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.
For vehicles equipped with two powertrains, one gas and one battery-powered, or pure electric vehicles like the Nissan LEAF, they all fall into the hybrid segment. This segment includes vehicles from the Honda CR-Z to the Lincoln MKZ Hybrid. Customers are primarily focused on fuel economy.
This year's AutoPacific IVA Hybrid Car winner is the Ford Fusion Hybrid.
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