Lincoln has announced that two of its vehicles, the Lincoln Nautilus and Lincoln Continental, have earned top ratings in the recent AutoPacific Ideal Vehicle Awards. The new awards come shortly after the brand won top honors in the AutoPacific Vehicle Satisfaction Awards, which also counted the Continental and Lincoln Nautilus among the winners.
The AutoPacific Ideal Vehicle Awards recognize vehicles that are ideal for their owners with respondents rating 14 attributes ranging from technology offered to interior quietness. The vehicles that are named winners in their respective classes are culled from responses from more than 50,000 owners of new vehicles across all major manufacturers.
AutoPacific says that the Ideal Vehicle Awards “speak to a vehicle’s layout and design.” The awards give the owners a chance to tell AutoPacific what they would change and how they would change it. The Lincoln Continental won a best-in-class mark for a luxury car in vehicle satisfaction and as the top car in vehicle satisfaction. The Continental may be scoring well, but it has been suggested that the car will be discontinued. Buyers can get a $3,000 rebate on the Continental this month.
The Lincoln Nautilus was named best-in-class among luxury crossover SUVs in the awards. Lincoln has been working hard to improve the ownership experience and has been designing and launching some of the most desirable luxury vehicles on the market. Lincoln has the all-new Aviator, and Aviator Grand Touring that launched recently; the new Corsair will be launching this fall.
Ford and Lincon also both scored their highest ever rakings in the J.D. Power Initial Vehicle Satisfaction survey this year. It was the first time that both brands were in the top five.