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AutoPacific's 2016 Ideal Vehicle Awards announced

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AutoPacific has announced the winners of the 2016 Ideal Vehicle Awards.

These honours are based on a survey of more than 65,000 people who own a 2015 or 2016 model year vehicle. AutoPacific noted their comments 90 days after taking delivery. Comfort, handling, ride quality, cargo space, safety, and other factors were analyzed.

Here is the list:

  • 2016 Overall Winner: Volvo XC70
  • 2016 Most Ideal Brand Overall: Tesla
  • 2016 Most Ideal Popular Brand: GMC

Passenger Cars    

  • Luxury Car: Tesla Model S
  • Aspirational Luxury Car: Volvo XC70
  • Large Car: Hyundai Azera
  • Luxury Midsize Car: Lincoln MKZ
  • Midsize Car: Kia Optima
  • Premium Compact Car: Chevrolet Volt
  • Compact Car: Volkswagen Golf
  • Economy Car: Honda Fit
  • Sports Car: Chevrolet Corvette
  • Sporty Car: Dodge Challenger


Light Trucks    

  • Light Duty Pickup: GMC Sierra
  • Heavy Duty Pickup: Ford F-Series Super Duty
  • Compact Pickup: Chevrolet Colorado
  • Luxury SUV: Cadillac Escalade
  • Large SUV: GMC Yukon/Yukon XL
  • Midsize SUV: Jeep Grand Cherokee
  • Premium Luxury Crossover SUV: Mercedes-Benz GLE Coupe
  • Luxury Crossover SUV: BMW X3
  • Large Crossover SUV: GMC Acadia
  • Premium Midsize Crossover SUV: Subaru Outback
  • Mid-Size Crossover SUV: Subaru Forester
  • Compact Crossover SUV: Subaru Crosstrek
  • Minivan: Kia Sedona