Edmunds.com, an online resource for automotive information, announced the winners of its first Consumers’ Top Rated Vehicle Awards. According to Business Wire, consumers rated 2008-model vehicles in eight different categories: performance, comfort, fuel economy, fun to drive, interior design, exterior design, build quality and reliability.


Edmunds.com emphasizes that the awards are based on consumer input and reflect real-world driving experience and the vehicles’ impressions on their owners.

Among manufacturers, Audi won four awards, while Toyota, Lexus and Chevrolet each won two awards, said the Business Wire article.


The 2008 winners are:

Convertible Under $35,000

Smart Fortwo


Convertible Over $35,000

Audi TT


Coupe Under $25,000

Saturn Astra


Coupe $25K-$35K

Audi TT


Coupe $35K-$45K

Audi A5


Coupe Over $45,000

Chevrolet Corvette


Sedan Under $15,000


Scion XD


Sedan $15K-$25K


Hyundai Azera


Sedan $25K-$35K

Toyota Avalon


Sedan $35K-$45K


Audi A6


Sedan Over $45,000


Lexus GS 460



Mercury Mariner Hybrid


SUV Under $25,000

Jeep Patriot


SUV $25K-$35K

Buick Enclave


SUV $35K-$45K

Lincoln MKX


SUV Over $45,000

Lexus LX 570


Compact Truck

Toyota Tacoma

Large Truck

Chevrolet Avalanche



Mazda Mazda5

Wagon Under $35,000

Volkswagen Passat


Wagon Over $35,000

Mercedes-Benz R-Class


For more information, visit the Consumers’ Top Rated Awards Page.