Audi Leads List of Consumers' Top Rated<sup>SM</sup> Vehicles on Edmunds.com

Audi Leads List of Consumers' Top RatedSM Vehicles on Edmunds.com


Audi Leads List of Consumers' Top RatedSM Vehicles on Edmunds.com

SANTA MONICA, Calif. — July 5, 2011 — Audi led all automotive brands by winning four categories in Edmunds.com's 2011 Consumers' Top RatedSM vehicles. The German luxury make earned the top nod for Best Coupe $35K-$45K (2011 Audi A5), Best Coupe Over $45K (2011 Audi S5), Best Wagon $35K-$45K (2011 Audi A4 Wagon) and Best SUV $35K-$45K (2011 Audi Q5).

"It's clear that the owners of Audi's 2011 lineup of vehicles are very satisfied with their purchases," said Scott Oldham, editor-in-chief at Edmunds.com. "It's also just as clear that Edmunds.com visitors continue to rate European and Japanese brands higher than their U.S. and Korean counterparts. European and Japanese models won 75 percent of our categories."

Edmunds.com's 2011 Consumers' Top Rated vehicles are those that received the highest average ratings from site visitors as of May 31, 2011. Edmunds.com aims to collect real-world feedback from actual owners, with reviewers site required to provide the car or truck's VIN number in order to rate the vehicle. All 2011 vehicle models that received the required minimum number of consumer ratings were eligible. Vehicles are categorized by price using the lowest available base MSRP (i.e., the price of the least expensive trim level, without any options) for each vehicle as of May 31, 2011. This year's awards featured 21 categories, ranging from "Coupe Under $25K"(2011 Mini Cooper) to "Large Heavy-Duty Truck" (2011 Ford F-250 Super Duty).

To see all 21 winners of the 2011 Consumers Top RatedSM vehicles, please visit the awards page at http://www.edmunds.com/car-reviews/2011-consumers-top-rated.html.

Just last week Edmunds' InsideLine.com, the premier online source for automotive enthusiasts, named the winners for its Readers' Most WantedSM awards, given to car and truck models that rated highest on the must-have lists of car lovers.

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Edmunds.com Inc. publishes Web sites that empower, engage and educate automotive consumers, enthusiasts and insiders. Edmunds.com, the premier online resource for automotive information, launched in 1995 as the first automotive information Web site and hosts the most established automotive community online. Its mobile site, accessible from any smartphone at www.edmunds.com, makes car pricing and other research tools available for car shoppers at dealerships and otherwise on the go. InsideLine.com is the most-read automotive enthusiast Web site. Its mobile site, accessible from any smartphone at www.insideline.com, features the wireless Web's highest quality car photos and videos. AutoObserver.com provides insightful automotive industry commentary and analysis. Edmunds.com Inc. is headquartered in Santa Monica, California, and maintains a satellite office in suburban Detroit. Follow Edmunds.com on Twitter@edmunds and fan Edmunds.com on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/edmunds.

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