The Volvo XC60 has been declared as the overall winner of AutoPacific's 2019 Ideal Vehicle Awards (IVA).
Vehicles were selected by owners of new model-year cars and trucks purchased from September through December 2018, based on AutoPacific's national New Vehicle Satisfaction Survey. Volvo was also named as 2018’s Most Ideal Premium Brand, while Ram ranked as 2019’s Most Ideal Brand Overall and Most Ideal Popular Brand.
"The IVAs speak to a vehicle's layout and design," AutoPacific president George Peterson said in a press release. "Giving owners a chance to tell us what they would change and how they would change it reveals which vehicles are best designed to meet their needs and expectations."
2019 Ideal Vehicle Award Summary:
2019 Overall Winner: Volvo XC60
2019 Most Ideal Brand Overall and Most Ideal Popular Brand: Ram
2018 Most Ideal Premium Brand: Volvo
|Luxury Car||Lincoln Continental|
|Luxury EV Car||Tesla Model 3|
|Aspirational Luxury Car||Genesis G70|
|Large Car||Chrysler 300|
|Luxury Mid-Size Car||Nissan Maxima|
|Mid-Size Car||Nissan Altima|
|Premium Compact Car||BMW 2-Series|
|Compact Car||Honda Insight|
|Economy Car||Honda Fit|
|Sports Car||Chevrolet Corvette|
|Sporty Car||Dodge Challenger|
|Popular EV Car||Honda Clarity|
|Full Size Pickup||Ram 1500|
|Mid-Size Pickup||Honda Ridgeline|
|Luxury SUV||Infiniti QX80|
|Large SUV||Nissan Armada|
|Mid-Size SUV||Jeep Grand Cherokee|
|Executive Luxury Crossover SUV||Lincoln Nautilus|
|Aspirational Luxury Crossover SUV||Volvo XC60|
|Premium Compact Crossover SUV||Volvo XC40|
|Premium Mid-Size Crossover SUV||Subaru Ascent|
|Mid-Size Crossover SUV||Subaru Forester|
|Compact Crossover SUV||Hyundai Kona|
|Luxury EV Crossover SUV||Tesla Model X|
The survey was conducted from January to May 2019 with 50,000 owners of new vehicles across all major manufacturers as respondents.