Ideal Vehicle Awards

Ideal Vehicle Award

Each year AutoPacific analyzes the results of our New Vehicle Satisfaction Survey and identifies the top performing vehicles. These are owners talking. And who better to evaluate a vehicle than the owners themselves?

AutoPacific'¬ôs IVAs measure the fusion between expectation, and reality. An ideal vehicle is one that meets owner's expectations for the product when they acquired it. AutoPacific's IVAs are quantitative gauges measuring how closely a vehicle matches an owner's expectations. The buyers who are least likely to want to change their vehicle; they are driving their "ideal" vehicle.

Congratulations to all of our 2014 winners!


2014 Overall Winner: Chevrolet Corvette

Premium Brand: Porsche

Popular Brand: GMC


Premium Luxury Car

Executive Luxury Car

Aspirational Luxury Car

Large Car

Luxury Mid-Size Car

Mid-Size Car

Premium Compact Car

Compact Car

Economy Car

Sports Car

Sporty Car

Hybrid/EV Car
Mercedes-Benz S-Class

Acura RLX

BMW 3-Series GT

Chevrolet Impala

Lexus ES

Volkswagen Passat

Buick Verano

Volkswagen Golf

Ford Fiesta

Chevrolet Corvette

Ford Mustang

Ford Fusion HEV-PHEV

Light Duty Pickup

Heavy Duty Pickup

Luxury SUV

Large SUV

Mid-Size SUV

Premium Luxury Crossover SUV

Luxury Crossover SUV

Large Crossover SUV

Premium Mid-Size Crossover SUV

Mid-Size Crossover SUV

Compact Crossover SUV


GMC Sierra 1500

Ford F-Series SD

Land Rover LR4

Ford Expedition EL

Jeep Grand Cherokee


Volkswagen Touareg

GMC Acadia

Ford Edge

Honda CR-V

MINI Countryman

Honda Odyssey

Find past winners through the press release links below:
2013 IVA release
2012 IVA release
2011 IVA release
2010 IVA release
2009 IVA release
2008 IVA release