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SobeSVT
06-13-2007, 11:42 AM
New Ford, Lincoln Mercury Products Win High Marks in AutoPacific’s Vehicle Satisfaction Awards

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Lincoln MKX. Top truck for 2007 and Best Luxury CUV

Make some more room on the trophy shelf. Ford Motor Company vehicles have just racked up some more awards, scoring four category victories in AutoPacific's 2007 Vehicle Satisfaction Awards (VSA), announced earlier today in Tustin, California. AutoPacific’s Vehicle Satisfaction Award (VSA) is an industry benchmark for objectively measuring how satisfied an owner is with their new car or light truck.

Lincoln won two categories with the Navigator winning the Luxury SUV category, beating second-place contender Cadillac Escalade. The Lincoln MKX is the top rated truck overall and won its Luxury Crossover SUV category, overtaking the new Acura MDX. The Ford Edge won as top rated Premium Mid-Size Crossover SUV. The Jaguar X-Type owners rate the X-Type as the top of the Aspirational Luxury Car category.

According to AutoPacific President George Peterson, “The dual wins by Ford Motor Company’s new Crossover SUVs – the Lincoln MKX and Ford Edge – shows Ford was on target when developing these important new vehicles.”

Among the top 2007 model year performers are:


Luxury Sport Utility: Lincoln Navigator

Luxury Crossover SUV: Lincoln MKX

Premium Mid-Size Crossover SUV: Ford Edge/Hyundai Santa Fe (tie)

Compact Pickup: Ford Explorer Sport Trac

Aspirational Luxury Car: Jaguar X-Type

The Vehicle Satisfaction Award includes measures of owner satisfaction across 46 specific areas related to a vehicle's operation, comfort, safety and the overall purchase/lease experience. The 2007 ratings reflect input from buyers and lessees of new vehicles acquired September through December 2006.

AutoPacific had this to say about the company’s award-winning vehicles:

Lincoln MKX Wins AutoPacific 2007 Vehicle Satisfaction Award for Luxury Crossover SUV: “A new entry in a new segment, the Lincoln MKX scored well. Very well. It fact it was the highest scoring truck in the industry. MKX strengths include high ratings for Value, a Flexible/Changeable Interior, Vehicle and Audio Controls, Cupholders, Wheels/Tire Size and Appearance, and Quietness. The Dealership Experience also received a high rating. Looks like a good start for the new Lincoln Crossover. The Ford Division companion Crossover SUV to the Lincoln MKX also won its class. Clearly, Ford successfully designed for their target buyers”.

Ford Edge and Hyundai Santa Fe tie for AutoPacific 2007 Vehicle Satisfaction Award for Premium Mid-Size Crossover SUV: “The Ford Edge is a new entry and was rated highly for Exterior Appearance, Image, and Quietness. The Dealership Experience was also rated well.”

Ford Explorer Sport Trac Wins AutoPacific 2007 Vehicle Satisfaction Award for Compact Pickup Trucks: “Rear Seat Comfort and Overall Seating Capacity are Sport Trac strengths. Exterior and Interior Styling and Ride were also rated highly by Sport Trac owners. The availability of a V8 engine helped secure a high Power/Acceleration rating compared to others in the segment”.

Lincoln Navigator Wins AutoPacific 2007 Vehicle Satisfaction Award for Luxury Sport Utility: "The Lincoln Navigator received a major styling update for 2007. The changes to the Navigator were enough to yield the highest satisfaction ratings in the Luxury SUV class. Once again, the Navigator is an AutoPacific VSA award winner. There is some tough competition in this segment, but the Navigator was favorably rated for several attributes, including Quietness, and Wheel and Tire Size and Appearance.”

2b2
06-14-2007, 12:28 AM
YAY!

link (http://www.autopacific.com/index/news-app/story.1025/title.2007-vehicle-satisfaction-awards)

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The highest rated truck is the new-for-2007 Lincoln MKX, a Luxury Crossover SUV.

There are twenty-five Vehicle Satisfaction Award categories. At the
manufacturer level, multiple award winners include: General Motors and
Toyota: six categories, Ford: five categories, Nissan and Hyundai: three
categories, and Honda: two categories.

Jaguar X-Type Wins AutoPacific 2007 Vehicle Satisfaction Award
for Aspirational Luxury Car: “The Jaguar X-Type was highly rated for
exterior and interior appearance and on package related measures – things
like passenger room, luggage room, ease of entry and egress,” Peterson
notes. “Standard All-Wheel-Drive resulted in high ratings for Feeling Safe
While Driving and Traction In All Weather Conditions. The Jaguar
Dealership Experience was also highly rated."

Ford Explorer Sport Trac Wins AutoPacific 2007 Vehicle
Satisfaction Award for Compact Pickup Trucks: “Rear Seat Comfort
and Overall Seating Capacity are Sport Trac strengths. Exterior and
Interior Styling and Ride were also rated highly by Sport Trac owners. The
availability of a V8 engine helped secure a high Power/Acceleration rating
compared to others in the segment”.

Lincoln Navigator Wins AutoPacific 2007 Vehicle Satisfaction
Award for Luxury Sport Utility: "The Lincoln Navigator received a
major styling update for 2007. The changes to the Navigator were enough
to yield the highest satisfaction ratings in the Luxury SUV class. Once
again, the Navigator is an AutoPacific VSA award winner. There is some
tough competition in this segment, but the Navigator was favorably rated
for several attributes, including Quietness, and Wheel and Tire Size and
Appearance.”

Lincoln MKX Wins AutoPacific 2007 Vehicle Satisfaction Award
for Luxury Crossover SUV: “A new entry in a new segment, the
Lincoln MKX scored well. Very well. It fact it was the highest scoring
truck in the industry. MKX strengths include high ratings for Value, a
Flexible/Changeable Interior, Vehicle and Audio Controls, Cupholders,
Wheels/Tire Size and Appearance, and Quietness. The Dealership
Experience also received a high rating. Looks like a good start for the new
Lincoln Crossover. The Ford Division companion Crossover SUV to the
Lincoln MKX also won its class. Clearly, Ford successfully designed for
their target buyers”.

Ford Edge and Hyundai Santa Fe tie for AutoPacific 2007 Vehicle
Satisfaction Award for Premium Mid-Size Crossover SUV: “The
Ford Edge is a new entry and was rated highly for Exterior Appearance,
Image, and Quietness. The Dealership Experience was also rated well. The
Hyundai Santa Fe is all new for 2007, and their owners rated the vehicle
higher than segment average for Warranty (something for which Hyundai is
well known), Cupholder Design and Size, Audio Controls, Interior Storage
Compartments, and Value. The Santa Fe has been a perennial AutoPacific
VSA Award Winner”.

wingsnut
06-14-2007, 10:21 AM
I love the ST and I am glad that it won a category.
It may be limited in it's cargo hauling ability, but that is it's only limitation. Best all around mid truck if you don't need it as a daily hauler - and many don't.

HarlenE
02-17-2012, 06:12 AM
Talking about Hyundai's Santa Fe, its new version will revealed in April, and many can't wait for it. Together with that report, Hyundai's United States CEO said that it will not be producing trucks in the near future. The car maker will instead focus on crossover SUVs and fuel efficiency to embrace its North American market. I read the report here:
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Logans Run
02-17-2012, 08:03 AM
Wow! this is an old thread, but from the results of the latest JD Power survey, it looks like Ford/Lincoln continues to produce great quality vehicles.

2b2
02-17-2012, 01:20 PM
Wow! this is an old thread...
that's cuz HarlenE is a spammer, L.R.
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