Edmunds announces 2008 Consumers’ Top Rated Vehicle Awards

Edmunds.com has announced the winners of its first ever Consumers’ Top Rated Vehicle Awards. Consumers are given the control by rating the vehicles in eight different categories including performance, comfort, fuel-economy, fun to drive, interior and exterior design, quality and reliability.

Audi led the list with four awards while Toyota, Lexus and Chevrolet tied for second place with two awards each.

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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
Hybrid – 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
Minivan/Van – Mazda Mazda5
Wagon Under $35,000 – Volkswagen Passat
Wagon Over $35,000  Mercedes-Benz R-Class
Details on all award winners are located at the Consumers Top Rated Awards Page at http://www.edmunds.com/reviews/consumerstoprated/2008/index.html.