AutoPacific Take on Chevrolet HHR Win – Exterior styling and image strongly contribute to the Chevrolet HHR’s class leading performance in the 2007 Motorist Choice Awards® Compact Crossover SUV category. While the HHRs image helped secure a class win, owners rate fuel economy as another strong contributing factor. IntelliChoice take on Chevrolet HHR win – The Compact Crossover class is a very competitive class. The Chevrolet HHR stands out with low maintenance costs, and a retained value near the top of the segment.
AutoPacific Take on Volkswagen GTI Win – Drivers rate the Volkswagen GTI as the winner in the Image Compact Car class for this year’s Motorist Choice Award®. Owners raved about their interiors; from interior styling, controls and seat comfort to materials and storage compartments. Clearly, GTI owners think their car is a kick to drive. GTI owner ratings for ‘fun to drive’ really left the competition in the dust. Contributing to the win were high marks for braking, handling, power and acceleration. IntelliChoice take on Volkswagen GTI win – In a class that features a wide range of vehicles from hybrids to convertibles to wagons, the Volkswagen GTI squares off against some tough opposition. The GTI’s ownership costs alone do not make it a 2007 Motorist Choice Award winner, but when combined with stellar performance within the AutoPacific survey the GTI beats out the rest of the [...]
AutoPacific Take on Chevrolet Silverado Heavy Duty Win – The all-new Heavy Duty Chevrolet Silverado strong satisfaction ratings for overall satisfaction, brand reputation and vehicle reputation help secure a 2007 Motorist Choice Award® in the Large HD Pickup class. Owners rate their cargo space/capacity, interior controls, braking, handling, power and acceleration as best in class. Factors like reliablility/dependability and feeling safe while driving also add to the strong win from the Chevrolet Silverado HD. IntelliChoice take on Silverado HD win – The Silverado HD was a 2007 Motorist Choice Award winner, because it performed well in both the AutoPacific and IntelliChoice analysis. The Silverado HD has an above average retained value, low fuel costs, and best in class maintenance costs.
AutoPacific Take on Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Win – In a very competitive segment the Chevrolet Silverado 1500 charges ahead to win the 2007 Motorist Choice Award® for Large Light Duty Pickup. The close race was won with higher owner ratings for innovative technology, braking, handling and reliable/dependable. IntelliChoice take on Silverado 1500 win – The Silverado performed very well in several areas of the IntelliChoice analysis. The Silverado has best in class fuel costs, low maintenance costs, and especially strong retained value. Combine this with the Silverado’s award winning performance within the AutoPacific survey and you can see why the Silverado was a 2007 Motorist Choice Award winner.
AutoPacific Take on Volkswagen Jetta Win – The Volkswagen Jetta wins the 2007 Motorist Choice Award® in the Mid-Size Car class. Owners ranked the Jetta as fun to drive while they found the flexible interior, cargo space, and interior storage compartments more than satisfactory. The interior build materials and quality of interior controls were also significant contributors to the Jetta’s win. Contributing were owner ratings for the vehicle’s image, braking and handling. IntelliChoice take on Volkswagen Jetta win – The Volkswagen Jetta has best in class retained value, and low repair costs.
AutoPacific Take on Lexus IS Win – In an extremely competitive class where enthusiast buyers dominate, it’s tough to be king of the hill. The all-new 2007 Lexus IS sport sedan decisively wins the Motorist Choice Award® for Aspirational Luxury Cars. Owners rate the Lexus brand reputation and the overall quality as significant contributors to its win. Lexus IS owners also find its anti-theft features and reliable/dependable reputation very appealing. IntelliChoice take on Lexus IS win – The Lexus IS is an IntelliChoice 2007 BOVY winner. The IS has a retained value and repair costs near the top of the segment.
AutoPacific Take on Toyota Tacoma Win – In a segment where owners are expecting more and more from their so-called ‘compact’ pickups, the Toyota Tacoma delivers. Receiving top honors from owners, it wins a 2007 Motorist Choice Award® in the Compact Pickup class. The Tacoma’s image and fuel economy help secure a class win as owners also rate the instrument layout and interior controls as contributing to the Tacoma being best in class. IntelliChoice take on Toyota Tacoma win – The Toyota Tacoma is an IntelliChoice 2007 BOVY winner. The Tacoma has class leading retained value, beating out the next closes competitor by several percentage points.
AutoPacific Take on Toyota FJ Cruiser Win – A strong image from yesteryear and overall vehicle satisfaction help cement the FJ Cruiser as a 2007 Motorist Choice Award® winner in the Compact Sport Utility/ORV class. Although it may be classified as a Compact Sport Ute owners felt safe while driving and gave high marks for cargo capacity. They applaud both interior and exterior styling while giving strong rating for vehicle reputation and brand reputation. The driving aspects of the FJ were just as strong; including vehicle ride, braking, power and acceleration contributing to the overall win. Owners also rated the interior fabrics/materials, interior storage/compartments, interior controls and overall quality being top notch. IntelliChoice take on Toyota FJ Cruiser win – The Toyota FJ Cruiser has a class leading retained value and low repair costs.
AutoPacific Take on Honda Fit Win – An economy car that fits comfortably in to owners lives. The Honda Fit wins the Motorist Choice Award® in the Economy Car class. Owners give Honda’s overall quality and reputation high marks as they reinforce the Fit’s category win. Overall satisfaction is best in class with a convenient size, seating capacity and cargo space. Owners really appreciate the flexible interior and adore the vehicles image. The fact that the Fit is fun to drive with innovative technology only adds icing to the cake. IntelliChoice take on Honda Fit win – In a segment that has seen many new models, the Honda Fit stands out. The Fit is near the top in retained value, fuel, and maintenance costs.
AutoPacific Take on Toyota Avalon Win – Can you over-inflate a Camry? The Toyota Avalon leads the Large Car class in this year’s Motorist Choice Awards®. Owners rate the reputation of the 2007 Avalon, the Toyota brand and the overall quality of the vehicle as significant contributors to the win. In addition, Avalon owners perceive it to be fuel-efficient with a top rated ride. IntelliChoice take on Toyota Avalon win – The Toyota Avalon is an IntelliChoice 2007 BOVY winner. The Avalon not only has the best retained value, but also has the lowest fuel and maintenance costs within the Large Car class