2013 Motorist Choice Award Winners

Motorist Choice 2013

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 2013 Motorist Choice Award winning vehicles in each class!

Active Lifestyle

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.

2013 Toyota FJ Cruiser
2013 Toyota FJ Cruiser

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2013 Porsche Cayenne
2013 Porsche Cayenne

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Cargo Hauler

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.

2013 Ford Flex
2013 Ford Flex

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2013 Volvo XC90
2013 Volvo XC90

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Cosmopolitan

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.

2013 Nissan cube
2013 Nissan cube

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2013 Acura ILX
2013 Acura ILX

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Eco Friendly

The Eco Friendly vehicle is for the environmentally conscious person wanting great fuel economy and environmentally friendly transportation.

2013 Chevrolet Volt
2013 Chevrolet Volt

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2013 Lexus CT 200h
2013 Lexus CT 200h

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Fun to Drive

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.

2013 Volkswagen GTI
2013 Volkswagen GTI

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2013 Porsche Boxster
2013 Porsche Boxster

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High Image

Owners of high image vehicles place importance on both the interior and exterior styling of their vehicle as well as the reputation of its brand.

2013 Toyota Avalon Hybrid
2013 Lexus ES 350
2013 Lexus ES 350

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Kid Friendly

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.

2013 Nissan Quest
2013 Nissan Quest

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2013 Infiniti JX35
2013 Infiniti JX35

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Luxury Lifestyle

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.

2013 Hyundai Equus
2013 Hyundai Equus

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2013 BMW 528
2013 BMW 528

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People Mover

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.

2013 Ford Flex
2013 Ford Flex

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2013 Infiniti JX35
2013 Infiniti JX35

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Performance

Performance vehicles provide thrills to owners wanting not just a daily driver, but also a vehicle with responsive power and acceleration, as well as sportier braking and handling.

2013 Chevrolet Corvette
2013 Chevrolet Corvette

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2013 Porsche Boxster
2013 Porsche Boxster

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Road Trip

The Road Trip vehicle is seen as a great cruiser capable of easily transporting people and their luggage over great distances. Comfort conveniences mean you are not tired when you arrive at your destination.

2013 Ford Flex
2013 Ford Flex

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2013 Lexus RX 450h
2013 Lexus RX 450h

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Value

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.

2013 Nissan Sentra
2013 Nissan Sentra

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2013 Lincoln MKZ Hybrid
2013 Lincoln MKZ Hybrid

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Youthful

A Youthful vehicle makes you feel young when you own it. Not necessarily a car for the young, but a car for the young at heart.

2013 Acura ILX
2013 Acura ILX

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