MotorWeek Drivers' Choice Awards

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The MotorWeek Drivers’ Choice Awards are a yearly award given by MotorWeek, an American television automotive magazine series.

Since 1983, MotorWeek has presented its Drivers’ Choice Awards which are among the auto industry’s most prestigious honors. The Drivers’ Choice Awards are unique for their consumer focus and represent the definitive list of best automotive picks in the most popular vehicle categories, including the coveted “Best of the Year” award. They are presented annually in February during the Chicago Auto Show.

Categories[edit]

As of 2011, the categories are:[1]

  • Best of the Year
  • Best Small Car
  • Best Family Sedan
  • Best Sport Sedan
  • Best Luxury Sedan
  • Best Convertible
  • Best Small Utility
  • Best Large Utility
  • Best Pickup Truck
  • Best Minivan
  • Best Sport Coupe
  • Best Performance Car
  • Best Eco-Friendly
  • Best Dream Machine

Until 1998, some categories were separated into imports and domestics. Various name and category changes happened as well through the years.

Drivers' Choice Awards Winners[edit]

Year Awards
2011 [2] Best of the Year Chevrolet Volt

Best Small Car Volkswagen Jetta
Best Family Sedan Hyundai Sonata
Best Sport Sedan BMW 5 Series
Best Luxury Sedan Infiniti M
Best Convertible Mercedes-Benz E-Class Cabriolet
Best Small Utility Chevrolet Equinox
Best Large Utility Jeep Grand Cherokee, Dodge Durango
Best Pickup Truck Ford F-Series
Best Minivan Honda Odyssey
Best Sport Coupe Cadillac CTS Coupe
Best Performance Car Ford Mustang GT
Best Eco-Friendly Chevrolet Volt
Best Dream Machine Audi R8 Spyder, Alfa Romeo 8C Spider, Bentley Continental Supersports

2010 [3] Best of the Year Toyota Prius

Best Small Car Mazda3
Best Family Sedan Ford Taurus
Best Convertible Nissan 370Z Roadster
Best Luxury Sedan Buick LaCrosse
Best Sport Sedan BMW 3 Series
Best Sport Coupe Chevrolet Camaro
Best Performance Car Audi S4
Best Small Utility Chevrolet Equinox
Best Large Utility Honda Pilot
Best Pickup Truck Dodge Ram 1500
Best Eco-Friendly Toyota Prius
Best Dream Machine Audi R8 5.2 FS, Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG

2009 [4] Best of the Year Volkswagen Jetta TDI

Best Small Car Honda Fit
Best Family Sedan Mazda6
Best Minivan Dodge Grand Caravan/Chrysler Town & Country
Best Convertible BMW 1 Series
Best Luxury Sedan Hyundai Genesis
Best Sport Sedan Cadillac CTS
Best Sport Coupe Audi A5/Audi S5
Best Performance Car Nissan GT-R
Best Small Utility Subaru Forester
Best Large Utility Honda Pilot
Best Pickup Truck Dodge Ram 1500
Best Eco-Friendly Volkswagen Jetta TDI
Best Dream Machine Chevrolet Corvette ZR1, Ferrari California

2008[5] Best of the Year Scion xB

Best Small Car Scion xB
Best Family Sedan Honda Accord
Best Minivan Dodge Grand Caravan/Chrysler Town & Country
Best Convertible Chrysler Sebring Convertible
Best Luxury Sedan Mercedes-Benz C-Class
Best Sport Sedan Cadillac CTS
Best Sport Coupe Infiniti G37
Best Performance Car Volkswagen R32
Best Small Utility Nissan Rogue
Best Large Utility Chevrolet Tahoe/GMC Yukon
Best Pickup Truck Ford F-Series Super Duty
Best Crossover Utility GMC Acadia/Saturn Outlook
Best Eco-Friendly Chevrolet Tahoe Hybrid/GMC Yukon Hybrid
Best Dream Machine Audi R8, Bentley Continental GT Speed, Lexus LS 600h L

2007 [6] Best of the Year Honda Fit

Best Small Car Honda Fit
Best Family Sedan Saturn Aura
Best Minivan Hyundai Entourage/Kia Sedona
Best Convertible Volkswagen Eos
Best Luxury Sedan Lexus LS
Best Sport Coupe Audi A5, Audi S5
Best Performance Car Ford Shelby GT 500
Best Small Utility Honda CR-V
Best Large Utility Chevrolet Tahoe/GMC Yukon
Best Pickup Truck Dodge Ram 1500
Best Crossover Utility GMC Acadia/Saturn Outlook
Best Eco-Friendly Toyota Motor Corporation
Best Dream Machine Jaguar XKR, Ferrari 599 GTB Fiorano, Porsche 911 Turbo

2006 [7] Best of the Year Honda Civic

Best Small Car Honda Civic
Best Family Sedan Hyundai Sonata
Best Minivan Honda Odyssey
Best Convertible Pontiac Solstice
Best Luxury Sedan Infiniti M
Best Sport Sedan BMW 3-Series
Best Performance Car Ford Mustang
Best Small SUV Toyota RAV4
Best Family SUV Ford Explorer/Mercury Mountaineer
Best Pickup Truck Ford F-150
Best Eco-Friendly Toyota Highlander Hybrid
Best Dream Machine Chevrolet Corvette Z06, Dodge Viper SRT10 Coupe, Ferrari F430
Special Category – Most Jane Car BMW 3-Series

2005 [8] Best of the Year Ford Mustang

Best Small Car Mazda3
Best Family Sedan Chrysler 300
Best Station Wagon Subaru Legacy/Subaru Outback
Best Minivan Honda Odyssey
Best Convertible Mini Cooper Convertible
Best Luxury Sedan Audi A6
Best Sport Sedan Cadillac CTS-V
Best Performance Car Ford Mustang
Best Sport-Utility Vehicle Jeep Wrangler/Jeep Liberty/Jeep Grand Cherokee
Best Full-Size Pickup Truck Ford F-150
Best Mid-Size Pickup Truck Nissan Frontier
Best Eco-Friendly Ford Escape Hybrid
Best Dream Machines Chevrolet Corvette, Lotus Elise, Porsche Carrera GT

2004 [9] Best of the Year Volkswagen Touareg

Best Small Car Mazda3
Best Family Sedan Chevrolet Malibu
Best Minivan Toyota Sienna
Best Convertible Audi A4 1.8 T Cabriolet
Best Luxury Sedan Mercedes-Benz E-Class
Best Sport Sedan Acura TL
Best Performance Car Subaru Impreza WRX STi
Best Small Sport-Utility Vehicle Honda Element
Best Mid-Size Sport-Utility Vehicle Volkswagen Touareg
Best Family Sport-Utility Vehicle Dodge Durango
Best Pickup Truck Ford F-150
Best Eco-Friendly Toyota Prius
Best Dream Machine Bentley Continental GT, Ford GT

2003 [10] Best of the Year Nissan 350Z

Best Small Car Mini Cooper
Best Family Sedan Saab 9-3
Best Convertible Volkswagen New Beetle Convertible
Best Luxury Sedan Mercedes-Benz E-Class
Best Sport Sedan Mazda6
Best Performance Car Nissan 350Z
Best Small Sport-Utility Vehicle Honda Element
Best Mid-Size Sport-Utility Vehicle Kia Sorento
Best Family Sport-Utility Vehicle Ford Expedition
Best Pickup Truck Dodge Ram
Best Eco-Friendly Honda Civic
Best Dream Machine Lamborghini Murcielago, Mercedes-Benz SL55 AMG

2002 [11] Best of the Year Nissan Altima

Best Small Car Nissan Sentra
Best Family Sedan Nissan Altima
Best Minivan Dodge Caravan/Chrysler Voyager/Chrysler Town & Country
Best Convertible Ford Thunderbird
Best Luxury Sedan Cadillac CTS
Best Sport Sedan Subaru Impreza WRX
Best Performance Car Chevrolet Corvette C5 Z06
Best Small Sport-Utility Vehicle Saturn Vue
Best Family Sport-Utility Vehicle Ford Explorer/Mercury Mountaineer
Best Pickup Truck Dodge Ram
Best Cross-Over Vehicle Chevrolet Avalanche/Cadillac Escalade EXT
Best Dream Machine Ferrari 360 Spider, Mercedes-Benz SL55 AMG, Porsche 911 GT2

Best of the Year Winners by Manufacturer[edit]

Wins Manufacturer Winning Cars
2 Japan Nissan Altima (2002); 350Z (2003)
Germany Volkswagen Touareg (2004); Jetta TDI (2009)
Japan Honda Civic (2006); Fit (2007)
1 United States Ford Mustang (2005)
Japan Scion xB (2008)
Japan Toyota Prius (2010)
United States Chevrolet Volt (2011)

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.mpt.org/motorweek/pressroom/dc11_winnerquotes.doc 2011 Drivers' Choice Award Winners and Quotes
  2. ^ http://www.mpt.org/motorweek/pressroom/dc11_winnerquotes.doc 2011 Drivers' Choice Award Winners and Quotes
  3. ^ http://www.mpt.org/motorweek/pressroom/dc10_winnerquotes.doc 2010 Drivers' Choice Award Winners and Quotes
  4. ^ http://www.mpt.org/motorweek/dc2009/list.shtml MotorWeek Driver's Choice Awards 2009 Winners List
  5. ^ http://www.mpt.org/motorweek/dc2008/list.shtml MotorWeek Driver's Choice Awards 2008 Winners List
  6. ^ http://www.mpt.org/motorweek/dc2007/list.shtml MotorWeek Driver's Choice Awards 2007 Winners List
  7. ^ http://www.mpt.org/motorweek/dc2006/list.shtml MotorWeek Driver's Choice Awards 2006 Winners List
  8. ^ http://www.mpt.org/motorweek/dc2005/list.shtml MotorWeek Driver's Choice Awards 2005 Winners List
  9. ^ http://pegasus.mpt.org/pressroom/pr/docs/04020401.doc MotorWeek Announces 2004 Drivers Choice Awards
  10. ^ http://www.mpt.org/motorweek/dc2003/03driverschoiceawards.pdf MotorWeek: Road Test: 2003 Drivers' Choice Awards: Best of the Year
  11. ^ http://pegasus.mpt.org/about/pr_archive/february02/prfeb04.cfm MPT'S MotorWeek announces 2002 Drivers' Choice Awards

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