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Edmunds.com Announces Consumers' Most Wanted Vehicle Awards for 2007
Crossover GMC Acadia Named "Most Significant Vehicle" by Consumers
SANTA MONICA, Calif. — May 3, 2007 — Edmunds.com, the premier online resource for automotive information, today announced the winners of the sixth annual Edmunds.com Consumers' Most Wanted vehicle awards.
"These awards provide a good idea of what consumers are looking for in their next vehicle," said Karl Brauer, Editor in Chief of Edmunds.com. "This year, consumers voiced the opinion that the domestics are developing some very compelling cars and trucks."
By a considerable margin, the 2007 GMC Acadia won the flagship award, Edmunds.com Consumers' Most Significant Vehicle of 2007. The next highest finisher was the 2007 Saturn Aura, and the 2007 Honda Fit took third place.
Among manufacturers, Chevrolet led the pack, winning five awards, while Cadillac and Honda tied for second place, each winning four awards in this year's survey.
The 2007 winners are:
|Most Significant Vehicle of the Year||2007 GMC Acadia|
|Sedan Under $15,000||2007 Chevrolet Cobalt|
|Sedan Under $20,000||2007 Honda Civic and 2007 Mazda 3 (tie)|
|Sedan Under $25,000||2007 Saturn Aura|
|Sedan Under $30,000||2007 Acura TSX|
|Sedan Under $35,000||2007 Cadillac CTS|
|Sedan Under $45,000||2007 Cadillac STS|
|Sedan Under $60,000||2007 BMW 5 Series|
|Sedan Over $60,000||2007 Lexus LS 460|
|Coupe Under $20,000||2007 Honda Civic|
|Coupe Under $30,000||2007 Ford Mustang|
|Coupe Under $40,000||2007 Infiniti G35|
|Coupe Under $60,000||2007 Chevrolet Corvette|
|Coupe Over $60,000||2007 Porsche 911|
|Wagon Under $15,000||2007 Kia Rio5|
|Wagon Under $20,000||2007 Mazda 3|
|Wagon Under $30,000||2007 Audi A3|
|Wagon Under $40,000||2007 Audi A4 and 2007 BMW 3 Series (tie)|
|Wagon Over $40,000||2007 BMW 5 Series|
|SUV Under $25,000||2007 Toyota RAV4|
|SUV Under $35,000||2007 GMC Acadia/2007 Saturn Outlook*|
|SUV Under $45,000||2007 Chevrolet Suburban/2007 GMC Yukon XL/ 2007 Chevrolet Tahoe/2007 GMC Yukon*|
|SUV Over $45,000||2007 Cadillac Escalade/2007 Cadillac Escalade ESV*|
|Convertible Under $25,000||2007 Saturn Sky|
|Convertible Under $35,000||2007 Honda S2000|
|Convertible Under $45,000||2007 BMW Z4|
|Convertible Under $60,000||2007 Chevrolet Corvette|
|Convertible Over $60,000||2007 Cadillac XLR|
|Compact Truck||2007 Toyota Tacoma|
|Large Truck||2007 Chevrolet Silverado/2007 GMC Sierra*|
|Minivan||2007 Honda Odyssey|
|Exotic||2007 Bugatti Veyron 16.4|
*Represents "twin vehicles" that were listed jointly in the ballot. As described in detail in the Edmunds.com article Twinned Vehicles, twin vehicles are built on the same chassis and share most of their under-hood and interior components.
Details on all award winners are listed at:http://www.edmunds.com/car-reviews/consumers-most-wanted/2007/.
Each October, Edmunds.com editors present the winners of the Edmunds.com Editors' Most Wanted Vehicle awards. The most recent list of those winners can be found at http://www.edmunds.com/car-reviews/consumers-most-wanted/2007/.
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