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 2013 winners!


2013 Overall Winner: Mercedes-Benz ML-Class

Premium Brand: Porsche

Popular Brand: Ram


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
Hyundai Equus

Audi A5

Ford Taurus

Lexus ES

Nissan Altima

MINI 2-door

Volkswagen Beetle

Honda Fit

Porsche 911

Chevrolet Camaro

Toyota Avalon Hybrid

Light Duty Pickup

Heavy Duty Pickup

Luxury/Large SUV

Mid-Size SUV

Luxury Crossover SUV

Large Crossover SUV

Premium Mid-Size Crossover SUV

Mid-Size Crossover SUV

Compact Crossover SUV


Hybrid/EV Truck
Ford F-150

Chevrolet Silverado

GMC Yukon

Jeep Grand Cherokee

Mercedes-Benz ML-Class

Ford Flex

Chevrolet Equinox

Ford Escape

Subaru XV Crosstrek

Chrysler Town & Country

Lexus RX450h

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