Edmunds.com, an online resource for automotive information, announced the winners this week of the fifth annual Edmunds.com Consumers' Most Wanted vehicle awards.
"These annual awards provide insight into consumers' collective impressions while the Edmunds.com Forums and our social networking Web site CarSpace give glimpses into individual opinions every day of the year," said Karl Brauer, editor in chief of Edmunds.com.
The Pontiac Solstice, which was named Most Significant Vehicle of the Year by Edmunds.com editors in November, won that title again when consumers served as the judges earlier this month. The Solstice earned nearly 50 percent more of consumers' votes than the next highest finisher, the Honda Civic. In third place was the Chevrolet Corvette.
"The domestic automakers made some real traction this year among the consumers who voted," observed Brauer. "Domestic vehicles won twice as many awards as they did last year -- a good sign for Chrysler, Ford and GM."
Comparing manufacturers, BMW led the pack, winning six awards, while Chevy, Ford and Honda tied for second place, each winning three awards in this year's survey.
The 2006 winners are:
Most Significant Vehicle of the Year Pontiac Solstice
Coupe Under $15,000: Honda Civic
Sedan Under $15,000: Mazda 3
Wagon Under $15,000: Scion xB
Coupe Under $25,000: Ford Mustang
Convertible Under $25,000: Pontiac Solstice
Sedan Under $25,000: Honda Accord
Wagon Under $25,000: Audi A3
SUV Under $25,000: Toyota RAV4
Coupe Under $35,000: Infiniti G35
Convertible Under $35,000: BMW Z4
Sedan Under $35,000: BMW 3 Series
Wagon Under $35,000: BMW 3 Series
SUV Under $35,000: Chevrolet Tahoe/GMC Yukon
Wagon Over $35,000: BMW 5 Series
Coupe Under $45,000: Chevrolet Corvette
Convertible Under $45,000: Porsche Boxster
Sedan Under $45,000: BMW 5 Series
SUV Under $45,000: Cadillac SRX
Coupe Over $45,000: Porsche 911
Convertible Over $45,000: Chevrolet Corvette
Sedan Over $45,000: BMW 7 Series
SUV Over $45,000: Cadillac Escalade
Compact Truck: Toyota Tacoma
Large Truck: Ford F-Series
Minivan: Honda Odyssey
Exotic: Ford GT