Best of 2014

The Winner:  2014 Chevrolet Impala

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The 2014 Chevrolet Impala is Cars.com's Best Car of 2014   Read more


Best of 2014 Nominees

Best New Luxury SUV of 2014
Acura MDX
Best New Full-Size Sedan of 2014
Chevrolet Impala
Best New Full-Size SUV of 2014
Hyundai Santa Fe
Best New Compact Sedan of 2014
Kia Forte
Best New Compact Hatchback of 2014
Mazda Mazda3
Best New Midsize Sedan of 2014
Mazda Mazda6

The Winner:  2014 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

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The 2014 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 is Cars.com's Best Truck of 2014   Read more


Best of 2014 Nominees

Best Pickup Truck Nominee
Chevrolet Silverado 1500
Best Pickup Truck Nominee
Ford F-150
Best Pickup Truck Nominee
GMC Sierra 1500
Best Pickup Truck Nominee
Ram 1500 EcoDiesel
Best Pickup Truck Nominee
Ram 2500
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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