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Edmunds.com Announces Consumers' Most Wanted Vehicle Awards for 2005
Ford Mustang Named Consumers' Choice for Most Significant Vehicle of the Year; Domestic Cars Win, Place and Show
SANTA MONICA, Calif. — May 10, 2005 — Edmunds.com, the Internet's premiere resource for consumer automotive information, today announced the winners of the fourth annual Consumers' Most Wanted vehicle awards.
"Edmunds.com visitors regularly provide us and each other with feedback, so every year we ask them to vote for their Most Wanted Vehicles of the year," said Karl Brauer, Editor in Chief of Edmunds.com. "These are the vehicles that have captured the hearts and minds of the consumers."
The Ford Mustang won a landslide victory as the Consumers' Most Significant Vehicle of the Year for 2005. In a solid second place was the Chrysler 300 sedan, which was selected last fall as the Edmunds.com Editors' Most Significant Vehicle of the Year for 2005. In third place was the Chevrolet Corvette.
"The domestic automakers should be delighted to learn that their new cars were voted 'Most Significant Vehicle of the Year' by about 70 percent of those who participated in the survey," observed Brauer. "If they keep delivering products that attract consumer attention in this way, domestic market share is sure to climb."
Overall, however, domestic cars were chosen for only four of the vehicle segment awards. European vehicles won nine segments while Japanese vehicles earned top honors in 13 segments.
Honda, Porsche and Audi vehicles, in that order, were the most popular with those who participated in the survey this year. This is the second consecutive year in which Honda won the largest number of Edmunds.com Consumers' Most Wanted awards.
The 2005 winners in each segment are:
|Coupe Under $15,000||Honda Civic|
|Sedan Under $15,000||Mazda 3|
|Wagon Under $15,000||Scion xB|
|Coupe Under $25,000||Ford Mustang|
|Convertible Under $25,000||Mazda MX-5 Miata|
|Sedan Under $25,000||Honda Accord|
|Wagon Under $25,000||Dodge Magnum|
|SUV Under $25,000||Honda CR-V|
|Coupe Under $35,000||Infiniti G35|
|Convertible Under $35,000||Honda S2000|
|Sedan Under $35,000||Acura TL|
|Wagon Under $35,000||Audi A4|
|SUV Under $35,000||Honda Pilot|
|Wagon Over $35,000||Audi All-Road Quattro|
|Coupe Under $45,000||Chevrolet Corvette|
|Convertible Under $45,000||Porsche Boxster|
|Sedan Under $45,000||BMW 5 Series|
|SUV Under $45,000||Volkswagen Touareg|
|Coupe Over $45,000||Porsche 911|
|Convertible Over $45,000||Porsche 911|
|Sedan Over $45,000||Audi A8|
|SUV Over $45,000||Porsche Cayenne|
|Compact Truck||Toyota Tacoma|
|Large Truck||Nissan Titan|
Details on all award winners are listed at: http://www.edmunds.com/car-reviews/consumers-most-wanted/2005/.
Each October, Edmunds.com editors choose their favorite vehicles in the Editors' Most Wanted Vehicle awards. The most recent list of those winners can be found at: http://www.edmunds.com/car-reviews/consumers-most-wanted/2005/.
About Edmunds.com, Inc.
Edmunds.com is the premier online resource for automotive information. Its comprehensive set of data, tools and services, including Edmunds.com True Market Value® pricing, is generated by Edmunds.com Information Solutions and is licensed to third parties. For example, the company supplies content for the auto sections of NYTimes.com, AOL, About.com, iVillage.com and IGN.com, provides weekly data to Automotive News and delivers monthly data reports to Wall Street analysts. Edmunds.com also publishes a high-speed, on-screen car magazine called Inside Line available free at www.insideline.com. Edmunds.com was named "best car research" site by Forbes ASAP, has been selected by consumers as the "most useful Web site" according to every J.D. Power and Associates New Autoshopper.com StudySM and was ranked first in the Survey of Car-Shopping Web Sites as reported by The Wall Street Journal. The company is headquartered in Santa Monica, Calif. and maintains a satellite office outside Detroit.