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.
Premium Compact Cars generally carry a premium price in relation to their size. A MINI Cooper or Audi A3 would fall into this category. These cars generally have premium materials, technologies, and features not usually seen in most compact cars.
This year's AutoPacific IVA Premium Compact Car winner is the 2011 Volvo C30.
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