U.S. News & World Report Names Best Cars for 2010, Only Two American Cars on the List

The folks at U.S. News & World Report have named their top cars for 2008 and the old U.S. of A. did not far so well. In 11 categories there were only two pickups for Detroit automakers: Chevy Silverado 1500 (Best Full Size Pickup) and Tahoe (Best Large SUV). Honda picked up five awards, BMW picked up two and Mazda… »12/17/07 4:00pm12/17/07 4:00pm

Chevy Lumina SS Named Best Sports Saloon in Middle East, Yes we said Lumina

Words you don't expect to hear: "Chevy Lumina" and "Sports Saloon of the Year." But there's an explanation for how that particular namesake managed to pick up the prestigious Middle Eastern Award. The Middle Eastern version of the Chevy Lumina is exactly nothing like the American Chevy Lumina, but rather is the twin… »12/13/07 9:30am12/13/07 9:30am

Playboy Names R8 Car of The Year. Plus: What's The Sexiest Volvo?

What does it really matter what Japanese automotive journalists think is the Japanese Car of the Year, or what the European journalists think is the European Car of the Year? Who even cars what Motor Trend says is their Car of the Year? We want to know what Playboy thinks. LBJ said it best, "So goes Playboy, so goes… »12/10/07 9:30am12/10/07 9:30am

MT names Cadillac CTS Car of the Year, Needs Help Paying For Gas

Motor Trend has chosen the Cadillac CTS as its 2008 Car of the Year, attributing the win to sharp styling, great driving dynamics and luxury value — pretty much, the car rocked every category. For the General, it marks the first time in ten years that the company has taken home MT's top award. The Corvette won the… »11/20/07 8:30am11/20/07 8:30am

It's a Major Award! Automobile Names GTI Automobile of the Year

GTI! Redeem thyself! And in its fifth iteration, the heated up Golf/Rabbit/Golf/Rabbit VW hatch seems to have done just that with the world's motoring press, and the lads and lasses at Automobile are apparently not immune to the car's charms. While the Automobiles don't quite lavish the praise on the DSG that Farago… »12/27/06 5:15pm12/27/06 5:15pm

Can You Hear, Can You Hear the Thunder? Australia's Worst Cars?

The Sydney Morning Herald has compiled a list of the year's worst vehicles available in Oz, and with the exception of the Subaru B9 Tribeca, we're slightly surprised at the results. True to form though, no utes were listed. Oddly, though, the Honda Legend (aka the Acura RL) made the list. Why? According to Morning… »12/18/06 8:00pm12/18/06 8:00pm

All Aboat the Best Cars in the Great White North, Eh?

Grab your toques, hosers, because it's time for the little green autojournos of the Canadian Dominion to play hail-to-the-Queen, quaff a chilled Molson and run down their favorite vehicles available in a land that is north of most of our states, and features a bay that is larger than San Francisco's or Chesapeake's.… »11/21/06 10:15pm11/21/06 10:15pm

NACTOY Makes a List: North American Car/Truck of the Year Finalists

That shadow organization known as the jury for the North American Car of the Year and North American Truck of the Year awards (NAMBLA) has picked its finalists for 2007 — 11 cars and 15 trucks from the '07 model year. The final voting takes place in late December, when 50 automotive journalists (a couple of whom are… »9/20/06 11:43am9/20/06 11:43am

What in the World: Finalists Named in World Car of the Year

The "Gang of 46" (actually, no one calls them that, it just sounds cool) of the world's car writers has announced the finalists for 2006 World Car of the Year, culled from an initial list of 27 vehicles. In typical egalitarian style, the group's chosen vehicles run the gamut from econoboxes to luxury flagship sedans… »2/24/06 7:53am2/24/06 7:53am

Top Gear's Awards for 2005: Bugatti Veyron Is "Best Car"

Our pal Punkey zapped us the results of TopGear's awards for 2005, including runners-up. As most watchers figured, the Bugatti Veyron won for Best Car, beating the Jalopnik pick — the Ferrari F430 — and the BMW M5, which we won't get to drive until January (knock on wood). The Ferrari also lost to the Aston Martin V8… »12/31/05 9:00am12/31/05 9:00am

Maximum Freepage: Detroit Paper Picks Car, Truck of the Year

We've always been uncomfortable calling the Detroit Free Press "Freep," an obvious diminutive for its relative tongue-twister of a name. Such cuteness doesn't make us think of hard-boiled newsmen facing down minus-10-degree wind chills to chase an elusive lead on the wrong side of town, stopping only to knock back a… »12/22/05 8:34am12/22/05 8:34am