Congratulations to the 2018 Volkswagen Atlas – overall winner of the 2018 Best of Award!

The Atlas emerged as the winner over an impressive short list of nominees that demonstrate the power of one of the 4Ps of Automotive Marketing™ — product, price, place, and person. The win completes an impressive trifecta for Volkswagen: the 2018 Volkswagen Atlas was also recently named the Best 3-Row SUV of 2017 by, and the 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan was crowned the Best Compact SUV of 2017 in a similar review.

Now in its eighth year, the Best of Award named winners in six categories: Eco-Friendly Car of the Year, Family Car of the Year, Luxury Car of the Year, Most Fun-to-Drive Car of the Year and the site’s highest honors, Best Pickup Truck of 2018, and Best of 2018. The complete list of winners is as follows:

Best of 2018: Volkswagen Atlas
Best Pickup Truck of 2018: Chevrolet Colorado ZR2
Eco-Friendly Car of the Year: Chevrolet Bolt EV
Family Car of the Year: Chrysler Pacifica
Luxury Car of the Year: Audi A4
Most Fun-to-Drive Car of the Year: Volkswagen Golf GTI

The winners were determined by a panel of vehicle and industry experts, who considered three criteria for every car tested: quality, innovation, and value. For pickup trucks, the criteria were power, capability, and value.

Award winners were announced at’s 2018 Best of Awards Show, which is an annual event during the North American International Auto Show in Detroit. The variety of categories demonstrates how vehicles continue to evolve to meet consumer needs and preferences. For more information about all the 2018 Best of Award winners, including details about why each vehicle was selected, visit

Congratulations to all our winners!