|Automobile Magazine announced its 2003 Reader's Choice All-Stars.|
Automobile Magazine, America's leading automotive lifestyle publication, announced today its 2003 Readers' Choice All-Stars. Chosen by the four million readers of Automobile Magazine, the award winners represent the best cars and trucks sold in America.
"Our readers have keen insight into quality in the automotive field," said Automobile Magazine Publisher David Forgione. "Automobile Magazine is truly a reader's magazine, and we place a great deal of value on the Readers' Choice All-Stars. These awards symbolize the knowledge and devout loyalty of each and every one of our readers."
In each January issue, Automobile Magazine publishes a ballot form asking its readers to vote for the best vehicles in 14 categories. The results of this survey are published each May as the Readers' Choice All-Stars.
This year, the honors went to vehicles from BMW, Chevrolet, Infiniti, GMC, Honda, Jeep, Land Rover, Mini, Porsche, and Volkswagen. Following is a list of the All-Star winners in the SUV cateogories as well as some incisive commentary from the readers of Automobile Magazine:
- Best Large Sport-Utility Vehicle: Land Rover Ranger Rover - "The Hamptons version of a mobile home." - Alex Kravets, New York, New York
- Best Mid-Size Sport-Utility Vehicle: BMW X5 - "Even Keith Bradsher would sing its praises." - Brian Wright, Charlotte, North Carolina
- Best Small Sport-Utility Vehicle: Jeep Liberty - "A great interpretation of the original SUV." - Joe Paul, Winter Park, Florida
- Best Pickup Truck: Chevrolet Silverado/GMC Sierra - "The ruggedness of John Wayne, the integrity of Jimmy Carter, and the soul of Johnny Cash. An American hero." - Joe Rodriguez, San Francisco, California
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