Looking back through our full roundup of LA Auto Show coverage, we have to say, this show was seriously solid. And that's especially important this time around, with hot new metal from the Tokyo Motor Show vying for everyone's attention at the exact same time. But no matter, we covered the hell out of the LA show, and as usual, the entire editorial team has picked out the cars that deserve some extra attention.

The final Top Five list shouldn't shock you, really. But you'll likely be surprised by what didn't make the cut. As usual, this list doesn't necessarily represent the most important or groundbreaking debuts of the LA Auto Show, rather it's a showcase of what piqued the collective Autoblog editorial team's interest. Check it all out, below, and don't forget to tell us how wrong we are, in comments.

#5: Subaru Legacy Concept

Subaru Legacy Concept

I've said it before and I'll say it again – Subaru has a very storied history of teasing us with gorgeous concepts, only to then launch a production car that's wholly underwhelming. Take the new WRX, for example, which looked really damn good when we saw it in concept form earlier this year, and then turned into... this. (Also note the WRX's absence from our Top Five list.)

The Legacy concept uses clean, swooping lines that create a coupe-like silhouette on this four-door sedan. And while it's purely a concept right now, we fully expect elements of this showcar to appear on the next-generation Legacy. We just hope Subaru doesn't ruin this beauty, too.
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#4: 2015 Porsche Macan

2014 Porsche Macan

Now, before you go off on some tirade about how the Porsche Macan, like the Cayenne before it, is diluting the brand and blah blah blah, just hear us out. Yes, it may use architecture borrowed from other Volkswagen Group products, and yes, it may take the form of a crossover, but this thing is first and foremost a Porsche.

Want proof? Check out the two different twin-turbo engines found under the hood, offering 300 horsepower in the Macan S and 400 hp in the Macan Turbo (the latter of which is good for a 4.6-second 0-60 run, by the way). Also, note the dual-clutch transmission; beefy brakes, wheels, and tires; and the all-wheel-drive system. Step inside, and you'll be treated to the finest luxury appointments, with the usual Porsche-spec, seemingly endless customization options. (We've already configured one well past the $100,000 mark.) We're stoked to drive it.
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#3: Mercedes-Benz AMG Vision Gran Turismo Concept

Mercedes-Benz AMG Vision Gran Turismo Concept

I was talking to one of the Mercedes-Benz PR reps about the AMG Vision Gran Turismo Concept, and he said it sort of reminded him of the cars we enthusiasts would sketch out in notebooks while bored in math class. And I couldn't agree more. From its long hood, oversized wheels, raked roofline and aerodynamically sculpted rear end, the Vision GT looks downright awesome from every single angle.

It may be a 1:1-scale model with no powertrain, designed as a virtual supercar for Sony's Gran Turismo 6 (where it actually uses a 577-horsepower V8), but that doesn't make it any less stunning, or important. It truly is fantasy brought to reality – a concept car in its purest form.
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#2: 2015 Chevrolet Colorado

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Next year, the midsize pickup truck segment will be getting some much-needed rejuvenation when Chevrolet launches the brand new Colorado here in the US (followed, of course, by its twin-sister GMC Canyon). Chevy is touting this vehicle as the perfect little truck for folks with active lifestyles, whether they be focused on work or play, and we're really quite fond of the little truck.

It's a rugged, handsome thing, and with diesel power coming for the 2016 model year, it strikes us as great opportunity to win over pickup buyers that simply don't want a fullsize truck. And instead of just letting us get up close and personal with the production-spec Colorado, GM even brought along a totally Baywatch-esque lifeguard truck (in the second gallery, below). We're glad to have you back, Colorado.
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#1: 2015 Jaguar F-Type Coupe

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It's amazing how something so simple can cause such a stir. And that's exactly what happened when Jaguar rolled out its F-Type Coupe at the LA Auto Show. Think about it: this car is really just the same F-Type we fell in love with earlier this year with a fixed roof. That's it. But take one look at the car, and you'll see what we see – a simply stunning, proper two-seat sports car.

But good looks aren't the only thing the F-Type Coupe has going for it. We adore the roadster – especially that potent V8 S model – and the coupe's new R trim turns the wick up even higher. The 5.0-liter supercharged V8 has been massaged to produce 550 horsepower, meaning the F-Type R Coupe can run to 60 miles per hour in just four seconds flat, drowning everything around it in a sea of sexiness and pure, knee-weakening V8 sound. You can't even imagine how excited we are to drive it.
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So... how'd we arrive at this list? Autoblog editors picked their favorites of the show, with each editor having a total of 25 points to distribute amongst their picks. All 25 points had to be used, and no more than 10 points could be awarded to any one car. Basically, instead of just lining them up one-through-five, this allows us to put more weight on the cars that we think were really special. And in case you were wondering, here's how the points broke down for each of the top picks. Fun fact: With a total of 98 points, the F-Type Coupe is actually the highest-voted car in the history of our Editors' Choice posts. What's also interesting to us is that long-time enthusiast favorites like the 2014 Mini Cooper and 2015 Subaru WRX (and the Puma! – okay, that's a joke) failed to make the Top Five. Perhaps we're all feeling a little disappointed?


Honorable Mentions

Since this is a point-based list, there are always a good number of cars that don't quite make the Top Five cut. Here's a look at the other things we liked from Los Angeles.


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      JohnTaurus
      • 1 Year Ago
      I can't believe that parts-bin-on-wheels Youabian Puma got any points at all. That thing is hideous.
      cpmanx
      • 1 Year Ago
      I question the inclusion of the Subaru Legacy concept, which breaks no new ground either technologically or stylistically, and which is unlikely to translate directly into production. The wild and forward-looking Honda FCEV concept is much more significant as a concept. Even among production-bound concepts, the Ford Edge is much more notable as a global vehicle (since it will be sold around the world and will remap the Australian automotive industry).
        Typesbad
        • 1 Year Ago
        @cpmanx
        My sentiments exactly but I'll add my words to them. My first thought after the reveal of the Legacy concept was how can they possibly have that steeply sloping roofline on their mainstream Mid-size sedan? And if you lose the roofline, what do you have left? A big hexagon grille just like those on the Ford Taurus, Hyundai Crossover's and even Audi to a lessor extent. If you are going to include the Benz concept, you might as well have included the Honda FCEV. Both are wild flights of fancy which was refreshing in this show of preview-production concepts. As another alternative, I'd give the edge to the Lincoln MKC over the Edge concept. Any move by Lincoln these days has significance as to their survival. It's a nice car, too.
      Groagun
      • 1 Year Ago
      Of the 5 you picked, only 3 deserve to be there: The F-Type, The Macan and the Colorado. My 5 are: 5-Tie between Honda FCEV and Hyundai Tuscon Fuel Cell. Two major manufacturers both showing fuel cell vehicles and one potential path for future fueling needs is really interesting. I'm not sure hydrogen will fulfill the promises made on it's behalf but note worthy to say the least. 4-Jag F-Type. Why did I put it fourth? Really because there is nothing revolutionary and new about this car. It's stunning and I love it but an industry shaker it's not. For the brand specifically it is meaningful but industry wide really it's just another sports car. Really it's what should be demanded of Jag at the core, a beautiful sports car. That's what it is and why it's on the list. Does it look better than the Aston Martin V8 Vantage now? 3-Chevy Colorado. GM taking up the all but abandoned small/mid sized pick up truck market, at least domestically. Toyota and Nissan have done ok in this segment but the Tacoma and Frontier are nothing to write home about and are old now. Is there a market for this size of truck in NA? I think there is but will there be enough to justify producing them in big enough numbers to make a solid business case. I think so and applaud Chevy for going the distance. Now can they avoid mixing full size sales with Colorado sales, that;s the big question. 2-Porsche Macan. Again nothing really revolutionary from an industry wide perspective but, with sales forecasts of 200K units per year, it's an ambitious target. I'm not convinced they can accomplish it and relying on the BRIC nations may be fool hearty and wildly over stated at this moment in history. I'm sure they are counting most heavily on the C in BRIC but I wonder about the stability and, at times, snap judgements and rules that China applies to industry as a whole that may curtail potential sales in the future of gasoline powered cars. Note some of the stories about pollution and air quality in China just in the last month here on AB. 1-The Lincoln MKC. What? You may be asking. Well again not earth shattering from an industry stand point but for the brand of Lincoln, this is it! If this cross over doesn't sell well, if it isn't a smash hit, I think the brand may be lost to time. It's good looking, seems to be the right size and has the right mix of tech. I've argued that Lincoln should go all out luxury, soft and floaty like the cars of it's past. Everyone else has gone sporty and firm, Euro handling centric, even Cadillac. Lincoln needs to go the other direction to distinguish it self from everyone else. Going ultra soft and luxurious I think is just the ticket. I don't think the MKC is that type of CUV but it's still this or nothing, live or die. I hope the best for them.
      mikeybyte1
      • 1 Year Ago
      You should do two separate lists - top 5 concepts, and top 5 production debuts.
      Redbird
      • 1 Year Ago
      Should concepts and not real cars be on this list? If I looked at your points I would have listed: 1 Jag 2 Colorado 3 Mecan 4 WRX 5 MKC Also, the 2015 Yukon was not an auto show debut, it was released more then 2 months ago.
      bK
      • 1 Year Ago
      Aw man and i thought the Youabian Puma would be at the top, rigged!
        libertedelacroix
        • 1 Year Ago
        @bK
        I saw that thing in person. Holy moly that thing is huge and ugly as hell. It looks like a Volvo that got stung by a hive of bees in the face.
      KO
      • 1 Year Ago
      - The Legacy concept is too pedestrian on the one hand and too optimistic for production at the same time. Meh. - The Macan is significant in that it's been so closely followed for so long, and that it's finally here, but man is it useless as a sUv. Around back it's less 'utility' than an Evoque. - The Vision GT6 is a proper concept car. - I don't know if I like the Colorado for GM trying to crack that market open again, or stupid for them trying again after failing before. Lately I've been thinking I'd like a mid-70s (actually) small pickup... - The F Coupe is beautiful, and it's got to be to make up for its overweight and overprice. I think the FCEV deserves a spot both as a styling and tech concept, the S65 to show that there's still a place for MORE in a bruiser cruiser, and the MKC to show that Ford hasn't written off Lincoln yet (better or worse), and that you can do a lux cute-ute rebadge (far) better than the Buick Encore.
      animekyoto89
      • 1 Year Ago
      Meaningless article..........
      Muttons
      • 1 Year Ago
      Get that stupid Subaru off the list. Everyone knows the actual car will look NOTHING like it. Just compare the WRX concept to the one we actually got.
        bazinga
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Muttons
        The gorgeous WRX concept with slits for windows and a roof line for people shorter than 5'8"! I'm 6'2" and fit comfortably in an upright position in the current WRX but when I wear a helmet at the track I need to recline so far back that I might as well take a nap. The production 2015 WRX's headroom is good for people who actually intend to use the performance in their compact sport sedan.
      IBx27
      • 1 Year Ago
      What a miserable article picture; the audi booth has gotten quite sterile over the years.
        srDRIVEN
        • 1 Year Ago
        @IBx27
        Can you, or anyone else giving a thumbs up to this, give an example of a more well designed or sophisticated booth? The photo is great, but doesn't do it's overall design elements justice. Not being smart about it, but I really liked the Audi booth in person; so just curious what you feel actually looks better.
          IBx27
          • 1 Year Ago
          @srDRIVEN
          I'm talking about what's inside the showcase, not the walls.
          libertedelacroix
          • 1 Year Ago
          @srDRIVEN
          I agree with you- Audi's was MUCH better than Mercedes' booth. Even Volvo had a nicer booth. The best one hands down was the Porsche booth though.
          srDRIVEN
          • 1 Year Ago
          @srDRIVEN
          its*
      Bmw325es
      • 1 Year Ago
      So a concept, model car, a car with a roof, and a truck that was a failure before. Must be hard to sell a show with so little to offer. Nice try!
        Typesbad
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Bmw325es
        That the new Colorado is clearly so much better than that "failure before" is what puts it rightfully on this list.
          Titansfan1967
          • 1 Year Ago
          @Typesbad
          What difference how bad the car was before. You make new cars to go forward. Who said that the colorado was a failure. The problem with the colorado it was too expensive compared to the silverado. That is the opposite of toyota because if the Tundra was a good truck the tacoma would have the same problem!
      Koenigsegg
      • 1 Year Ago
      jag f type was my fave
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