The Tiguan wins the Compact XSUV category based on owner ratings in AutoPacific’s 2011 Ideal Vehicle Research. Even while winning top spot, Tiguan owners have some significant wants. Almost 45% want more cargo room and 25% want better interior storage. About 15% want a softer ride. While passenger roominess is not a problem, Tiguan needs more cargo space and thoughtful places to store stuff in the interior. The Tiguan handily won over second place Suzuki Grand Vitara.
Premium Compact Car: The 2010 VW GTI resonates with owners! Not only did it win a 2010 Vehicle Satisfaction Award but it also managed to win an Ideal Vehicle Award in the Premium Compact Car segment. The original fun to drive hatchback managed to have 98% of owners say that they want the same exterior size as now. Talk about hitting the mark. The vast majority of owners also say they want the same passenger room, seat firmness, ingress/egress, safety, handling, and cargo space as now. Sounds like this IS ‘Das Auto’ for the Premium Compact Car segment…
Compact Car: The VW Golf win the 2010 Ideal Vehicle Award in the Compact Car segment. Receiving top marks from owners for safety, exterior size and passenger room. The Golf also scored very well for handling, seat firmness and interior lighting.
Cadillac is adding standard scheduled maintenance - Premium Care - to its 2011 Model Year products. Providing scheduled maintenance is a way to demonstrate commitment to the customer, reduce ownership costs and increase customer loyalty. BMW has been offering scheduled maintenance for years and has effectively shed its "Break My Wallet" image that existed prior to the scheduled maintenance program.
The 2009 Motorist Choice Award winners have been announced. Congratulations to all! Nine manufacturers earned segment wins, led by Toyota with nine awards (including three for Lexus), followed by General Motors with six (Chevrolet 4, Cadillac 2), Honda with three, and Chrysler with two (Dodge 1, Jeep 1). Audi, Ford, Hyundai, Nissan and Volkswagen took top honors in one segment each.