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, and are derived from a truck or XSUV sibling, they fall into the Hybrid Truck segment. This segment includes vehicles from the Ford Escape Hybrid to the Lexus RX450h. Customers are primarily focused on fuel economy but also have a desire for utility or all-wheel drive.
This year's AutoPacific IVA Hybrid Truck winner is the 2011 Toyota Highlander 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