Edmunds.com Names Chrysler 300 "Editors' Most Significant Vehicle" for 2005; Announces 2005 "Editors' Most Wanted" Awards


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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
Minivan Honda Odyssey
Exotic Ford GT

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.

About Edmunds.com, Inc.
Edmunds.com is the premier on-line 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 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 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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