Edmunds.com Announces Consumers' Most Wanted Vehicle Awards for 2005


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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
Minivan Honda Odyssey
Exotic Ford GT

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.

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