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Official Website of the New Car Buyer Announces Nominees for "Best of 2017" Awards


CHICAGO, Jan. 3, 2017 -- has announced nominees for its 2017 Best Of awards, the annual awards show the company hosts in Detroit during the North American International Auto Show. This year's categories include Best of 2017, Best Pickup Truck of 2017, Eco-Friendly Car of the Year, Family Car of the Year, Luxury Car of the Year and Play Car of the Year. Each car represented on the list excels in three key criteria; quality, innovation and value. Pickup trucks are judged on power, capability and value. All vehicles are 2017 models, and Best of 2017 nominees must be all-new or fully redesigned.

"Each year experts test hundreds of new cars with the goal of empowering car shoppers with the information they need to make better decisions," said Patrick Olsen, editor-in-chief. "At the end of the year we narrow those choices down to recognize the best of the best. Our awards are designed to help consumers across a wide array of car segments and budgets. In addition to naming the best new car and truck of the year, we award cars for different types of shoppers including families, fuel-conscious drivers, luxury shoppers and more."

Nominees for Best of 2017:
2017 Chrysler Pacifica
2017 Kia Sportage
2017 Genesis G90
2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV
2017 Fiat 124 Spider
2017 GMC Acadia

Nominees of Best Pickup Truck of 2017:
2017 Ford Super Duty
2017 Ford F-150 Raptor
2017 Nissan Titan
2017 Honda Ridgeline
2017 Ram 2500 Power Wagon
2017 Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro

Nominees for Eco-Friendly Car of the Year:
2017 Chevrolet Malibu Hybrid
2017 Honda Fit
2017 Toyota Prius

Nominees for Family Car of the Year:
2017 Nissan Rogue
2017 Honda Odyssey
2017 Subaru Outback

Nominees for Luxury Car of the Year:
2017 Audi A7
2017 BMW 7 Series
2017 BMW X1

Nominees for Play Car of the Year:
2017 Land Rover Range Rover
2017 Mazda MX-5 Miata
2017 Volkswagen Golf GTI

All award winners will be announced January 10, 2017. For more details about nominees and all of's awards, visit

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