Mercedes S Class, Cadillac Escalade Tops Vehicle Satisfaction Awards image

AutoPacific today announced its 15th annual Vehicle Satisfaction Awards (VSA). The awards are aimed at finding the brands and vehicles that left buyers most satisfied. They are based on a survey of 68,000 owners.

“Vehicles that score highest in the Vehicle Satisfaction Awards are delivering value and satisfaction across a wide range of attributes,” says Peterson. “The winners perform well in 48 separate categories that objectively measure the ownership experience.”

The Cadillac Escalade ranked first among all models in AutoPacific’s 2011 Vehicle Satisfaction Awards and topped the Luxury SUV segment for the fourth consecutive year. On the same time, the 2011 Mercedes S Class topped the Passenger Cars Segment.

Just a month ago, Forbes released the 2011 Worst Cars on the Road list and General Motors and Chrysler dominate the list, while the European manufacturers managed to remain largely unmentioned. The Cadillac Escalade earned titles for Worst Value, Highest Cost of Ownership and Worst Safety Performance lists.

Check out the breakdown by Passenger Cars and Light Trucks after the jump.

PASSENGER CARS:

Premium Luxury CarAspirational Luxury Car

Luxury Mid-Size Car

Large Car

Premium Mid-Size Car

Mid-Size Car

Premium Compact Car

Compact Car

Economy Car

Sports Car

Sporty Car

Hybrid Car

Mercedes-Benz S-ClassHyundai Genesis

Lincoln MKZ

Ford Taurus and Toyota Avalon (tie)

Hyundai Sonata

Suzuki Kizashi

Volvo C30/S40/V50

Hyundai Elantra

Honda Fit

Porsche 911

Scion tC

Lincoln MKZ Hybrid

LIGHT TRUCKS:

Heavy Duty PickupLarge Light Duty Pickup

Compact Pickup

Luxury Sport Utility Vehicle

Large Sport Utility Vehicle

Premium Mid-Size Sport Utility Vehicle

Premium Luxury Crossover SUV

Luxury Crossover SUV

Large Crossover SUV

Premium Mid-Size Crossover SUV

Mid-Size Crossover SUV

Compact Crossover SUV

Minivan

Hybrid Truck

Ford F-Series Super DutyChevrolet Avalanche

Honda Ridgeline

Cadillac Escalade

GMC Yukon

Jeep Grand Cherokee

Lincoln MKT

Lexus RX

Ford Flex

Ford Explorer

Mitsubishi Outlander

Kia Sportage

Chrysler Town & Country

Lexus RX450h Hybrid