Best of 2015

The Winner:  2015 Mercedes-Benz C-Class

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The 2015 Mercedes-Benz C-Class is our Car of the Year.   Read more

Best of 2015 Nominees

Best New Luxury Sport Coupe of 2015
Best New Sports Car of 2015
Dodge Challenger
Best New Subcompact Car of 2015
Honda Fit
Best New Compact Luxury Car of 2015
Mercedes-Benz C-Class
Best New Wagon of 2015
Subaru Outback
Best New Compact Car of 2015
Volkswagen Golf

The Winner:  2015 Chevrolet Colorado

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The 2015 Chevrolet Colorado is our Truck of the Year.   Read more

Best of 2015 Nominees

Best Pickup Truck Nominee
Chevrolet Colorado
Best Pickup Truck Nominee
Ford F150
Best Pickup Truck Nominee
Ford F250
Best Pickup Truck Nominee
GMC Sierra 2500
Best Pickup Truck Nominee
Toyota Tacoma
Best Pickup Truck Nominee
Toyota Tundra

Selecting the Winners

Each year, there are dozens of newly introduced or redesigned car models. Throughout the year, our editors drive new cars each week, getting a true, lived-in feel for each car. They get to know its quirks and where it excels and falls short. They get to play with the features and options, and they find out which small joys turn into genius discoveries and which small annoyances turn into disastrous choices.

They focus their attention on innovations, quality and - above all else - value. That doesn't mean the least expensive cars; even $100,000-plus cars can have a strong value proposition. From these weeklong drives, manufacturer events and a lengthy deliberation session, our expert reviewers choose the six models that best represent the crème of the year's crop, and from those six, a winner is chosen.

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