One of the most popular publications in the world is Popular Mechanics and they’ve covered everything you can put a wrench or any other tool to. They have their own variety of awards that are offered to the cars for the year and many of these models have something to do with the ever increasing advancements of technology to create the right feel and look on the road. The models chosen by this publication are some of the most compelling models of the year, even if they aren’t your favorite, there’s something to be said about each of these impressive vehicles.
Car of the Year: Chevrolet Bolt – As the first affordable EV that comes with at least 200 miles of range and makes good on all the promises made by GM the Chevy Bolt is the choice as the car of the year. This car is making a huge impression on the market in just the first four months in existence as it makes its way across the country to dealers to be sold and offered everywhere.
SUV of the Year: Nissan Armada – The beauty of the large Armada is the fact that it offers you most of the same equipment as the luxury cousin that costs nearly double the price. As a large SUV that offers you the power you want and the performance you’re looking for, you’ll have the perfect ride for you on any road and the ability to tow up to 8,500 pounds.
Concept Car of the Year: Volkswagen I.D. Buzz – This concept is one that should be built and offered for at least a short period of time. Right now there are no EV minivans on the market and one that will give you a look and feel that goes back to days of the VW bus that was sold and enjoyed by many in the 1960s and 1970s. This is a vehicle that has something for everyone.
Minivan of the Year: Chrysler Pacifica – It’s no surprise this minivan is admired by Popular Mechanics. The Pacifica has been one of the most admired vehicles on the market this year and it brings you the look and feel you want when you’re ready to have something for your family. The advancements in connectivity and performance are easy to see in this amazing new minivan.
Crossover of the Year: Jaguar F-Pace – The F-Pace is a luxury SUV that comes to you at a price that makes you feel thrifty while providing you with the price you can easily afford when you’re searching for the luxury you want to have on the road. Let the F-Pace and its supercharged V6 show you how much fun you can have.
Sedan of the Year: Mazda6 – If you’ve looked for a car that’s fun to drive while also being the one that will let you have the feel you need for the commute, the Mazda6 is the right car to drive. This is a car that comes in at a reasonable price but offers you the SkyActiv technology that makes a huge difference for you on the road.
Sports Car of the Year: Mazda MX-5 Miata RF – The fastback hardtop look of this car along with the aggressive styling and better overall performance make this an easy choice. There may be more powerful cars on the road, but this is the affordable and impressive model that makes the changes where we want to have the most fun.
Pickup Truck of the Year: Ford Raptor – When you think about pulling more power from an engine than ever before the vehicle will certainly gain the attention of Popular Mechanics. The Raptor is tough, offers you a massive power number from a V6 engine and is built to handle the rigors of being out in the wilderness wherever you choose to drive.
Super Sedan of the Year: Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio – This may be a new category that’s’ only been made for this car or it simply could be the only car to fit. Either way, the Giulia is a car that you’ll admire easily when you see it in person and experience the excitement if you step in behind the wheels of this amazing performance sedan.