Awards

Family SUVs, luxury cars, dominate North American Car of the Year's initial lists
Family SUVs, luxury cars, dominate North American Car of the Year's initial lists

North American Car of the Year jurors announced Wednesday their list of eligible vehicles for the 2017 awards, which include for the first time a separate category for SUVs. The list of 43 cars, trucks, and SUVs will be winnowed down to lists of semi-finalists, which will be announced in September...Read More»

Infographic: ALG’s 15th Annual Residual Value Awards
Toyota, Land Rover Outlast The Competition In ALG's Residual Value Awards: Infographic

If you're like most people, you spend a lot of time thinking about your new car before you sign for the keys. During that process, you probably consider a host of things like fuel economy, safety ratings, and tech features. But what about residual value? Eventually, you're going to want to sell or...Read More»

2012 Hyundai Azera
Are These The Best Car Interiors For 2012?

When you spend so much time inside a car, driving to and from work, school and assorted family or other errands, you definitely know what works well for you, as well as what begins to irk you after a while. When a car’s interior has that perfect balance of form and function, and everything...Read More»

2012 Audi A7 3.0T
Motor Press Guild Announces Vehicle Of The Year Finalists

The Motor Press Guild (MPG) is the largest automotive media association in North America, and it’s membership includes some of the best known names in automotive print and broadcast journalism. While other media associations have awarded “Car of the Year” trophies for decades, the...Read More»

Academy Awards
Toyota, Honda Sweep ThinkLA Interactive Awards

This year Los Angeles has taken it upon itself to recognize the digital superstars local digital superstars. The event is called ThinkLA, and is the first Interactive Awards Gala in LA. This year both Honda and Toyota took top honors in multiple categories. The Toyota Sienna Family was named Best...Read More»

2010 Cadillac Escalade
Cadillac Escalade, Mercedes-Benz S-Class Top Satisfaction Awards

The 2011 Cadillac Escalade luxury SUV and 2011 Mercedes-Benz S-Class have topped AutoPacific's 2011 Vehicle Satisfaction Awards. Ford has the most wins (seven) at the manufacturer level, while Toyota (four), GM (three), and Hyundai (three) were other top-rated automakers. Among the particularly...Read More»

2011 Honda CR-V
Honda, Lexus Tops In Retained Value: New Edmunds Award

If you want to buy a vehicle that will hold its value over the next five years, a new award from Edmunds indicates that Honda and Lexus are the brands to consider. In its inaugural “Best Retained Value” award, Edmunds.com says Honda took top place in non-luxury brand and Lexus won for...Read More»

2011 Ram Laramie Longhorn
2011 Ram Laramie is the Truck of Texas--With Benefits?

The 2011 Ram Laramie Longhorn has been named the Truck of Texas. The Ram--you knew it last year as the Dodge Ram--earned the title by winning the most votes from the Texas Auto Writers Association (TAWA), which picks the truck it likes best after a two-day truck rodeo. Some 40 journalists evaluate...Read More»

Full Auto Brake with Pedestrian Detection  -  2011 Volvo S60
Volvo Wins 'Best Use Of Facebook' At Digi Awards

Ad agencies haven't always known what to do with their digital departments. Sometimes, the web team has been dumped in a corner of the graphic design office. Other times, they've been shoved in a spare room near the in-house server -- because that's what they do, right? Server things? But no more...Read More»

2010 Audi A5 Sportback
Audi Wins Awards For 'Sexy Styling', 'Country Club' Flair

When Audi tapped Justin Timberlake as its brand ambassador last year, we thought it was just a publicity stunt. But there was more to it than that: JT was apparently tasked with bringing sexy back to Audi, and according to the Motorist Choice Awards, he's delivered. For the fifth annual Motorist...Read More»

2007 Saturn Aura
NACOTY Winners Of Yesteryear: Where Are They Now?

Earlier today, we announced the 2010 North American Car of the Year and Truck of the Year. Our own Marty Padgett -- who was asked to sit on the NACOTY panel -- gave a great overview of the winners: the 2010 Ford Fusion Hybrid and the 2010 Ford Transit Connect. But while we're happy to celebrate yet...Read More»

2010 Ford Transit Connect Wagon 4-door Wagon XL Angular Front Exterior View
2010 North American Car And Truck Of The Year: And The Winners Are...

Each fall, 50 journalists from the most respected automotive media outlets around the world get together to choose NACOTYs--in long form, the North American Car of the Year and Truck of the Year. In just a few years of existence, the NACOTY have become one of the most respected awards in the...Read More»

Ford Motor Company's EcoBoost V-6 engine, 3.5-liters
Hybrids, Turbos & Diesels Dominate 2010 Ward’s Auto 10 Best Engines List

This year, only one V-8 engine made the cut for the annual Ward’s Auto 10 Best Engines List as most of the field was dominated by alternative-fueled and forced-induction powertrains.  To qualify for the award, engines must be available in a regular-production, U.S.-specification models and...Read More»

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