Cars.com, the premier online resource for buying and selling new and used cars, announced tonight, at its annual "Best of" awards show, that the 2014 Chevrolet Impala is the winner of the site's highest honor, "Best of 2014." The Cars.com "Best of 2014" winner embodies the highest in quality, innovation and value, the three key criteria used by Cars.com editors.
"2014's all-new Impala won over our editors with improved performance and power, a revamped luxurious interior and top-of-the-line technology," said Patrick Olsen, Cars.com's Editor-in-Chief. "Once a bland sedan, the new Impala is not only the best in its class, but our top pick out of all brand-new 2014 models. The 2014 Impala is a truly transformed car."
Other nominees for the "Best of 2014" award included the Acura MDX, Hyundai Santa Fe, Kia Forte, Mazda3 and Mazda6.
"Our team of experts evaluated dozens of cars to determine which was worthy of this honor," said Olsen. "While the Impala topped our list as the overall ‘Best of 2014,' each finalist represents the best in its class, and shoppers can be assured that each has our full seal of approval."
In addition to winning the Cars.com "Best of 2014" award, the Impala also won the Cars.com/USA Today/MotorWeek Full Size Sedan Challenge. Full details and other award winners can be found at Cars.com/awards. More information on the Full Size Sedan Challenge can be found here.
Cars.com is an award-winning 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. Cars.com offers thousands of new and used vehicle listings, consumer reviews, side-by-side comparison tools, photo galleries, videos, unbiased editorial content and many other tools. Cars.com put 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).