AutoPacific’s 2011 Ideal Vehicle Awards (IVA) are based on 73,000 surveys completed by owners of new cars and light trucks in the United States in the first half of 2011.
The Aspirational Luxury Car consists of the smaller or more entry-level luxury vehicles such as an Audi A4, BMW 3 Series, or Volvo S60. These are the first vehicles people might consider when getting into the luxury market for the first time as they offer many features such as navigation, rear view camera, and active safety systems - as well as a premium badge.
This year's AutoPacific IVA Aspirational Luxury Car winner is the Volvo S60.
Read on to see the entire list of category candidates and how they scored.
*NOTE: Results for 2010 Model Year Vehicles are Included in the 2011 Model Year Research Because of Availability. Scores Are Shown Where Sample Sizes Allow