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Cars.comTM, the premier online resource for buying and selling new and used vehicles, announced its editors' nominees for the Best Car of 2012. This year's nominees are the Audi A7, Hyundai Accent, Hyundai Veloster, Land Rover Range Rover Evoque, Subaru Impreza and Volkswagen Passat. The winner will be announced during the 2012 North American International Auto Show in Detroit.
"Above all, our Best of the Year awards celebrate value, innovation and competitiveness in the auto industry," said Patrick Olsen, Cars.com editor in chief. "The level of innovation among our nominees ranges from being truly unique to shaking up an entire segment of cars."
Details on why Cars.com editors nominated each vehicle include:
"Picking a winner from this elite group was difficult," Olsen said. "Despite its stiff competition, we feel confident that our selection represents the best on the road today."
Cars.com was recently named the "Best Overall Customer Experience" by Keynote Systems, the leader in internet and mobile cloud marketing. Cars.com is an online destination for car shoppers that offers information from consumers and experts to help buyers formulate opinions on what to buy, where to buy and how much to pay for a car. With price listings, side-by-side comparison tools, photo galleries, videos, unbiased editorial content and a large selection of new- and used-car inventory, Cars.com puts millions of car buyers in control of their shopping process with the information they need to make confident buying decisions.
Launched in June 1998, Cars.com is a division of Classified Ventures LLC, which is owned by leading media companies, including Belo (NYSE: BLC), Gannett Co., Inc. (NYSE: GCI), The McClatchy Company (NYSE: MNI), Tribune Company and The Washington Post Company (NYSE: WPO).