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SUV of the Year Awards

The annual Motor Trend SUV of the Year Award features significant inupt 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 SUV 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 SUV of the Year 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
Motor Trend's 2012 SUV of the Year: Land Rover Range Rover Evoque Motor Trend's 2012 SUV of the Year: Land Rover Range Rover Evoque
Boldly Going: A New Direction for a New Era -- The Evoque captures our calipers by soundly satisfying each and every one of our six... more
SUV of the Year Winners SUV of the Year Winners
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2013 Motor Trend SUV of the Year Contenders 2013 Motor Trend SUV of the Year Contenders
Slippery Slope: The more things change, the more things change more
2011 Sport/Utility Of The Year Winner: Porsche Cayenne 2011 Sport/Utility Of The Year Winner: Porsche Cayenne
With strong showings in the engineering excellence and efficiency areas, attractive exterior and thoughtful interior design, a full roster... more
Motor Trend's 2012 SUV of the Year: The Contenders Motor Trend's 2012 SUV of the Year: The Contenders
Still Crossing Over: Crossovers continue to reign, but the number of truck-based sport/utilities doubled from last year's competition-to... more
Motor Trend's 2012 SUV of the Year Contenders Motor Trend's 2012 SUV of the Year Contenders
Who has what it takes to stand out in this diverse playing field of ten very different vehicles? more
Motor Trend's 2012 SUV of the Year Wallpaper: Land Rover Range Rover Evoque Motor Trend's 2012 SUV of the Year Wallpaper: Land Rover Range Rover Evoque
Download your favorite desktop wallpaper of the Motor Trend's 2012 SUV of the Year Winner - Land Rover Range Rover Evoque. more
Motor Trend's 2012 SUV of the year Contenders Wallpaper Motor Trend's 2012 SUV of the year Contenders Wallpaper
Download your favorite desktop wallpaper from our 2012 SUV of the year contender testing! more
Long Term Arrival: 2011 Porsche Cayenne S Hybrid Long Term Arrival: 2011 Porsche Cayenne S Hybrid
Ordering a new long term vehicle is a lot like life: sometimes you have to look past the obvious. Because that's where the real story... more
2010 Sport/Utility Of The Year: The Winner 2010 Sport/Utility Of The Year: The Winner
Find the Hidden SUV: An act so good, even if you know how it's done you can't see it more
2010 Sport/Utility Of The Year: The Contenders 2010 Sport/Utility Of The Year: The Contenders
Crossing Over: The Evolution Of The SUV Shows No Sign Of Slowing Down. Our winner may shock you. But it's a thoroughly modern S more
2010 Subaru Outback Wallpaper 2010 Subaru Outback Wallpaper
Download your favorite desktop wallpaper of the 2010 Subaru Outback! more
2009 Sport/Utility Of The Year: Subaru Forester 2009 Sport/Utility Of The Year: Subaru Forester
Clearcut: Soaring fuel prices and a fizzling economy have made it a jungle out there, but this year's winner is easy to see for the trees more
2009 Sport/Utility of the Year: The Contenders 2009 Sport/Utility of the Year: The Contenders
Rise of the Machines: A year has passed since the last brutal war, and the world has changed-small cars have taken over and high fuel costs... more
Editor's Desk: The State of the SUV Union, 2009 Editor's Desk: The State of the SUV Union, 2009
By now you've probably heard who we selected our 2009 Sport/Utility of the Year. If not, I won't spoil it for you here, but will offer you... more
Editor's Desk: The State of the SUV Union, 2009 Editor's Desk: The State of the SUV Union, 2009
By now you've probably heard who we selected our 2009 Sport/Utility of the Year. If not, I won't spoil it for you here, but will offer you... more
Video: 2009 Sporty/Utility Vehicle of the year Testing, Judging, and the Winner! Video: 2009 Sporty/Utility Vehicle of the year Testing, Judging, and the Winner!
Each year our team of experts takes on the tough task of picking the next "of the year". Check out these videos of the 2009 Sporty/Utility... more
2009 Sport/Utility Of The Year: Subaru Forester Wallpaper 2009 Sport/Utility Of The Year: Subaru Forester Wallpaper
Download your favorite desktop wallpaper of the 2009 Subaru Forester, Motor Trend's 2009 SUOTY Winner! more
2009 SUOTY Contender: 2009 Volkswagen Tiguan Photo Gallery 2009 SUOTY Contender: 2009 Volkswagen Tiguan Photo Gallery
Check out our exclusive 2009 Sport/Utility of the Year contender photo gallery of the 2009 Volkswagen Tiguan! more
2009 SUOTY Contender: 2009 Volkswagen Tiguan Photo Gallery 2009 SUOTY Contender: 2009 Volkswagen Tiguan Photo Gallery
Check out our exclusive 2009 Sport/Utility of the Year contender photo gallery of the 2009 Volkswagen Tiguan! more
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