The Midwest Automotive Media Association (MAMA) announced the 2012 Volkswagen Passat as winner of its second annual Family Vehicle of the Year award. MAMA developed the award to help consumers make a wise buy when it’s time to shop for a family vehicle.
“Choosing a vehicle for your family is an important decision,” said award coordinator Kirk Bell. “It should be reliable, efficient, versatile, and reasonably priced. The MAMA membership pooled its collective knowledge and experience to pick the best family vehicle from a strong group of recent releases, and the Volkswagen Passat came out on top,”
Voting took place at the MAMA Spring and Fall Rallies, creating a list of 11 contenders: the 2011 Chevrolet Volt, 2011 Dodge Durango, 2011 Dodge Journey, 2012 Ford Edge, 2012 Ford Focus, 2011 Ford Explorer, 2012 Honda Pilot, 2012 Mazda Mazda5, 2012 Subaru Impreza, 2012 Toyota Camry, and 2012 Volkswagen Passat.