Edmunds.com Determines Top Ten Most Spacious Cars and Trucks


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Edmunds.com Determines Top Ten Most Spacious Cars and Trucks

Santa Monica, CA - March 25, 2002 - Edmunds.com, the Web's leading consumer resource for unbiased automotive information, today issued a list of the new cars and trucks with the most driver and front-passenger space. The winners were selected based on the average of the head room, hip room and leg room in each vehicle.

Top Cars for Driver/Front-Passenger Space

1. Nissan Maxima2. Lexus LS 4303. Lincoln Town Car4. Ford Crown Victoria/ Mercury Grand Marquis (tie)4. Mercedes-Benz S-Class (tie)6. Audi A8 and S8 (tie)6. Buick Park Avenue (tie)6. Infiniti I30/I35 (tie)9. Infiniti Q4510. Chevrolet Impala (tie)10. Chrysler 300M/Chrysler LHS (tie)Top Light and Medium Trucks for Driver/Front-Passenger Space

1. Ford Excursion2. Ford F-250 Super Duty/F-350 Super Duty3. Ford Econoline Wagon4. Dodge Ram Pickup 15005. Dodge Ram Pickup 2500/35006. Chevrolet Astro/GMC Safari7. Chevrolet Express/GMC Savana8. Cadillac Escalade9. Chevrolet Silverado 1500, 1500HD, 2500, 2500HD & 3500 (tie)9. GMC Sierra 1500, 1500HD, 2500, 2500HD & 3500 (tie)9. Lincoln Navigator (tie)

(Note: vehicles separated by a slash are "twinned vehicles," built on the same chassis, sharing most of their under-hood and interior components. For more information on "twinned vehicles," visit http://www.edmunds.com/advice/buying/articles/46969/article.html.)

While the most spacious cars come from automakers based around the globe, a Detroit-based manufacturer builds every one of the roomiest light trucks.

"Domestic light truck companies have been serving the American market far longer than the imports have, and intuitively understand that Americans truck drivers want big, powerful, functional vehicles. The European and Japanese manufacturers are starting out from a much different perspective and therefore seem to limit their vehicles based on their local restrictions, such as high fuel prices and narrow roads," commented Karl Brauer, Editor-In-Chief of Edmunds.com. "On the other hand, our list of the roomiest cars reflects the imports' ability to combine voluminous car interiors within efficiently packaged exteriors."

Check http://www.edmunds.com/reviews/list/top10/51598/article.html for the full article about cars and http://www.edmunds.com/reviews/list/top10/51597/article.html for the full article about trucks.

About Edmunds.com, Inc.
Headquartered in Santa Monica, CA, Edmunds.com is the Internet's pioneer and leader in providing free, third party automotive information, tools and services for consumers. Edmunds.com empowers, educates, and engages visitors by providing them with straightforward information on all aspects of buying, selling, and owning a vehicle. Edmunds.com True Market Value® products inform the general public of the actual transaction prices of cars and trucks while Edmunds' PowershopperSM offers car shoppers the opportunity to research and pursue online and offline purchase options in an informative, consumer-friendly environment. Visitors are also provided extensive automobile reviews, current incentives and rebates, consumer advice, safety information, auto show highlights and the Town Hall automotive community. Many of these resources are powered by Edmunds Data Services, which provides a complete automotive data set to the Edmunds.com Web site and licenses such data to third parties. Edmunds.com was named "best car research" site by Forbes ASAP, is viewed by consumers as the "most useful Web site," according to the J.D. Power and Associates 2001 New Autoshopper.com StudySM*, was ranked number one in the Survey of Car-Shopping Web Sites as reported by The Wall Street Journal, and was named as one of Yahoo! Internet Life's 50 Most Incredibly Useful Sites and one of Money's 50 Most Useful Financial Web sites.

*J.D. Power and Associates is not affiliated with Edmunds.com, Inc. and does not endorse Edmunds.com or any other Web sites.

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