AOL Autos 2012 Truck of the YearAOL Autos, sibling channel to Autoblog, has chosen a Car of the Year and Truck of the Year for the first time.

Editor-in-Chief David Kiley dubbed the awards, "Editors' Choice Awards", reflecting the fact that the selections were made by polling AOL Editors for their nominations. Their choices were discussed and consolidated with winners and three runners up per category.

Autoblog editors and staff did not participate in voting.

"Since we test just about every vehicle on the market, and certainly all the newly designed vehicles that come out, I felt like we should assert our collective opinion into the mix," said Kiley.

"This was a very good year for cars, which made it tough, but not a great year for eligible SUVs and trucks. But I feel really strongly about the choices we made; that both vehicles could win in any year," said Kiley.

To see the winners and runner-ups, click here. And please, argue the selections in the comment areas.


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      tenspeeder
      • 3 Years Ago
      Hasn't it been at least a decade sine AOL had any relevance whatsoever?
      KAG
      • 3 Years Ago
      Can't Argue with the A7. Looks like the American market is finally getting better built hatchbacks from the big companies.
      Will
      • 3 Years Ago
      People don't realize that AOL is the parent company of Autoblog hahahaha
      DTOlness
      • 3 Years Ago
      Is this even count as news? Who cares what AOL thinks anymore...
      POV
      • 3 Years Ago
      I agree with the A7. It looked a bit awkward in pictures but I saw it in person (esp the white one) and it has an undenaible presence with its low profile (At first my mind played tricks and tried to think it was an R8!), And when it passed me the rear perfectly wrapped up what I saw from the front. Audi talks of differentiating between their models and this is a great example of one. I could even argue that it is a better looking car than the A5 (one of the best) and surely the best looking sedan.
      Timothy Tibbetts
      • 3 Years Ago
      Only thing worse than your average best or worst list? Expecting us to click for every entry. I read 2 and left. Just don't care enough.
      Denato Corcoroni
      • 3 Years Ago
      So these are Arianna Huffington's favorite rides? Who knew that she was this into cars? Welcome to Huffington/AOL.
        Justin Campanale
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Denato Corcoroni
        Go back to the Fox News forum and post there along with all the other rednecks
      Jim
      • 3 Years Ago
      yeesh. a stupidly expensive Audi and a brand which regularly sits in the basement of reliability ratings. Wow.
      thedriveatfive
      • 3 Years Ago
      Good choices
      Dennis Baskov
      • 3 Years Ago
      There seem to be some miss-understanding between a truck and an SUV on these articles. I'm pretty sure trucks and SUV's serve different purposes. At least here in US they do. Personally I think pretty much any descent pick up truck is more practical than the Land Rover.
      Fark Urself
      • 3 Years Ago
      i don't think anyone gives a crap what aol says
      Matt Sitachitt
      • 3 Years Ago
      So you'd prefer a Honda Accord to be car of the year? I'd take a car with a slightly worse reliability rather than a bland car. I would rather have a fun car that I would have to take into the shop a couple times than driving a bland automobile. If you disagree with AOL's car of the year or any others i'd suggest reading consumer reports. The Audi A7 is a beautiful looking car with an awesome power train. The Range Rover is a huge step in a different direction. It might not stay with Range Rover's roots but it is an awesome looking car and it fits the needs of most consumers searching for a CUV. Cars are starting to blend together, these two vehicles deserve recognition for being different.
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Matt Sitachitt
        [blocked]
          Jim
          • 3 Years Ago
          the problem with the Accord is that it is made of ugly and buttons.
          Lachmund
          • 3 Years Ago
          obvious...troll is obvious.
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