Car and Driver Announces Our 2023 Editors’ Choice Winners

  • Car and Driver’‘s annual Editors’ Choice Awards honor the top vehicles in their respective segments, as decided by our expert car evaluators and informed by our rigorous and industry-leading testing regime.
  • Of more than 400 models on sale in the U.S. market this year, only 125 cars, trucks, SUVs and vans are on this year’s Editors’ Choice list, which is intended to help narrow down consumers’ shopping lists to the best choices. reduce each market segment.
  • Our testing includes real-world fuel economy analysis, instrumented testing of each vehicle’s on-road performance, and subjective evaluation by our expert staff of automotive enthusiast editors.

With average new car transaction prices skyrocketing and a large number of body styles and powertrains offered throughout the industry, buying a new vehicle has never been more overwhelming. Car and Driver’Its 2023 Editors’ Choice list is here to cut through the static to help you find the perfect car, truck, SUV or pickup truck.

a lineup of SUVs and trucks awaiting the evaluation of Car and Driver editors

Michael Aaron|Car and Driver

Of the more than 400 models on sale today, we’ve whittled the list down to just 125 honors, all of which we consider to be among the top vehicles in their respective market segments. We believe there’s something here for every driver and every budget, from sub-compact racetracks that start under $20,000 to a high-end hybrid sports car that’s 10 times that price. Not to mention all the trucks, SUVs, luxury sedans and electric vehicles that fill the gap between them.

“For the millions of people who shop for a new vehicle every year, the choices can seem endless and confusing,” said Car and Driver Editor-in-Chief Tony Quiroga. “Our Editors’ Choice lineup is the automotive honor roll and the ideal resource, whether someone is looking for the safest car for a new teenage driver or for a weekend racer, and everything in between.”

a rainbow of sports cars

Michael Aaron|Car and Driver

In addition to Car and Driver’‘s renowned instrumented performance testing, our editors have devised a series of tests to determine which vehicles are most worthy of your hard-earned dollars. For example, we do a 75 mph highway fuel economy test to give a real-world look at efficiency, and we load up every vehicle we test with carrying cases to measure practical, usable space.

If you’re shopping for a new vehicle this year, our Editors’ Choice list is meant to be your starting point. In short, we’ve done the hard work for you, and the rest is up to you. As you progress in your new vehicle search, we recommend individual test drives of your own, as everyone’s preferences and needs are different. We’re confident that any of the models honored this year will offer satisfying driving dynamics, segment-appropriate practicality and excellent value.