Car and Driver’s annual awards cut through the crowded market of more than 300 cars, trucks, SUVs, and vans to find the 10 that live up to their purpose while delivering incredible value and a great driving experience.
“If you’re anything like us, your account balance doesn’t have anywhere near enough commas to make your dream garage a reality. Reconciling your hobbies with life’s responsibilities doesn’t have to mean driving something boring, though. Think of our 10Best winners as enthusiast picks for regular people. This year’s winners include three vehicles with starting prices under $30,000, a full-size truck, a three-row family hauler, and the best deal among luxury autos. We’ve got sports cars, too, of course—three of ’em.”
According to their website, the 10Best starts with a price cap of $90,000 and they invite the most promising vehicles that are new, or significantly changed since the previous years’ competition. They also bring back the previous year’s winners to defend their titles.
The Car and Driver team spends two weeks testing and evaluating the contenders, with 57 on the list for 2021. They focus on the value, fun and mission fulfillment.
“The 10 that took home trophies live up to these ideals better than anything else right now. If you’re in the market for a new vehicle, this list is your starting point. Stick to it and you’re guaranteed to take home a winner.”
Making the cut for 2021 was the 2021 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray. “Styling changes, technology advances, and engines move, but the Corvette remains a performance value for all time.”