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Edmunds.com Names Chrysler 300 "Editors' Most Significant Vehicle" for 2005; Announces 2005 "Editors' Most Wanted" Awards
LAS VEGAS — November 2, 2004 — Edmunds.com (http://www.edmunds.com), the Internet's premiere resource for consumer automotive information, today named the Chrysler 300 the "Editors' Most Significant Vehicle" for 2005. This accolade is awarded annually to a vehicle that, according to the editors at Edmunds.com, significantly changes the rules of a given segment, creates a new niche or redefines an automaker's image. "The Chrysler 300 has changed the rules of the family sedan segment, adding dynamic looks, a roomy and upscale interior layout and, in the case of the Hemi-powered 300C, substantial performance," observed Karl Brauer, Editor in Chief at Edmunds.com. "This is an exceptional vehicle, and represents a tremendous achievement in the effort to make cars 'cool' again especially when SUVs are losing their appeal for many buyers."
Past "Most Significant" award winners include the Nissan Titan, Nissan 350Z, Mini Cooper, Chrysler PT Cruiser and Honda Insight.
Edmunds.com today also announced the winners of the seventh annual "Editors' Most Wanted" vehicle awards, recognizing the new model year vehicles the Edmunds.com editors would choose to buy with their own money.
The 2005 winners 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||Chrysler 300|
|Wagon Under $25,000||Dodge Magnum|
|SUV Under $25,000||Chevrolet Equinox|
|Coupe Under $35,000||BMW 3 Series|
|Convertible Under $35,000||BMW Z4|
|Sedan Under $35,000||BMW 3 Series|
|Wagon Under $35,000||Audi A4|
|SUV Under $35,000||Toyota 4Runner|
|Coupe Under $45,000||Chevrolet Corvette|
|Convertible Under $45,000||Audi A4|
|Sedan Under $45,000||Cadillac STS|
|SUV Under $45,000||Volkswagen Touareg|
|Coupe Over $45,000||Mercedes-Benz CL-Class|
|Convertible Over $45,000||Mercedes-Benz SL-Class|
|Sedan Over $45,000||Audi A8|
|Wagon Over $35,000||Mercedes-Benz E-Class|
|SUV Over $45,000||Land Rover Range Rover|
|Compact Truck||Dodge Dakota|
|Large Truck||Nissan Titan|
Details on all award winners can be reviewed at http://www.edmunds.com/reviews/mostwanted/2005/index.html and video clips are available at http://www.edmunds.com/video/. Visitors to Edmunds.com are invited to vote for their own vehicle choices each April. Last year's picks can be found at http://www.edmunds.com/reviews/consumersmostwanted/2004/index.html.
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