The Best SUV, Car, and Truck of the Year

Volvo XC60, Honda Accord, and Lincoln Navigator take the honors at Detroit auto show
By Newser Editors,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 15, 2018 9:35 AM CST
The Volvo XC60 is the SUV of the year.   (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File)
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(Newser) – The annual Detroit auto show is underway, and a marquee moment is out of the way: The 2018 honorees for best car, SUV, and truck of the year in North America have been named, reports the Detroit Free Press. The winners, and other trends and developments from the show:

  • Car of the Year: Honda Accord (Runners-up: Toyota Camry and Kia Stinger)
  • SUV of the Year: Volvo XC60 (Runners-up: Honda Odyssey and Alfa Romeo Stelvio)
  • Truck of the Year: Lincoln Navigator (Runners-up: Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 and Ford Expedition)
  • Pickups hot: Amid lots of buzz about electric cars, old-school pickup trucks remain hot sellers, reports USA Today. Sales were up 4.8% in 2017, which translates to 2.69 million vehicles. The story looks at new offerings from GM, Ford, and Fiat Chrysler. (The new Chevy Silverado is drawing comparisons to, oddly, Clint Eastwood, notes the Wall Street Journal.)

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