For Best Family Activity Vehicle, the Chevrolet Tahoe came out on top, ranking high in size, styling, and trunk and cargo capacity. In fact, nearly 90% of Tahoe owners said they'd buy the same vehicle again. Nominees for this category (open to minivans, wagons and 4x4s) also included: Chevrolet Blazer, Chevrolet Tahoe, Chevrolet Venture, Dodge Caravan, Dodge Durango, Ford Expedition, Ford Explorer, Ford Windstar, Jeep Grand Cherokee and Toyota 4-Runner. This is the second appearance on the list for the Tahoe; it took top honors in 1996, as well.
``Consumers and manufacturers alike consider the Family Circle Car of the Year Award one of the most important endorsements for an automobile. Our program is unique in that we alone recognize consumer satisfaction among women who, increasingly, have become the family's automotive decision-makers,'' said James McEwen, the magazine's publisher.
Family Circle, America's best-selling women's magazine, represents the single most influential and responsive print vehicle read by contemporary women who are the architects of today's American families.