Every website on the internet seems to do a “Car of the Year” post. Some people find a lot of value in them while others don’t. But as automotive journalists we do spend a lot of time in a lot of cars, trucks, SUVs, and other vehicles and there are some that live with us. We thought we’d take the opportunity to answer the question, “What was your favorite car you drove this year?”
The requirements were that the car had to be driven between January 1st, 2017 and today. They could be leftover 2017 model year cars or they could be 2018 or 2019 models. Also, these vehicles are the ones that spoke to us the most. They might not be what we’d recommend to someone, but they are cars we adored and would definitely recommend for ourselves.
Here’s what our staff picked as their favorites of 2017.