Chrysler 200 comes out the Winner for 2015 Family Vehicle MAMA Award

CHICAGO, Ill. (February 12, 2015) – Starting off Media Days at the Chicago Auto Show was the announcement by the Midwest Automotive Media Association that the 2015 Chrysler 200 has been named the winner of its fifth annual Family Vehicle of the Year award. This is a beautiful sedan.

The Midwest Automotive Media Association (MAMA), a nonprofit group of automotive journalists and public relations professionals, developed the award to assist car buyers in making the best buy decision when shopping for a family vehicle. “Choosing a family vehicle is an important decision. It should be affordable, reliable, efficient, and roomy. MAMA members pooled their expertise to select the best family vehicle from an impressive group of new and notably refreshed models, and the Chrysler 200 rose to the top,” said award coordinator Damon Bell.

In order to qualify for the award, vehicles must sport four doors, be priced at less than $50,000, appear at one of MAMA’s two annual rallies, and be new or significantly updated within a year of the 2014 Spring Rally (May). The MAMA Spring and Fall rallies feature about 100 manufacturer vehicles for journalists to drive and evaluate.

2002Voting takes place at each rally, culminating in a list of 12 contenders, which included: the Chrysler 200, Ford Transit Connect Wagon, Honda Fit, Hyundai Genesis, Hyundai Sonata, Kia Soul, Lincoln MKC, Nissan Rogue, Subaru Legacy, Subaru Outback, Toyota Highlander, and Volkswagen Golf.

A total of 99 automotive journalists and MAMA members caste their final vote. The 2015 Chrysler 200 came out the winner with 79 total points, edging out the 2015 Subaru Outback, which came in at 73 total points. The 2015 Volkswagen Golf placed third, at 68 total points.

2015 Chrysler 200

2015 Chrysler 200

In each round of voting, three points were awarded for a first-place vote, two points were given for a second-place vote and third-place votes were valued at one point each.

Voting for the 2016 Family Vehicle of the Year award will begin at the 2015 MAMA Spring Rally, which is scheduled for May 12-13 at Road America in Elkhart Lake, Wis.

The Fall Rally is set for October 7 at the Autobahn Country Club in Joliet, Ill.

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