• Feb 7, 2007
We must admit that we were a bit surprised that MotorWeek's award for "Best Car of the Year" went to the Honda Fit. But, we suppose that it, uh, fits. We know, that was way too easy - feel free to mock us in the comments, we can take it. Here is the complete list of winners:
  • Best of the Year: Honda Fit
  • Best Small Car: wait for it... Honda Fit
  • Best Family Sedan: Saturn Aura
  • Best Minivan: Hyundai Entourage/Kia Sedona
  • Best Convertible: Volkswagen Eos
  • Best Luxury Sedan: Lexus LS
  • Best Sports Sedan: Infiniti G35
  • Best Performance Car: Ford Shelby GT500
  • Best Small Utility: Honda CR-V
  • Best Large Utility: Chevrolet Tahoe/GMC Yukon
  • Best Crossover Utility: GMC Acadia/Saturn Outlook
  • Best Pickup Truck: Chevrolet Silverado/GMC Sierra
  • Best Eco-Friendly: Toyota Motor Corporation
  • Best Dream Machine: Jaguar XKR, Ferrari 599 GTB Fiorano, Porsche 911 Turbo
We can't say that we agree with many of these choices, but we didn't choose them, MotorWeek's editors did. We just typed them for your benefit, 'cause we're cool like that.


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      • 8 Years Ago
      The Fit is simply an outstanding car. Excellent value, exceptional versatility, and it even handles great. Nice price and great standard equipment.

      It's a winner.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Hey Toyota is not most Eco-Friendly. My Ford 500/Taurus/Mondeo gets 50 MPG. Who are these Japs are trying to play...........yeah... my sister in laws husband (who is also my uncle) has F-150, and he gets 38 MPG....let's see Prius get that. Yeahhhh, my brothers 6th wife has another great truck, one of them GMC Sierras.............yeah, that bad boy knows his way around my neighbord back yard...you know to get away when he cathes me with his wife (who is also my aunt on dad's side)...........................yeah....Keep on trickin'
      • 8 Years Ago
      Yeah, but they must have missed that "Honda is the most fuel efficient manufacturer in the USA" commercial. Giving the best to Toyota.

      Best car of the year to a car that has been sold overseas before coming here. Not to mention that it only sold about 2,000 copies last month. Looks as if the buying public doesn't agree with Motor Week on this one.
      • 8 Years Ago
      way to go gm, 4 awards. my only question is how is the gt500 better than the vette? the base vette outperforms the gt500 with less power and costs 10 grand less.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Another joke that the Aura - barely the 4th best vehicle in its class behined the '07 Altima, Accord and Camry -- wins "best" family sedan. Consumer Reports also rated it mid-pack at best, behind even the impressive Kia. Magazines fail to see the big deal with the Aura as well. The US auto shows are embarassing themselves by polishing GM's knob when it's obvious what's going on.
      victor casado
      • 8 Years Ago
      Best of the Year: Honda Fit
      Best Small Car: wait for it... Honda Fit
      Best Family Sedan: Honda Accord
      Best Minivan: Honda Odessy/Toyota Siena
      Best Convertible: S2000
      Best Luxury Sedan: Lexus LS
      Best Sports Sedan: Acura TL
      Best Performance Car: Acura NSX
      Best Small Utility: Honda CR-V
      Best Large Utility: Toyota Landcruiser
      Best Crossover Utility: Honda Element
      Best Pickup Truck: Honda Ridgeline, Toyota Tundra
      Best Eco-Friendly: Toyota Motor Corporation, Honda
      Best Dream Machine: Honda S2000, Acura NSX and Advanced Concept, Toyota Supra, Nissan GT-R

      TAKE THAT!!!
      • 8 Years Ago
      hondalover, don't know what kind of drugs you're on, but make that appointment at betty ford clinic as soon as possible. you're dillusional.
      • 8 Years Ago
      The Honda rollerskate is a deathtrap. Cars of that size should not be sold here. Who actually yearns for these kind of cars? Are people so lifeless they could care less what they drive? Is MPG really worth losing safety over? I think not! I agree with Autoblog..some of these choices were very poor. The Saturn Aura does deserve the title though, this is one awesome looking car. It makes the Camry and Accord look like the turds they are. The Camry and accord are highly overrated, especially with Toyotas sludging problems and Hondas poor transmissions. I will say the Acadia very much impressed me. It is amazing how far GM interiors have come in such a short time. The Outdated, boring, deathtrap S2000 best convertible? Please..the Mustang has that thing beat on style alone. Who are these people running Motorweek? Half monkeys, half intelligent beings?
      • 8 Years Ago
      The Fit is average at best, but it is still 'class' best.
      Pluses: Mid-mounted fuel tank(~11 gallons), Electric power steering, good interior flexibility, new wiper design, it crashes well.

      Minuses: H4 dual beam headlights, Only 5 speed manual (too short geared top gear, VTEC transition 3400rpm) no 6 speed manual, bad automatic transmission selector (D5, D3, 2,1), Below average engine power-no variable valve timing, no dual length intake manifold, rear drum brakes, rear integral trailing arm suspension, Way too fast steering ratio 12.8:1
      far jr
      • 7 Years Ago
      Adam... I agree. Looks like we see things the same way and just verbalize it differently.

      As for the others, GM's Acadia and Aura are quite impressive in thier respective classes. I have not yet driven them but have looked them over quite thouroughly. Honda CRV impresses too. The grille is a little odd, but otherwise a great looking vehicle.
      • 7 Years Ago
      "Best Luxury Sedan: Lexus LS " = I agree with this, but consumers should know that the trunk space has been reduced from the LS 430 model anywhere from a range of 20.2 cubic feet down to 12 cubic feet depending on "L" model and options.

      Also, I blogged about the "2007 Lexus LS 460's Retro 1990 Trunk Lid Mechanism", since Lexus went back to the "swing-arm" style from the "strut" design (for good reasons).

      http://www.brokerblogger.com/brokerblogger/2007/02/lexus_ls_460s_r.html
      far jr
      • 8 Years Ago
      Adam... you're right. Honda averaged 3,100 cars per month for last year after an April release. That is 50 percent more than January 2007 numbers. Some months last year were closer to 4,000 (100 percent better than January 2007). I guess the plant lost capacity since last year?

      Maybe Honda is keeping numbers low in January on purpose so they can continue to show improvements in monthly and year over year sales numbers... you know just to make themselves look better than they really are.

      Would you like another glass of Koolaid?
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