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Of The Year Awards

The annual Motor Trend Truck and SUV of the Year Award features significant input from the editors of Truck Trend magazine and is given to the vehicle that best represents exceptional value, superiority in its class, and most significant developments on the new-vehicle scene each year. Inside you’ll find reviews of all the vehicle candidates, insight into the exhaustive testing process, photos, and more information on the winner.
2014 Motor Trend SUV of the Year: Subaru Forester 2014 Motor Trend SUV of the Year: Subaru Forester
Get Smart: Fuel-Efficient, Capable, and Fun to Drive? Our Choice is a No-Brainer more
2014 Motor Trend SUV of the Year Contenders 2014 Motor Trend SUV of the Year Contenders
Our 2014 Motor Trend SUV of the Year testing involved two stages. The first was a combination of back-road and freeway driving to cull the... more
2013 Motor Trend SUV of the Year: Mercedes-Benz GL 2013 Motor Trend SUV of the Year: Mercedes-Benz GL
Higher and Mightier: Stuttgart’s Biggest Bruiser Recaptures Our SUV Gold more
Video: Narrowing the 2014 SUV of the Year Field on Wide Open Throttle Video: Narrowing the 2014 SUV of the Year Field on Wide Open Throttle
With 2014 models now arriving at dealers, it's once again time for the 2014 Motor Trend SUV of the Year competition. On this special... more
2013 Detroit: Lincoln MKC Concept First Look 2013 Detroit: Lincoln MKC Concept First Look
Lincoln is seeking some mojo to kick the brand into high gear. The latest effort is the MKC Concept, an Escape-based compact crossover... more
Pickup Truck of the Year 2015 – Day Two Pickup Truck of the Year 2015 – Day Two
Our inaugural Pickup Truck of the Year is progressing nicely. Day two was dedicated to gathering impressions of each of the trucks while... more
Pickup Truck of the Year 2015 – Day 1 Pickup Truck of the Year 2015 – Day 1
We Came, We Tested, We Stayed Late more
2014 Motor Trend Truck of the Year: Ram 1500 2014 Motor Trend Truck of the Year: Ram 1500
RedAlert! Working Smarter Instead Of Harder: One of the questions we ponder at any Motor Trend "of the Year" event is whether a vehicle is... more
2014 Motor Trend Truck of the Year Contenders 2014 Motor Trend Truck of the Year Contenders
Strength In Numbers: Four Categories of Contenders Make Up The Largest Slate Ever more
2013 Truck of the Year Winner: Ram 1500 2013 Truck of the Year Winner: Ram 1500
The variety of trim levels offered by Ram can give you everything from a very basic work truck to a near-luxury vehicle with performance... more
Cadillac CTS Named Motor Trend's 2014 Car of the Year Cadillac CTS Named Motor Trend's 2014 Car of the Year
CTS Scores Second Motor Trend Car of the Year Award: Brand has four COTY wins including first-ever in 1949 more
Motor Trend Names Tesla Model S as 2013 Car of the Year Motor Trend Names Tesla Model S as 2013 Car of the Year
American-made, All-Electric Car Rises to Top of Most Competitive Field Ever more
Motor Trend Names Volkswagen Passat 2012 Car Of The Year Motor Trend Names Volkswagen Passat 2012 Car Of The Year
Motor Trend, the world's authority on cars, trucks and SUVs announced today the Volkswagen Passat as its 2012 Car of the Year. more
Motor Trend Names Chevrolet Volt As 2011 Car of the Year Motor Trend Names Chevrolet Volt As 2011 Car of the Year
Magazine recognizes Volt as a "fully functional, no-compromise compact automobile that offers consumers real benefits in terms of lower... more
2010 Motor Trend Car of the Year: Ford Fusion 2010 Motor Trend Car of the Year: Ford Fusion
The Comeback Kid: Do-it-All Sedan is Reborn for 2010 and is Better, Smarter, Nicer, Prettier, Comfier, Leaner, Meaner, and Greener in Every... more
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