Autobytel Announces 2014 Car and Truck of the Year Awards

2014 Jaguar F-Series

Jaguar F-Type takes top New Car honors; Land Rover Range Rover dominates the Truck/SUV segment.

IRVINE, Calif.--Autobytel Inc. , the company dedicated to connecting automotive consumers with dealers, today announced the winners of the Autobytel 2014 Car and Truck of the Year Awards.

“Don’t let the 2014 Land Rover Range Rover fool you”

The company’s expert automotive editors, led by Autobytel editor-in-chief, Michelle Naranjo, have driven and reviewed hundreds of vehicles and say this year’s list outdistances the competition when it comes to innovation, design, and features.

“Our selection process wasn’t easy,” said Naranjo. “The offerings within each of the vehicle segments we analyzed are extremely competitive, with some of the highest quality products we’ve seen in recent years. The winning vehicles represent the best of the best when it comes to innovation, quality of design, and robust features. Any one of these vehicles would make a top pick for today’s discerning car buyers.”

Following are the Autobytel 2014 new car and truck winners, along with the complete list of vehicles by segment.

Autobytel 2014 Car of the Year

2014 Jaguar F-Type

“The wait for the successor to the E-Type has been more than worth it,” said Naranjo. “The Jaguar F-Type is quite simply superb, with a gorgeous design and impressive performance in virtually every respect. It’s the perfect blend of style and luxury in a thrill-a-minute ride.”

Autobytel 2014 Truck/SUV of the Year

2014 Land Rover Range Rover

“Don’t let the 2014 Land Rover Range Rover fool you,” said Naranjo. “It’s gorgeous on the outside and lavishly appointed on the inside, yet positively capable off road. With opulent features, timeless styling, and plenty of utility to handle the toughest terrains, it sits at the top of the Luxury SUV food chain.”

Autobytel 2014 Category Winners

Autobytel 2014 Compact Car of the Year:

2014 Ford Fiesta ST Autobytel 2014 Convertible of the Year:

2014 Jaguar F-Type Autobytel 2014 Sedan of the Year:

2014 Mazda Mazda6 Autobytel 2014 Luxury Car of the Year:

2014 Audi S8 Autobytel 2014 Sports Car of the Year:

2014 Chevrolet Corvette Autobytel 2014 Alternative Fuel Car of the Year:

2014 BMW i3 Autobytel 2014 Crossover of the Year:

2014 Subaru Forester Autobytel 2014 SUV of the Year:

2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee Autobytel 2014 Luxury SUV of the Year:

2014 Land Rover Range Rover Autobytel 2014 Pickup Truck of the Year:

2014 RAM 1500 Autobytel 2014 Van/Minivan of the Year:

2014 Honda Odyssey

“The winners of the 2014 Autobytel Car and Truck of the Year Awards set the bar and represent the future in vehicle design and manufacturing,” said Jeff Coats, President and CEO of Autobytel. “We extend our sincere congratulations to the automakers on our list and look forward to an exciting year ahead—for car buyers and the industry alike.”

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