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Best of 2021

By Cars.com Editors on March 4, 2021

What’s eligible: All models that are new or fully redesigned for the 2021 model year. Criteria: Our watchwords are quality, innovation and value. Seldom does a candidate nail all three, but a... Read More
Our 2021 F-150 Had Problems After 9 Days, 242 Miles

By Joe Wiesenfelder on March 4, 2021

The decision to grant the 2021 Ford F-150 our Best of 2021 award was a unanimous one among our editors — one that can’t be reversed, and shouldn’t. But we admit we had a few doubts when, just nine ... Read More
We Bought a 2021 Ford F-150: See How Much We Paid

By Kelsey Mays on March 4, 2021

By now, you may know that Cars.com has elevated the redesigned 2021 Ford F-150 to win our top award — Best of 2021 — though not without some problems that have materialized since we purchased the w... Read More
Letter From Our Editor

By Jennifer Newman on March 4, 2021

To our loyal followers: Today we announced the Ford F-150 as Cars.com’s Best of 2021. Our annual awards program, in its 12th year, involves our Cars.com editors performing in-depth evaluations on m... Read More
Best Pickup Truck of 2021

By Cars.com Editors on February 26, 2021

What’s eligible: All models that are new or significantly revised for the 2021 model year. Criteria: Our watchwords for the best trucks are power, capability and value. Because these pickup trucks ... Read More
Best Value of 2021

By Cars.com Editors on February 18, 2021

What’s eligible: Any 2021 model regardless of when it was introduced or last updated providing we’ve evaluated it since major changes. Criteria: After narrowing the field to the most affordable mod... Read More
2021 Family Car of the Year

By Cars.com Editors on February 11, 2021

What’s eligible: Any 2021 model vehicle regardless of when it was introduced or last updated. Criteria: Along with crash tests, safety features and accommodation of family members and their g... Read More
2021 Luxury Car of the Year

By Cars.com Editors on February 4, 2021

What’s eligible: Any 2021 model vehicle regardless of when it was introduced or last updated. Criteria: Along with general excellence, the best cars represent ultimate luxury in their class a... Read More
2020 Best Eco-Friendly Car of the Year

By Cars.com Editors on April 22, 2020

What’s eligible: Any 2020-model vehicle that’s available nationwide regardless of when it was introduced or last updated. Criteria: We consider all vehicles that reduce consumption and/... Read More
2020 Hyundai Palisade: Fuel Economy, Canada … and ‘Cats’

By Patrick Masterson and Brian Normile on February 21, 2020

The point of Cars.com purchasing the vehicle that wins our Best Of award each year (as we’ve done since 2013) is to back up our judgment and see what the ownership experience is like in a year of a... Read More
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