2007 Toyota Camry added another Car of the Year award to its impressive resume. ReviewCars.com announced that Toyota Camry won the award by beating two hot contenders in a highly competitive category. Ford Mustang and Saturn Aura came very close, but in the end it was the consumers’ Overall ranking that sealed the deal.
"We analyzed reviews and user research patterns of over half a million consumers," said Edward Choi, President and Publisher of ReviewCars.com. Consumers especially liked 2007 Camry’s significantly improved design, good gas mileage, quiet and smooth driving, improved engine power, and roomy interior.
Along with the Car of the Year award, ReviewCars.com also announced Top 10 Cars of the Year as well.
2007 Top 10 Cars of the Year are:
- Toyota Camry
- Ford Mustang
- Saturn Aura
- Ford Shelby GT 500
- Honda Civic Si
- Nissan Altima
- Toyota Prius
- Volkswagen Rabbit
- Dodge Caliber
- Hyundai Sonata
Consumers submit reviews of their own cars or cars they test drove, and they rank each car on Performance, Exterior, Interior and Overall categories. Reviewers also submit pros and cons of each vehicle, and ReviewCars.com’s editors summarize these submissions into top 5 pros and cons.
Toyota and Ford each have two vehicles in the Top 10 list. Ford continues on with the tradition of building affordable muscle cars, and Shelby succeeded in reigniting the passion that the Ford brand used to elicit. Toyota, on the other hand, couples Camry with Prius, which is a laudable effort on the high tech side. Prius became synonymous with fuel efficiency, and it leads the hybrid culture well into the 21st century.
"What is so impressive about Toyota is that they find ways to improve a leading car like Camry. Industry analysts continue to wonder if Ford and GM can extend Mustang and Aura into high volume brands," Choi added.