Volkswagen Passat Rated Most Ideal Premium Mid-Size Car in AutoPacific and Autobytel Owner Survey
Wednesday, August 15, 2012
Source: Volkswagen US Media Newsroom
Golf also chosen as Most Ideal Compact Car
Herndon, VA - The Chattanooga, Tennessee-built Volkswagen Passat has earned yet another distinct recognition during this, its first year on sale. In addition to being awarded top-rated premium mid-size car in the Autobytel and AutoPacific 2012 Vehicle Satisfaction Awards, the Passat was also recognized as the Most Ideal Premium Mid-Size Car for 2012 as part of AutoPacific’s New Vehicle Satisfaction Survey. Additionally, owner respondents voted the Golf hatch as the Most Ideal Compact Car.
The Ideal Vehicle Awards (IVA) are unique from other automotive awards given each year in that they are based on owner input to a survey that measures any changes that the owners would make to their new vehicle. Questions are based on 15 key vehicle attributes such as exterior styling, passenger roominess, and cargo space. Over 75,000 owners across all manufacturers were surveyed—after having purchased their 2012 model vehicle between September and December 2011 and after driving their vehicle for 90 days.
“The significance of the Ideal Vehicle Awards is that they identify the automotive manufacturers that are listening to their buyers when updating and developing their latest cars,” said George Peterson, President of AutoPacific. “The IVAs are awarded to those vehicles whose owners like them just the way they are.”
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