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2006: Best New Multipurpose Family Vehicle

  Kia Sedona Mazda5 Mercedes-Benz
B-Class
Pontiac Torrent Subaru B9 Tribeca
Total Score - Team 706.7 743.4 766.9 670.7 719.9
Total Score - Individual 680.0 770.0 750.0 620.0 700.0
Combined Overall Score* 625.4 689.0 679.9 600.8 630.3
(* factored for price) 1 2 3
           
Price as Tested (Average) $36,395 $23,895 $36,705 $29,455 $41,995
           
Styling/Appearance:
  Exterior 6.0 8.2 7.5 6.8 6.9
Interior 6.4 7.3 7.5 5.7 7.5
Quality 6.4 7.5 8.0 5.9 8.0
Occupant Environment:
  Interior Volume (1) 9.8 8.6 5.7 7.0 8.7
Cargo Volume (2) 6.3 0.7 5.6 6.7 1.4
  Driver Position & Ergonomics 6.8 8.1 7.8 7.3 7.3
Visibility 6.9 7.9 7.5 7.0 6.9
  Passenger Comfort/Access 7.5 7.2 7.3 7.3 7.3
Noise/Vibration/Harshness 6.7 7.1 6.9 6.8 7.6
Performance:          
Acceleration (3) 7.2 6.5 5.9 6.4 6.4
  Throttle Response 7.4 7.7 7.3 7.3 7.2
Engine Smoothness/Refinement 6.9 7.7 7.3 7.3 7.2
  Transmission/Drivetrain 7.4 8.3 8.1 7.3 6.3
Vehicle Dynamics:
  Ride Comfort 7.4 7.9 7.9 7.5 7.9
Steering 6.7 7.9 8.1 6.4 7.4
  Handling 7.0 8.1 8.5 6.9 7.5
Braking Feel & Effectiveness 7.1 7.8 8.2 7.2 7.5
  Stopping Distance (4) 8.0 8.0 8.0 4.7 7.0
Fuel Economy (5) 5.7 7.2 7.8 6.3 5.7
Safety Features 8.0 7.5 9.0 6.8 8.6
Cargo Convenience 8.3 7.6 7.8 7.1 8.0
Environmental Responsibility 6.7 7.3 7.5 6.8 7.0
             
    Kia Sedona Mazda5 Mercedes-Benz
B-Class
Pontiac Torrent Subaru B9 Tribeca
(1) Interior Volume (L) 4879 3686 2701 3013 3742
(2) Cargo Volume (L) 912 102 838 997 235
(3) Acceleration: 0-100 km/h 8.5 9.3 9.6 8.9 8.8
     Acceleration: 80-120 km/h 6.8 7.6 8.4 7.9 7.9
(4) Braking: 100-0 km/h (M) 40.21 40.18 40.37 43.55 41.17
(5) Fuel Consumption (L/100KM) 11.7 9.4 8.3 10.8 11.6



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