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Cars.com “Best Of” Car Awards

Written By: CarPro | Feb 12, 2024 2:00:25 PM

This week we bring you the winners of Cars.com 2024 Best Of Awards.  They recognize the top vehicles in six categories: Best Family Car, Best Luxury Car, Best SUV, Best Electric Vehicle, Best Pickup Truck and the highest honor: Best Car of the Year.  This year's top honor went to the budget-friendly, all-new 2024 Chevrolet Trax.

“The affordably priced Chevrolet Trax is a Best Of newcomer, hitting the trifecta of quality, innovation and great value,” said Jenni Newman, Cars.com editor-in-chief. “The Trax comes with a lower-than-last-year price, even with its enhanced features, and sets a new standard when it comes to what shoppers can get from a budget ride.”

Priced from $21,495, Cars.com says the Trax comes to the forefront at a time when only 12% of new cars for sale are priced under $30,000, and nearly half of car shoppers plan to spend under $30,000 on their next vehicle purchase.

Affordability is something CarPro Show host Jerry Reynolds remarked upon as well in his 2024 Trax review which you can read here.

Cars.com’s Best of 2024 Award Winners

Here's a look at all the winners.  Cars.com cites the honorees mix of user-friendly technology features, relative affordability and overall quality that provide a best-in-class experience in their respective categories.


Best Car: Chevrolet Trax

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Cars.com comments: “A new bar for what consumers should expect.” This year’s Trax wowed Cars.com editors with its integrated in-car technology that rivals some luxury cars, increased spaciousness and sleek styling — all while bringing a lower starting price than the 2023 model.


Best Pickup Truck: Ford F-Series Super Duty


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Cars.com comments:  “It’s a massive marriage saver.” The F-Series Super Duty has new technology features that make towing a breeze — including Pro Trailer Hitch Assist, which automatically aligns the truck to a trailer’s coupler. Add stout powertrains and a well-appointed interior, and it makes the Super Duty both a dependable workhorse and useful street cruiser.


Best Electric Vehicle: Hyundai IONIQ 5


Cars.com comments:  “It continues to hit a near-ideal balance of attributes.” For the second consecutive year, the Ioniq 5 takes Cars.com’s Best Electric Vehicle award. It brings a winning combination of easy-to-use technology, speedy charging and solid ride quality that make it about as well rounded as an EV can get.


Best SUV: Jeep Wrangler, Wrangler 4xe


Cars.com comments:  “Jeep made an already great off-road SUV even better for 2024.” The Wrangler delivers everyday utility and comfort — both on and off the road. And the Rubicon versions of the Wrangler can go just about anywhere on Earth thanks to a suite of off-road equipment.


Best Luxury Car: Genesis Electrified GV70


Cars.com comments:  “Pin-you-in-your-seat fun.” For the luxury EV enthusiast, the high-performing Electrified GV70 brings style, quality and performance at a reasonable price. It can charge to a near-full battery in less than 20 minutes — and even scans the road ahead to prepare its suspension for road imperfections.


Best Family Car: Kia Telluride


Cars.com comments:  “Kia has continued to make a good thing better.” Families looking for three-row vehicles with plenty of space, safety and value will appreciate the Telluride. Its rear sensors can even detect oncoming traffic and prevent rear doors from opening if there’s an approaching vehicle or bicycle. 

For more on the Cars.com awards click here →.