The newspaper collars 100 attendees at the North American International Auto Show and asks them to vote. This year, the public's pick as Best of Show coincided with the North American Car of the Year voters, journalists who picked the Navigator as the Truck of the Year. (We at Autoblog were wowed by the Navigator, too, but our editors' choices were limited to vehicles that were revealed at the show — the Navigator has been out long enough, that we've actually driven and reviewed it.)
The Navigator on display at the show has the ultra-plush Black Label interior. It's a $95,000 rig. No surprise then that hit was also the public's choice in the category of Best Road-Trip Ride.
The public's other choices:
Best Dream Machine — Ford GT.
Best Family Fun Finder — Chrysler Pacifica.
Baddest Off-Road Vehicle — Jeep Wrangler Rubicon.
Coolest Technology — BMW i8 Roadster.
Most for Your Money — Kia Stinger. (Commenters on our recent Drivers' Notes review said the Stinger was a media darling the public won't buy, but these voters, at least, liked it.)
Best Future Concept — Infiniti Q Inspiration.
Most Eco-Friendly — Smart Fortwo.
Most Amazing Mobility — Toyota Concept i-Walk.