Ford F-150 wins 2015 Ideal Vehicle Award

Ford F-150 tops AutoPacific Ideal Vehicle Awards for 2015.

Ford F-150 wins 2015 Ideal Vehicle Award - Volkswagen Golf was named best compact car in the IVA awards.

Respected automotive research and consulting firm AutoPacific has named the Ford F-150 as overall winner of the 2015 Ideal Vehicle Awards (IVA).

The annual awards, which recognize vehicles that best meet their owner’s expectations and desires, are based on responses from over 66,000 new vehicle owners in the U.S. across all major manufacturers.

Surveyed after 90 days of ownership, respondents were asked what changes they would make to their car or truck in 15 key categories, including ride and handling, driver’s seat comfort, interior storage, safety features, interior lighting, power and acceleration and technology.

Subaru, Honda, Porsche and Ford came it with multiple category wins this year.

2015 Ideal Vehicle Award Category/Overall Winners;

Overall Winner: Ford F-150

Most Ideal Premium Brand: Porsche

Most Ideal Popular Brand: GMC

Luxury Car - Mercedes-Benz S-Class

Aspirational Luxury Car - Lexus RC

Large Car - Kia Cadenza and Chevrolet Impala (tie)

Luxury Mid-Size Car - Lincoln MKZ

Premium Mid-Size Car - Subaru Legacy (Subaru Liberty in Australia)

Premium Compact Car - MINI Hardtop/Convertible

Compact Car - Volkswagen Golf

Economy Car - Honda Fit (Honda Jazz in Australia)

Sports Car - Porsche 911

Sporty Car - Ford Mustang

Light Duty Pickup - Ford F-150

Heavy Duty Pickup - GMC Sierra HD

Compact Pickup - Chevrolet Colorado

Luxury SUV - Lincoln Navigator

Large SUV - Chevrolet Suburban

Mid-Size SUV - Jeep Grand Cherokee

Premium Luxury Crossover SUV - Porsche Cayenne

Luxury Crossover SUV - Porsche Macan

Large Crossover SUV - Ford Flex

Premium Mid-Size Crossover SUV - Subaru Outback

Mid-Size Crossover SUV - Subaru Forester

Compact Crossover SUV - MINI Countryman

Minivan - Honda Odyssey

In other related news; Drivers choose fuel economy over safety features and Skoda named most dependable car brand.

Joel Helmes

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Joel Helmes

Joel is the founder, editor and managing director of Behind the Wheel. Joel has a background as a radio broadcaster with on-air roles at 4BC, 4KQ, 2KY, 2LT and 2UE amongst others, as well as a news editor and program director. Joel’s relationship with cars stems back to his early childhood learning to change oil and brakes with his father and uncle. This continued on into his driving years owning an assorted collection of cars.

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