The Motorist Choice Awards were designed by AutoPacific and IntelliChoice to recognize the cars and trucks that delivered both the highest customer satisfaction and the lowest total cost of ownership. The awards take AutoPacific’s car owner satisfaction survey data from new car and truck buyers and combine that vehicle research data with IntelliChoice’s proprietary car cost of ownership rating methodology to create a new kind of award that speaks to both the hearts and wallets of car buyers. Click on the links below to see the 2014 Motorist Choice Award winning vehicles in each class!
The Active Lifestyle vehicle supports its driver's outdoor activities. It might be the perfect vehicle for a skiing vacation or it might tow a jet ski. It might go off-road to get to camping, fishing and hunting sites. This is a vehicle used to go anywhere or do anything.
Consumers shopping for a Cargo Hauler want a vehicle that is capable of carrying all their stuff. It has an interior that can be reconfigured to maximize cargo space to haul the largest loads. Usually, SUVs or vans are the top Cargo Haulers.
There are two types of Cosmopolitan Car. The first is the vehicle that provides prestige or quiet refuge within a city setting. Conversely, the other is a smaller, fuel efficient, maneuverable urban savvy vehicle that has budget-oriented appeal, and one you don't mind parking on the street overnight.
A Fun to Drive vehicle is one whose owner finds pure pleasure in the drive each time they get behind the wheel. This may be a vehicle of any type or size, because the definitions of "fun" vary widely based on driver perception.
The Kid Friendly vehicle conveniently carries a number of children and their gear - cribs, strollers, toys and sports equipment. Modular seating configurations provide flexibility as the kids grow or activities change. These vehicles often meet parents' requirements for safety, comfort, and entertainment.
The Luxury Lifestyle vehicle would be proudly parked at the local country club. Owners of these vehicles are, by self-admission, well-to-do, educated, and frequent travelers by ship and air. Survey results indicate they are financially savvy and regularly participate in recreational activities such as tennis or golf.
The People Mover conveniently carries up to seven or eight people. Usually this is a large SUV or a minivan. These types of vehicles typically have flexible interiors that can be adjusted to maximize the number of people - especially children - and cargo.
The Value Car is a vehicle that is perceived to be an extraordinary value--not necessarily the least expensive. Achieving a Value Car win requires a combination of value features such as reasonable price, good fuel economy, good resale value and affordable operating costs.