Edmunds.com Announces Editors' Most Wanted Awards for 2004 Model Year


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Edmunds.com Announces Editors' Most Wanted Awards for 2004 Model Year

Santa Monica, CA - October 28, 2003 - Edmunds.com, the Internet's premiere resource for consumer automotive information, today announced the winners of the sixth annual Editors' Most Wanted vehicle awards. "The Editors' Most Wanted awards recognize the new model year vehicles the Edmunds.com editors would choose, for each of 29 vehicle categories, if we were spending our own money," explains Karl Brauer, Editor-In-Chief of Edmunds.com. "For this task, our demographically diverse editorial staff is guided by passion, not science, to choose the vehicles we'd love to have in our own driveways." The 2004 winners in each category are:

Coupe Under $15,000: Honda Civic
Sedan Under $15,000: Mazda 3
Wagon Under $15,000: Scion xB
Coupe Under $25,000: Volkswagen Golf
Convertible Under $25,000: Mazda MX-5 Miata
Sedan Under $25,000: Volkswagen Passat
Wagon Under $25,000: Volkswagen Passat
SUV Under $25,000: Kia Sorrento
Coupe Under $35,000: BMW 3 Series
Convertible Under $35,000: Honda S2000
Sedan Under $35,000: BMW 3 Series
Wagon Under $35,000: Audi A4 Avant
SUV Under $35,000: Ford Explorer/Mercury Mountaineer
Coupe Under $45,000: Chevrolet Corvette
Convertible Under $45,000: BMW 3 Series
Sedan Under $45,000: BMW 5 Series
Wagon Under $45,000: Audi A6 Avant
Midsize SUV Under $45,000: Volkswagen Touareg
Large SUV Under $45,000: Chevrolet Tahoe/GMC Yukon
Coupe Over $45,000: Mercedes-Benz CL-Class
Convertible Over $45,000: Mercedes-Benz SL-Class
Sedan Over $45,000: Audi A8 L
Wagon Over $45,000: Mercedes-Benz E-Class
Midsize SUV Over $45,000: Land Rover Range Rover
Large SUV Over $45,000: Cadillac Escalade
Compact Truck: Dodge Dakota
Large Truck: Nissan Titan
Minivan: Toyota Sienna
Exotic: Aston Martin Vanquish

In conjunction with the Editors' Most Wanted award announcements each October, Edmunds.com also selects the Most Significant Vehicle of the Year. This accolade is awarded to a vehicle that changes the rules of a given segment, creates a new niche or redefines an automaker's image. This year's winner, the Nissan Titan, was announced earlier this month. Details on all award winners are listed here.

Members of the public are invited to vote for their own vehicle choices at Edmunds.com each April. Last year's Consumers' Most Wanted award winners can be found here.

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 Data Services and is licensed to third parties. For example, the company supplies over 800,000: pages of content for the auto sections of AOL and NYTimes.com, provides weekly data to Automotive News and delivers monthly data reports to Wall Street analysts. Edmunds.com was named "best car research" site by Forbes ASAP, has been named by consumers as the "most useful Web site" according to the J.D. Power and Associates New Autoshopper.com StudiesSM since 2001, 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, California and maintains a satellite office in Troy, Michigan.

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