Porsche, Ford sweep AutoPacific Ideal Vehicle Awards
Porsche took top honors in AutoPacificês 2017 Ideal Vehicle Awards (IVAs), in which the automotive research and consulting firm surveys owners on the vehicles that best meet their expectations and desires.
AutoPacific asked more than 54,000 owners of new MY 2016 and 2017 vehicles what changes they would make to their car or truck in 15 categories, including ride and handling, interior storage, safety features, power and acceleration, and technology.
Even the most satisfied owner would change something about their vehicle if given the opportunity, said George Peterson, president of AutoPacific. AutoPacificês IVAs identify vehicles whose owners want the least amount of change.
After being edged out by Tesla last year, Porsche returned to the top with wins for top brand and top overall vehicle. Ford, moving up substantially from previous yearsê Ideal Vehicle Award results, had winning vehicles in five segments, as well as having the Most Ideal Popular brand.
Chryslerês debut of the Pacifica was a hit with owners, primarily in the areas of safety features, cargo space and cargo opening, and passenger room. The Genesis G90 won in the luxury segment. Both the Pacifica and G90 won the AutoPacific 2017 Vehicle Satisfaction Award.Download Bulletin PDF