2001 Editors' Most Wanted Awards

Readers often ask us: What is the "best" car or truck? Our Editors' Most Wanted list is a compilation of our editors' 30 favorite models in a variety of vehicle classes. Find out what the Edmunds' editors would choose if they were spending their own money.


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Most Significant Vehicle of the Year


Economy Car Under $12,500
Nissan Sentra XE

Small Sedan Under $20,000
Volkswagen Jetta GLS 1.8T

Sport Sedan Under $30,000
Nissan Maxima SE

Midsize Sedan Under $30,000
Volkswagen Passat

Midsize Luxury Sedan Over $30,000
BMW 530i

Large Sedan Under $30,000
Ford Crown Victoria

Luxury Sport Sedan
BMW 540i


Small Station Wagon Under $20,000
Ford Focus

Midsize Station Wagon Under $30,000
Volkswagen Passat

Luxury Station Wagon
BMW 5 Series

Coupes & Performance Cars

Small Coupe/Hatchback Under $20,000
Volkswagen Golf GTI GLS

Sport Coupe (FWD/AWD) Under $30,000
Acura Integra Type R

Midsize Coupe Under $30,000
Chrysler Sebring

Midsize Luxury Coupe Over $30,000
Mercedes-Benz CLK

Luxury Sport Coupe Over $30,000
BMW 330Ci

Sports Car (RWD/AWD) Under $30,000
Ford Mustang GT

Sports Car (RWD/AWD) Under $30,000
Chevrolet Corvette


Roadster Under $30,000
Mazda Miata

Roadster Over $30,000
Porsche Boxster S


Small Pickup
Ford Ranger

Large Pickup
GMC Sierra

Crew Cab Pickup
Dodge Dakota Quad Cab


Small SUV
Mazda Tribute

Midsize SUV
Nissan Pathfinder

Large SUV
Chevrolet Suburban

Specialty SUV
Jeep Wrangler

Luxury SUV Over $40,000
Lexus LX 470


Small Van
Honda Odyssey

Large Van
Ford Econoline


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