winners of the 2011 Motorist Choice Awards.

Now in its sixth year, the award series recognizes vehicles that deliver a combination of high consumer satisfaction and lower-than-expected ownership costs over time. The winners are categorized into a collection of 15 popular lifestyle segments with which shoppers can easily identify, and cover “Popular” and “Premium” market segments. They reflect the purpose and perception of the consumer and illustrate the results of practical analysis such as total cost of ownership, fuel economy and resale value.

The winners are:

Active Lifestyle Popular – Dodge Ram HD
Active Lifestyle Premium – Land Rover LR4

Cargo Hauler Popular – Ford Expedition EL
Cargo Hauler Premium – Volvo XC70

Cosmopolitan Popular – Scion xD
Cosmopolitan Premium – Audi A3

Eco Friendly Popular – Ford Fusion Hybrid
Eco Friendly Premium – Lincoln MKZ Hybrid

Fun to Drive Popular – Mini Cooper
Fun to Drive Premium – Volvo C30

Head Turner Popular – Chevrolet Camaro
Head Turner Premium – Porsche Panamera

High Tech Popular – Volkswagen Touareg
High Tech Premium – Cadillac Escalade

Image Popular – Mini Cooper
Image Premium – Mercedes-Benz GLK

Kid Friendly Popular – Toyota Sienna
Kid Friendly Premium – Volvo XC90

Luxury Lifestyle Popular – Hyundai Genesis
Luxury Lifestyle Premium – Jaguar XJ

People Mover Popular – Ford Expedition EL
People Mover Premium – Lincoln Navigator

Performance Popular – Chevrolet Corvette
Performance Premium – Cadillac Escalade

Road Trip Popular – Ford Expedition
Road Trip Premium – Mercedes-Benz GL

Value Popular – Hyundai Elantra
Value Premium – Lexus HS

Youthful Popular – Scion tC
Youthful Premium – Lexus IS

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