01/03/2018 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 01/03/2018 15:34
Cars.com has announced nominees for its 2018 Best of Awards, the site's annual awards given to the best cars of the year during NAIAS. This year's categories include Best of 2018, Best Pickup Truck of 2018, Eco-Friendly Car of the Year, Family Car of the Year, Luxury Car of the Year and Most Fun-to-Drive Car of the Year.
Award winners will be announced Jan. 16 during Cars.com's 2018 Best of Awards event at the NAIAS.
Each car represented on the list must be a 2018 model and excel in three key criteria: quality, innovation and value. Pickup trucks are judged on power, capability and value. To qualify for the top award - Best of 2018 - models must be all-new or fully redesigned.
'Our team of car experts tests hundreds of new vehicles each year with one main goal: to help shoppers make the right decision about what to buy to fit their specific needs,' said Jennifer Newman, Cars.com's editor-in-chief. 'At the end of each year, we determine which cars stood out ahead of the pack to narrow down our list to the very best. With six award categories, we aim to help car shoppers across a wide array of segments, budgets and lifestyles.'
In addition to naming the best overall car and truck of the year, awards are also given for family cars, fuel-conscious drivers, luxury shoppers and, an all-new award in 2018, the most fun-to-drive. Nominees are:
Nominees for Best of 2018:
Honda Civic Type R
Nominees for Best Pickup Truck of 2018:
Chevrolet Colorado ZR2
Chevrolet Silverado 3500
Toyota Tundra TRD Sport
Nominees for Eco-Friendly Car of the Year:
Chevrolet Bolt EV
Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid
Nominees for Family Car of the Year:
Nominees for Luxury Car of the Year:
Nominees for Most Fun-to-Drive Car of the Year:
Chevrolet Bolt EV
Ford F-150 Raptor
Volkswagen Golf GTI
For more details about nominees and all of Cars.com's awards, visit www.cars.com/awards.