CHICAGO, Jan. 10, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Cars.com has announced the winners of its annual Best of Awards. The company's team of experts awarded vehicles across six different categories including Eco-Friendly Car of the Year, Family Car of the Year, Luxury Car of the Year, Play Car of the Year and its two highest honors, Best Pickup Truck of 2017 and Best of 2017. Winners were revealed at Cars.com's Best of 2017 Awards Show, an annual event held each year in Detroit during the North American International Auto Show.
The 2017 Chrysler Pacifica took home the night's most-coveted award, Best of 2017.
"We are excited to name the all-new Chrysler Pacifica with our highest honor," said Patrick Olsen, Cars.com editor-in-chief. "The Pacifica impressed our team of experts on so many levels. This van is a must-have for families who are looking for a perfect blend of comfort, room and convenience. The new Pacifica has all that and adds polished road manners, innovative twists on family-friendly features and loads of style."
Winners in each category are:
Best of 2017: 2017 Chrysler Pacifica
Best Pickup Truck of 2017: 2017 Ford F-150 Raptor
Eco- Friendly Car of the Year: 2017 Toyota Prius
Family Car of the Year: 2017 Nissan Rogue
Luxury Car of the Year: 2017 BMW 7 Series
Play Car of the Year: 2017 Mazda MX-5 Miata
The experienced Cars.com editorial team tests each car for three key criteria to determine the winners: quality, innovation and value. In pickup trucks, the team also tests for power and capability, two key assets shoppers look for in trucks.
"Shopping for a new car can be overwhelming, and Cars.com is all about helping consumers navigate this important purchase," said Olsen. "One way we do this is through our Best of Awards. There's no shortage of great cars for shoppers to choose from these days. We hope that our awards help consumers narrow down their selection based on the endorsement of Cars.com's experts."
Each year, Cars.com purchases the winner of its Best of Award in order to perform extensive testing throughout a full year of ownership. Car shoppers and enthusiasts will benefit from this comprehensive collection of stories and videos detailing in-depth information about the 2017 Chrysler Pacifica ownership experience.
For more information about each of Cars.com's award winners, including details about why each vehicle was selected, visit www.cars.com/awards. For the latest in automotive news, including coverage from the North American International Auto show, visit www.cars.com/news.
Cars.com is a leading online destination that helps car shoppers and owners navigate every turn of car ownership. A pioneer in automotive classifieds, the company has evolved into one of the largest digital automotive platforms, connecting consumers with local dealers across the country anytime, anywhere. Through trusted expert content, on-the-lot mobile app features, millions of new and used vehicle listings, a comprehensive set of research tools and the largest database of consumer reviews in the industry, Cars.com helps shoppers buy, sell and service their vehicles.
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