Every year, automakers roll out around 70 brand-new or redesigned cars, and the Cars.com editorial team spends hundreds of hours behind the wheel to review each one. Once they’ve tested, analyzed and reviewed all the new models, a small handful are selected to receive their annual “Best of” and Lifestyle awards.
In two tight races, the Chevrolet Impala and Chevrolet Silverado 1500 were named Cars.com “Best of” 2014 Award winners for best car and truck, respectively.
“2014’s all-new Impala won over our editors with improved performance and power, a revamped luxurious interior and top-of-the-line technology,” said Patrick Olsen, Cars.com’s Editor-in-Chief. “Once a bland sedan, the new Impala is not only the best in its class, but our top pick out of all brand-new 2014 models. The 2014 Impala is a truly transformed car.”
Other nominees for the “Best of 2014” award included the Acura MDX, Hyundai Santa Fe, Kia Forte, Mazda3 and Mazda6.
In addition to the best car and truck awards, Cars.com’s editors announced top vehicles within a number of Lifestyle categories, vehicles that are often compared against on another for their function and style. The categories and winners include:
Family – 2014 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport
Play – 2014 Porsche Boxster
Luxury – 2014 BMW 328
Eco-friendly – 2014 Nissan Leaf
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For more information on all of Cars.com’s awards, please visit Cars.com/awards.