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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.