In case you missed it, we announced nominees for our 2017 Best Of awards, the annual awards show we host in Detroit during the North American International Auto Show. This year’s categories included 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.”


Scroll down to see this year’s Best Of winners in all categories and photos from the award show and after party.  For more information on the below winners, click here.  Mark McGrath, lead singer of the band Sugar Ray, hosted the event with performances by St. Lucia and Kelly Clarkson, winner of Season One of American Idol.  To see a full list of cars and trucks nominated for the best of awards, click here.

And the winners are…