2010 WheelsTV POV of the Year Segment Winners Announced

2010 WheelsTV POV of the Year Segment Winners Announced

First Ever Pre-Owned Vehicle Awards Go to Winners in Five Automotive Segments.

Acton, MA (PRWEB) January 21, 2010 – WheelsTV today announced the five inaugural 2010 POV of the Year Award winners in five market segments: Family Sedans, SUV’s, Hybrids, Small Cars and Sporty Cars. Winners are determined through independent testing, consumer feedback, and the behind-the-wheel evaluations by the Wheels TV panel of judges, comprised of the network’s writers, editors, and analysts.

The 2010 Pre-Owned Family Sedan Award is presented to the 2003 to 2007 Honda Accord V6.

The outstanding reputation for dependability, reliability, and overall quality of the Honda Accord is well established. Its remarkable longevity and widespread popularity can be traced back to its rock-solid record for mechanical and structural integrity, above-average fuel economy and low maintenance costs.

This seventh generation Accord consistently rates at or near the top in dependability research compiled by WheelsTV.

With a track record brimming with testimonials, the 2003 to 2007 Honda Accord V6 receives the inaugural 2010 WheelsTV Pre-owned Family Sedan of the Year Award.

SUV’s are supposed to be rugged, tough and durable while still delivering comfort and convenience. One vehicle that stands above all others is the 2003 to 2009 Toyota 4Runner, which captures the 2010 WheelsTV Pre-owned SUV of the Year Award.

The 2003 to 2009 4Runner is the fourth generation of Toyota’s midsize SUV and its praiseworthy ratings for dependability, reliability, and quality have earned it tremendous sales success.

With up to 270-horsepower from an available 4.7-liter V8, the 4Runner has exceptional performance and hefty hauling capacity. Safety ratings are top notch and EPA fuel economy estimates ranges from 14 miles per gallon/city to 22 miles per gallon/highway.

The 2003 to 2009 Toyota 4Runner is a highly attractive, durable, and premium-quality SUV earning it the inaugural 2010 WheelsTV Pre-owned SUV of the Year Award.

The vehicle stands out in the Pre-owned Hybrid division is the one that made the term hybrid a household word: the 2004 to 2009 Toyota Prius.

The Prius is not only exceptional in its revolutionary powertrain, but has received impressive reviews and ratings for its dependability, reliability, and quality.

The second generation of the Prius debuted in 2004 and is powered by a 1.5-liter, overhead cam inline 4-cylinder engine and a 67-horsepower battery-driven electric motor, returning outstanding EPA mileage estimates from 48 miles per gallon/city to an amazing 51 mpg/highway.

The Prius also scores top ratings for occupant safety in both frontal offset and side impact crash tests.

Dependability, quality, safety and unmatched fuel economy make the 2004 to 2009 Toyota Prius the 2010 WheelsTV Pre-owned Hybrid of the Year.

Today, motorists are thinking small. The WheelsTV judging panel examined small cars from virtually every automaker before voting the

2007 to 2008 Honda Fit the 2010 WheelsTV Pre-owned Small Car of the Year.

Introduced in 2007, the Honda Fit hatchback has set new standards for dependability and quality.

The Fit is powered by Honda’s 109 horsepower VTEC inline 4 with either a 5-speed manual or 5-speed automatic transmission. The Fit provides spirited performance and capable handling.

Wheelstv’s consumer research indicates high marks in customer satisfaction and excellent front and side impact crash ratings. EPA fuel economy estimates range from 27 miles per gallon/city up to 38/highway. The 2007 to 2008 Honda Fit hits the bullseye in the small car market category—earning it the 2010 WheelsTV Pre-owned Small Car of the Year.

One vehicle stands above all others in the crowded sporty car segment: The 2002 to 2009 Lexus SC, by virtue of its impressive attributes in the five POV judging categories of Dependability, Safety, Performance, Fuel Economy and Build Quality make it the 2010 WheelsTV Pre-owned Sporty Care of the Year.

The Lexus SC’s retractable hardtop gives it the top-down excitement of a convertible and the all-weather security of a coupe.

The SC’s 4.3-liter, 300 horsepower V8 mated to a 5-speed automatic transmission is effortless. Handling is taut and responsive while EPA mileage estimates are a reasonable 16 to 18 miles per gallon/city and 23 to 25 mpg/highway, making the Lexus SC a standout in the pre-owned sporty car class and earning it to honors.

WheelsTV POV of the Year Awards are the first ever awards presented to pre-owned motor vehicles that best exemplify enduring reliability, performance, comfort, safety and quality. Congratulations to the five category winners! Videos of each car can be found at


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