Edmunds.com Announces Consumers' Most Wanted Vehicle Awards for 2006

Edmunds.com Announces Consumers' Most Wanted Vehicle Awards for 2006


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Edmunds.com Announces Consumers' Most Wanted Vehicle Awards for 2006

Consumers Echo Edmunds.com Editors in Choosing Pontiac Solstice as Most Significant Vehicle of the Year

SANTA MONICA, Calif. — May 17, 2006 — Edmunds.com, the premier online resource for automotive information, today announced the winners of the fifth annual Consumers' Most Wanted vehicle awards.

"It's always interesting to tap into the minds of consumers," said Karl Brauer, Editor-in-Chief of Edmunds.com. "These annual awards provide insight into consumers' collective impressions while the Edmunds.com Forums and our social networking Web site CarSpace give glimpses into individual opinions every day of the year."

The Pontiac Solstice, which was named Most Significant Vehicle of the Year by Edmunds.com editors in November, won that title again when consumers served as the judges earlier this month. The Solstice earned nearly 50 percent more votes than the next highest finisher, the Honda Civic. In third place was the Chevrolet Corvette.

"The domestic automakers made some real traction this year among the consumers who voted," observed Brauer. "Domestic vehicles won twice as many awards as they did last year — a good sign for Chrysler, Ford and GM."

Comparing manufacturers, BMW led the pack, winning six awards, while Chevy, Ford and Honda tied for second place, each winning three awards in this year's survey.

The 2006 winners are:

Consumers' Most Significant Vehicle of the Year Pontiac Solstice
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 Pontiac Solstice
Sedan Under $25,000 Honda Accord
Wagon Under $25,000 Audi A3
SUV Under $25,000 Toyota RAV4
Coupe Under $35,000 Infiniti G35
Convertible Under $35,000 BMW Z4
Sedan Under $35,000 BMW 3 Series
Wagon Under $35,000 BMW 3 Series
SUV Under $35,000 Chevrolet Tahoe/ GMC Yukon
Wagon Over $35,000 BMW 5 Series
Coupe Under $45,000 Chevrolet Corvette
Convertible Under $45,000 Porsche Boxster
Sedan Under $45,000 BMW 5 Series
SUV Under $45,000 Cadillac SRX
Coupe Over $45,000 Porsche 911
Convertible Over $45,000 Chevrolet Corvette
Sedan Over $45,000 BMW 7 Series
SUV Over $45,000 Cadillac Escalade
Compact Truck Toyota Tacoma
Large Truck Ford F-Series
Minivan Honda Odyssey
Exotic Ford GT

Details on all award winners are listed at: http://www.edmunds.com/car-reviews/consumers-most-wanted/2006/.

Each October, Edmunds.com editors choose their favorite vehicles in the Editors' Most Wanted Vehicle awards. The most recent list of those winners can be found at: http://www.edmunds.com/reviews/mostwanted/2006/index.html.

About Edmunds
Edmunds.com is the premier online resource for automotive information. Its comprehensive set of data, tools and services is generated by Edmunds.com Information Solutions and is licensed to third parties and used by over 15,000 cars dealers including 98 of the 100 dealers named to the Ward's Dealer Business "e-Dealer 100" list. Perhaps the most popular consumer product, Edmunds.com True Market Value® pricing, is relied upon by millions of people seeking market-reflective valuations for new and used vehicles. The company also supplies content for the auto sections of NYTimes.com, AOL, CNN.com and About.com; provides weekly data to Automotive News; and delivers monthly data reports to Wall Street analysts. In addition, Edmunds.com publishes Inside Line (), a free high-speed online magazine for auto enthusiasts, and CarSpace (www.carspace.com), an automotive lifestyle social networking Web site for anyone with an interest in automobiles. 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, was ranked first in the Survey of Car-Shopping Web Sites by The Wall Street Journal and was rated number one in Keynote's study of third-party automotive web sites. The company is headquartered in Santa Monica, California, and maintains a satellite office in suburban Detroit.

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