Industry research groups IntelliChoice and AutoPacific have released the results of the 2011 Motorist Choice Awards. Based on survey data from 72,000 vehicle owners, the awards are given to vehicles with high consumer satisfaction ratings and lower-than-average ownerships costs. Awards are split across 15 vehicle categories and are subdivided into “Popular” and “Premium” vehicle choices.
The list of winners, in popular and premium categories respectively, is below.
Active Lifestyle: Dodge Ram HD, Land Rover LR4
Cargo Hauler: Ford Expedition EL, Volvo XC70
Cosmopolitan: Scion xD, Audi A3
Eco Friendly: Ford Fusion Hybrid, Lincoln MKZ Hybrid
Fun to Drive: Mini Cooper, Volvo C30
Head Turner: Chevrolet Camaro, Porsche Panamera
High Tech: Volkswagen Touareg, Cadillac Escalade
Image: Mini Cooper, Mercedes-Benz GLK
Kid Friendly: Toyota Sienna, Volvo XC90
Luxury Lifestyle: Hyundai Genesis, Jaguar XJ
People Mover: Ford Expedition EL, Lincoln Navigator
Performance: Chevrolet Corvette, Cadillac Escalade
Road Trip: Ford Expedition, Mercedes-Benz GL
Value: Hyundai Elantra, Lexus HS
Youthful: Scion tC, Lexus IS
What do you think of the group’s choices? Any picks you disagree with? Let us know by way of the comments section below. To see last year’s winners, click here.