Earlier in November, the Active Network named their 2010 Active Lifestyle Vehicle of the Year award winners. The winners spanned seven vehicle categories and are designed to reach a broad range of drivers with active lifestyles. At the recently opened Los Angeles Auto Show, the 2010 Land Rover LR4 formally received its award from Carspondent.com, the Active Lifestyle Vehicle’s official Web site for the competition.

“Winning the Active Lifestyle award for the third time is quite meaningful to Land Rover as our LR4 is targeted directly at the luxury active lifestyle,” said Chris Marchand, executive vice president of marketing and sales for Land Rover North America. “With the new LR4 we can confidently say that it can overcome almost any terrain or situation, in complete luxury.”

The other categories and winners for the 2010 Active Lifestyle Vehicle of the Year awards are:

Super Value: 2010 Kia Soul (MSRP starting at or below $16,000)

Best Value On-Road: 2010 Chevrolet Equinox (MSRP starting at or below $30,000)

Best Value Off-Road: 2009 Nissan Xterra (MSRP starting at or below $30,000, must be capable of tackling severe, off-road terrain)

Luxury On-Road: 2010 Lincoln MKT (MSRP above $30,000)

Luxury Off-Road: 2010 Land Rover LR4 (MSRP above $30,000, must be capable of tackling severe, off-road terrain)

Green ALV: 2010 Ford Fusion Hybrid

Minivan: 2009 Chrysler Town & Country

The awards, now in their sixth year, recognize new cars and trucks that best meet the needs of active buyers. This year’s awards featured voting from a panel of twelve automotive journalists and two dozen San Diego-area athletes from groups including Team Aquaphor, Active Network Media, and the San Diego Triathlon Club. After real world testing, the 36 judges voted for their top picks, with vote weighting split 50-50 between the journalists and athletes.

To see the full list of entries for each category, visit this Carspondent Web page.

Sources: Land Rover, Carspondent