Motor Trend’s Car, Truck and SUV of the Year Finalists

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The 2016 Los Angeles Auto Show is just around the corner and that means one thing. It’s automotive awards season.

The five Green Car of the Year finalists were recently announced. Now here is the list of Motor Trend magazine’s finalists for car, truck and SUV of the year.  


Audi A4: Motor Trend gives the A4 high marks for “overall engineering, build quality and technology that is unmatched in its class and price point.”

Jaguar XE: The new entry-level XE has a base price of under $35,000.  We recently took one for a test drive and found it to be a great luxury sedan that is fun to drive. We also liked the Supercharged 3.0-liter engine.

Chrysler Pacifica: This is the first minivan in its class to offer a hybrid powertrain. It’s also up for a Green Car of the Year award.  Check out our test drive below Its stow ‘n’ go seats are a plus and Motor Trend says its rear suspension makes it feel like a luxury sedan.

Chevrolet Bolt:  The 2017 Bolt is Chevy’s first mass-produced battery-electric vehicle. Motor Trend says it “delivers a benchmark electric vehicle that’s compact, smooth and provides impressive battery range at a mass-market price.”


Audi Q7: The new Audi Q7 makes the list for its high-quality materials and technology, which includes some very cool interior lighting.

Mercedes-Benz GLC: Mercedes-Benz impressed the judges with the GLC luxury SUV. It’s outfitted with a high-end interior and turbo engine.

Jaguar F-Pace:  We recently test drove the new Jaguar F-Pace and found it to be a great SUV overall and loved its performance. Motor Trend feels the same saying “redefines the sport-utility vehicle segment with an entry that drives and is styled like a sports car, but is also quite capable off-road.”


Honda Ridgeline: The Honda Ridgeline has some really cool features like an in-bed truck sound system and a tailgate that swings out to the side. Motor Trend likes it for its unibody structure and independent rear suspension for smooth and precise handling. 

Ford Super Duty:  You knew the new Ford Super Duty would make the cut right? Motor Trend is a fan of the pickup’s new Power Stroke diesel engine.

Motor Trend will hand out its awards in Los Angeles on November 14.

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