SANTA MONICA, CA — December 16, 2020 — The car shopping experts at Edmunds today announced the winners of the Edmunds Top Rated Awards 2021. These awards are determined by a combination of proprietary data and insights from Edmunds' extensive new vehicle testing and rating process, and the winners represent the best vehicles available to car shoppers today.
"At Edmunds, our primary focus is to help inform and empower consumers as they search for their next vehicle. And that's why, unlike other industry awards that tend to highlight the hottest new vehicles that just happened to debut this year, the Edmunds Top Rated Awards recognize the best vehicles on sale today, irrespective of when they were launched," said Alistair Weaver, editor-in-chief at Edmunds. "Each year, Edmunds' editors drive over half a million miles and conduct thousands of hours of testing on more than 300 vehicles. Car shoppers looking for vehicles that deliver a best-in-class experience need to look no further than the Edmunds Top Rated Awards."
The winners of the Edmunds Top Rated Awards 2021 are:
- Edmunds Top Rated Sedan — Kia K5
- Edmunds Top Rated Luxury Sedan — Mercedes-Benz E-Class
- Edmunds Top Rated SUV — Kia Telluride
- Edmunds Top Rated Luxury SUV — Mercedes-Benz GLE
- Edmunds Top Rated Truck — Ford F-150
- Edmunds Top Rated EV — Tesla Model 3
- Edmunds Top Rated Luxury EV — Ford Mustang Mach-E
- Edmunds Top Rated Sports Car — Chevrolet Corvette
The 2021 Edmunds Top Rated award winners were selected by the Edmunds editorial team based on an extensive vehicle testing and ranking process. Editors selected the overall winners from a group of finalists that consisted of the highest-ranked new vehicles in their vehicle classes, as displayed on Edmunds.com as of December 15, 2020. Eligible vehicles must have undergone the full Edmunds testing process by December 15, 2020, and be available for sale as new on January 1, 2021. The top-ranked vehicles are those with the highest overall test ratings based on the following criteria: performance, comfort, technology, fuel economy and value. The finalists were then assigned to one of eight Top Rated vehicle classes, and Edmunds' editors selected the overall best vehicle in each class.
Further details on the criteria by which vehicles were segmented are available on Edmunds here: https://www.edmunds.com/car-news/more-about-edmunds-top-rated-awards.html
For more information about the Edmunds Top Rated Awards, please visit the dedicated awards page on Edmunds here: edmunds.com/toprated
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