AUTOMOBILE MAGAZINE's 2001 Readers' Choice All-Stars Awards Announced

18 Cars and Trucks, 14 Categories, 10 Thrilled Automakers



Apr 18, 2001, 01:00 ET from AUTOMOBILE MAGAZINE

    NEW YORK, April 18 /PRNewswire/ -- AUTOMOBILE MAGAZINE, a PRIMEDIA
 publication, announced the winners of its coveted Readers' Choice All-Stars
 Awards at the 2001 New York International Automobile Show in Manhattan's
 Jacob K. Javits Center in New York.
     (Logo:  http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20010326/NYAUTOLOGO )
     The 18 winning vehicles were chosen by more than 5,000 AUTOMOBILE MAGAZINE
 readers who made their best-in-class selections from over 200 production cars
 and trucks.
     "Reaching out to thousands of car enthusiasts for their thoughts and
 opinions is the best way for auto manufacturers to gauge how good their cars
 really are," said AUTOMOBILE MAGAZINE's editor-in-chief Jean Jennings.  "The
 survey is the most comprehensive in the business, and our readers represent a
 broad cross-section of the car-buying public.  That's what makes this award so
 important and stimulating."
     Here are the 2001 AUTOMOBILE MAGAZINE Readers' Choice All-Star Awards:
 
     Category                                 Make          Model
 
     Best Small Car                           Chrysler      PT Cruiser
     Best Family Sedan/Wagon                  Volkswagen    Passat
     Best Luxury Sedan/Wagon Under $40,000    BMW           525i/530i
     Best Luxury Sedan/Wagon Over $40,000     Mercedes      S-Class
     Best Sports Sedan                        BMW           M5
     Best Sports Car Under $40,000            Chevrolet     Corvette
     Best Sports Car Over $40,000             Porsche       911 Turbo
     Best Coupe                               BMW           3-Series
     Best GT Car                              Porsche       911 Carrera
     Best Minivan                             Chrysler      Town & Country
     Best Minivan                             Dodge         Caravan
     Best Small SUV                           Ford          Escape
     Best Small SUV                           Mazda         Tribute
     Best Midsize SUV                         BMW           X5
     Best Large SUV                           Chevrolet     Suburban
     Best Large SUV                           GMC           Yukon XL
     Best Pick-Up Truck                       Chevrolet     Silverado
     Best Pick-Up Truck                       GMC           Sierra
 
     For the full report on the 2001 Readers' Choice All-Star Awards, check out
 the May issue of AUTOMOBILE MAGAZINE, available at newsstands now.  Or log on
 to the magazine's website: http://www.automobilemag.com.
 
     PRIMEDIA, with 2000 sales of $1.7 billion, is a targeted media
 company with print, video and Internet businesses focused on consumer and
 business-to-business audiences.  Some key businesses include Seventeen, New
 York, Chicago, Fly Fisherman, Channel One Network and 16 other specialty
 satellite television and TV distribution services, Horticulture, Modern Bride,
 American Baby, IntelliChoice, Telephony, American Demographics, About.com, and
 Films for the Humanities & Sciences.  The Company owns and operates more than
 1000 Web sites and other Internet properties.
 
 

SOURCE AUTOMOBILE MAGAZINE
    NEW YORK, April 18 /PRNewswire/ -- AUTOMOBILE MAGAZINE, a PRIMEDIA
 publication, announced the winners of its coveted Readers' Choice All-Stars
 Awards at the 2001 New York International Automobile Show in Manhattan's
 Jacob K. Javits Center in New York.
     (Logo:  http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20010326/NYAUTOLOGO )
     The 18 winning vehicles were chosen by more than 5,000 AUTOMOBILE MAGAZINE
 readers who made their best-in-class selections from over 200 production cars
 and trucks.
     "Reaching out to thousands of car enthusiasts for their thoughts and
 opinions is the best way for auto manufacturers to gauge how good their cars
 really are," said AUTOMOBILE MAGAZINE's editor-in-chief Jean Jennings.  "The
 survey is the most comprehensive in the business, and our readers represent a
 broad cross-section of the car-buying public.  That's what makes this award so
 important and stimulating."
     Here are the 2001 AUTOMOBILE MAGAZINE Readers' Choice All-Star Awards:
 
     Category                                 Make          Model
 
     Best Small Car                           Chrysler      PT Cruiser
     Best Family Sedan/Wagon                  Volkswagen    Passat
     Best Luxury Sedan/Wagon Under $40,000    BMW           525i/530i
     Best Luxury Sedan/Wagon Over $40,000     Mercedes      S-Class
     Best Sports Sedan                        BMW           M5
     Best Sports Car Under $40,000            Chevrolet     Corvette
     Best Sports Car Over $40,000             Porsche       911 Turbo
     Best Coupe                               BMW           3-Series
     Best GT Car                              Porsche       911 Carrera
     Best Minivan                             Chrysler      Town & Country
     Best Minivan                             Dodge         Caravan
     Best Small SUV                           Ford          Escape
     Best Small SUV                           Mazda         Tribute
     Best Midsize SUV                         BMW           X5
     Best Large SUV                           Chevrolet     Suburban
     Best Large SUV                           GMC           Yukon XL
     Best Pick-Up Truck                       Chevrolet     Silverado
     Best Pick-Up Truck                       GMC           Sierra
 
     For the full report on the 2001 Readers' Choice All-Star Awards, check out
 the May issue of AUTOMOBILE MAGAZINE, available at newsstands now.  Or log on
 to the magazine's website: http://www.automobilemag.com.
 
     PRIMEDIA, with 2000 sales of $1.7 billion, is a targeted media
 company with print, video and Internet businesses focused on consumer and
 business-to-business audiences.  Some key businesses include Seventeen, New
 York, Chicago, Fly Fisherman, Channel One Network and 16 other specialty
 satellite television and TV distribution services, Horticulture, Modern Bride,
 American Baby, IntelliChoice, Telephony, American Demographics, About.com, and
 Films for the Humanities & Sciences.  The Company owns and operates more than
 1000 Web sites and other Internet properties.
 
 SOURCE  AUTOMOBILE MAGAZINE