Top 10 Automotive News Stories of 2013

Top 10 Automotive News Stories of 2013

8. AutoGuide Vehicles of the Year

Believe it or not, 2013 was the year of the year, as in AutoGuide’s Car, Utility and Truck of the Year Awards. That’s right, we’re a triple threat.

The spunky and sophisticated Mazda3 won our Car of the Year honors for 2014, bowling the judges over with its refinement, efficiency and playful dynamics. It’s the C-Segment vehicle to beat in North America.

As for Utility of the Year, the luxurious yet sensible Acura MDX drove away with the title. It delivers an engaging on-road experience yet is still comfortable and efficient for families. Folks, that right there is a tough combination to beat.

Lastly, Ram’s 1500 with the newly available 3.0-liter EcoDiesel engine won our Truck of the Year award. The availability of a compression-ignition powerplant under the hood of a light-duty pickup is huge news, but not the only reason Ram won. It also comes with a slick eight-speed automatic transmission and offers available air suspension. Check and mate.

  • MistyGreen

    How about “IIHS’s small overlap test wreaks havoc on Toyota”? That was pretty funny. Not sure if that technically happened last year though.