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General Motors © General Motors

General Motors

General Motors received the most awards for car categories of any automaker. It received 6 awards for these cars:

  • Buick Cascada (compact sporty car)
  • Chevrolet Camaro (shown here; midsize sporty car)
  • Chevrolet Colorado (midsize pickup)
  • Chevrolet Sonic (small car)
  • Chevrolet Tahoe (large SUV)
  • GMC Sierra HD (large, heavy-duty pickup)

Hyundai Motor Co. | Kia

Hyundai Motor Co.

Hyundai Motor received 5 segment-level awards for:

  • Hyundai Tucson (small SUV)
  • Kia Optima (midsize car)
  • Kia Sedona (minivan)
  • Kia Sorento (midsize SUV)
  • Kia Soul (shown here; compact multipurpose)



Auto manufacturer BMW received 4 segment awards for:

  • BMW 2 Series (small premium car)
  • X1 (shown here; small premium SUV segment)
  • X6 models (midsize premium SUV)
  • MINI Clubman (compact car)

Volkswagen AG | Porsche

Volkswagen AG

Volkswagen AG received awards for 4 categories, and its Porsche brand was rated the highest of all brands for the 12th straight year. The Porsche 911 (shown here; midsize premium sporty category); the Porsche Boxster (compact premium sporty); and the Porsche Macan (compact premium SUV) were rated highest in appeal. The VW AG also was awarded for the Audi A6 (midsize premium segment).

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Nissan Motor Co.| Nissan

Nissan Motor Co.

Nissan was awarded 2 times for:

  • Titan (shown here; light-duty pickup category)
  • Maxima (large car segment)

Toyota Motor Corp. | Toyota

Toyota Motor Corp.

Toyota was awarded twice for:

  • Toyota RAV4 (shown here; compact SUV category)
  • Lexus RC (compact premium).

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Land Rover | Land Rover

Land Rover

Land Rover got one segment award for the Land Rover Range Rover in the small premium SUV category.

Smart | Smart


Smart was awarded in the city car segment for its smart fortwo.

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