Edmunds.com Announces Inaugural Consumers' Top Rated Vehicle Awards for 2008

Edmunds.com Announces Inaugural Consumers' Top Rated Vehicle Awards for 2008


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Edmunds.com Announces Inaugural Consumers' Top Rated Vehicle Awards for 2008

Vehicles With Highest Average Consumer Rating on Edmunds.com Honored

SANTA MONICA, Calif. — May 22, 2008 — Edmunds.com, the premier online resource for automotive information, today announced the winners of the first Edmunds.com Consumers' Top RatedSM Vehicle Awards. Consumers rate vehicles in eight different categories: performance, comfort, fuel economy, fun to drive, interior design, exterior design, build quality and reliability. All 2008 vehicle models that received the required minimum number of consumer ratings as of April 30, 2008 were eligible.

"These awards are made possible by consumers who submit reviews on new or used vehicles they own," said Karl Brauer, Editor in Chief of Edmunds.com. "They are the result of real-world driving and ownership impressions"

Among manufacturers, Audi led the pack, winning four awards, while Toyota, Lexus and Chevrolet tied for second place, each winning two awards.

The 2008 winners are:

Convertible Under $35,000 Smart Fortwo
Convertible Over $35,000 Audi TT
Coupe Under $25,000 Saturn Astra
Coupe $25K-$35K Audi TT
Coupe $35K-$45K Audi A5
Coupe Over $45,000 Chevrolet Corvette
Sedan Under $15,000 Scion XD
Sedan $15K-$25K Hyundai Azera
Sedan $25K-$35K Toyota Avalon
Sedan $35K-$45K Audi A6
Sedan Over $45,000 Lexus GS 460
Hybrid Mercury Mariner Hybrid
SUV Under $25,000 Jeep Patriot
SUV $25K-$35K Buick Enclave
SUV $35K-$45K Lincoln MKX
SUV Over $45,000 Lexus LX 570
Compact Truck Toyota Tacoma
Large Truck Chevrolet Avalanche
Minivan/Van Mazda Mazda5
Wagon Under $35,000 Volkswagen Passat
Wagon Over $35,000 Mercedes-Benz R-Class

Details on all award winners are located at the Consumers Top Rated Awards Page at http://www.edmunds.com/car-reviews/consumers-top-rated/.

About Edmunds.com, Inc.
Edmunds.com, Inc. publishes three Web sites that empower, engage and educate automotive consumers and enthusiasts. Edmunds.com, the premier online resource for automotive consumer information, launched in 1995 as the first automotive information Web site. Its most popular feature, the Edmunds.com True Market Value® , is relied upon by millions of people seeking current transaction prices for new and used vehicles. 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 Study(SM), was ranked first in the Survey of Car-Shopping Web Sites by The Wall Street Journal and was rated "#1" in Keynote's study of third-party automotive Web sites. Inside Line launched in January 2005 and is the most-read automotive enthusiast Web site. CarSpace launched in February 2006 and is an automotive social networking Web site and home to the oldest and most established automotive community. AutoObserver.com launched in 2007 and provides insightful automotive industry commentary and analysis. Edmunds Inc. is headquartered in Santa Monica, California, and maintains a satellite office in suburban Detroit.

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