The Car Geek: Top 2007 Motorist Choice Awards Grabbed By Toyota And GM

The Car Geek

Wednesday, August 01, 2007

Top 2007 Motorist Choice Awards Grabbed By Toyota And GM

Another astonishing result has been released by, the leading online source for automotive ownership cost and value analysis and the AutoPacific, the industry source for owner satisfaction ratings!

Yesterday, the winners of the second annual 2007 Motorist Choice Awards was declared! And guess who topped the honor list? Oh yeah, Toyota and GM emerged as the greatest winners of this year! Toyota vehicles won eight awards in their respective segments including the over-all winner Lexus LS. On the other hand, GM trailed Toyota with 5 segment winners.

"This year's roster of winners earned their place by challenging vehicles often recognized for their quality and value. While Japanese manufacturers garnered a majority of the 25 vehicle segments, the 2007 Cadillac DTS checked in as the top overall large luxury car. GM also showed well by scoring top honors in both the large light-duty and heavy-duty truck segments with the Chevrolet Silverado," said James Bell, the publisher of

"Those who monitor the industry closely are probably not surprised by the performance of the Cadillac DTS. Across all segments, the DTS came in a close second to the overall winner Lexus LS, and it was the top ranked vehicle overall in AutoPacific's recently announced Vehicle Satisfaction Awards. It's a car that can definitely challenge the other elite brands," announced George Peterson who is the president of AutoPacific.

AutoPacific and designed the Motorist Choice Awards for consumers to be familiar with cars and other vehicles that provide both maximum customer satisfaction and the lowest cost of ownership. Results from AutoPacific and data were combined to provide a new kind of recognition that could bring a smile to both wallets and hearts of car buyers.

Any vehicle that can collect 700 points or more in the Motorists Choice Awards can be considered as a top tier in the most desired vehicles list.

List Of Winners:

  • Aspirational Luxury Car Lexus IS
  • Compact Car -- Mazda Mazda3 Sedan
  • Compact Crossover SUV -- Chevrolet HHR
  • Compact Pickup -- Toyota Tacoma
  • Compact Sport Utility/ORV -- Toyota FJ Cruiser
  • Economy Car -- Honda Fit
  • Image Compact Car -- Volkswagen GTI
  • Large Car -- Toyota Avalon
  • Large HD Pickup -- Chevrolet Silverado HD
  • Large LD Pickup -- Chevrolet Silverado 1500
  • Large Luxury Car -- Cadillac DTS
  • Large Sport Utility -- GMC Yukon XL
  • Luxury Crossover SUV -- Acura MDX
  • Luxury Mid-Size Car -- Nissan Maxima
  • Luxury Sport Utility -- Land Rover Range Rover Sport
  • Mid-Size Car -- Volkswagen Jetta
  • Mid-Size Crossover SUV -- Honda CR-V
  • Mid-Size Sport Utility -- Toyota 4Runner
  • Minivan -- Honda Odyssey
  • Premium Luxury Car -- Lexus LS
  • Premium Mid-Size Car -- Nissan Altima
  • Premium Mid-Size Crossover SUV -- Nissan Murano
  • Premium Sports Car -- Lexus SC
  • Sports Car -- Porsche Boxster
  • Sporty Car -- Scion tC