Big Surprise! Lincoln and Chrysler Most Satisfying Cars of 2011

2011 Chrysler 300

Did the 2011 Chrysler 300 make the list?

Owning a vehicle can be either seriously detrimental to your sanity or a flawless experience that leaves you fully satisfied and proud to display the car in your driveway.

Which category you end up in depends largely on the brand of car you buy.

AutoPacific has done some research that shows the field of cars most pleasing to their owners is becoming populated by names previously not associated with a deeply satisfying ownership experience. This year, in its annual quest to discover which automakers are the doing the best job keeping customers happy, the organization has, believe it or not, bestowed top honors on Lincoln and Chrysler.

Lincoln has earned the award for Highest Satisfaction, Premium Brand. Chrysler took home the trophy for Highest Satisfaction, Popular Brand.

Keep reading for a partial list of the other winners, and be sure to chime in on what you think of them.

Luxury Midsize Car: Lincoln MKZ

2011 Lincoln MKZ

Apparently satisfaction and looks don’t correspond to one another.

Midsize Car: Suzuki Kizashi

2010 Suzuki Kizashi

The Kizashi keeps hitting home runs. When will the public notice?

Economy Car: Honda Fit

2011 Honda Fit

Some things just make perfect sense.

Sports Car: Porsche 911

2010 Porsche 911

The least surprising pick on the list.

Hybrid Car: Lincoln MKZ Hybrid

2011 Lincoln MKZ Hybrid

Holy Prius, what happened here?

Large Light Duty Pickup: Chevrolet Avalanche

2011 Chevrolet Avalanche

Surprising, but I think I get it.

Compact Pickup: Honda Ridgeline

2011 Honda Ridgeline

What? The Ridgeline is a pickup?

Luxury Crossover SUV: Lexus RX

2011 Lexus RX 350

The most satisfying vehicle on the planet, maybe.

Compact Crossover SUV: Kia Sportage

2011 Kia Sportage

Can you imagine this happening five years ago?

Minivan: Chrysler Town & Country

2011 Chrysler Town & Country

Curiously, the only Chrysler on the whole list. How did the company take home top honors?

What car do you drive? Are you satisfied with it?

-tgriffith

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