One of the publications and websites you’re likely to turn to when you’re looking at new technology, which vehicle you should purchase, and how well something is supposed to work for you is Popular Mechanics. This team has come up with awards for vehicles and have offered us a variety of models that have won their respect and should be those that you consider when you want a fantastic vehicle to drive. Let’s take a look at the vehicles in every category to show you what models could be the right choice for you.
Car of the Year: Kia Niro EV
If you’re ready for an EV that can give you a respectable range and the power you want, the Kia Niro EV is the right choice. This EV offers you 239 miles of driving from a full charge along with 201 horsepower and 291 lb.-ft. of torque for the ride. This is a comfortable SUV that has room for you and the gear you need to take with you when you drive.
Crossover of the Year: Mazda CX-5
When you want a vehicle that blends dynamic acceleration with a fuel-efficient powertrain, the Mazda CX-5 can be the right choice for you. This SUV has the features you desire and an engine that gives you up to 250 horsepower and 310 lb.-ft. of torque for the ride. You’re going to love the ride in this SUV when you get behind the wheel and let it perform for you.
Hatchback of the Year: Volkswagen GTI
Even with the number of hot hatches on the market, the GTI continues to be the one that has the look, the drive, and the balance that makes the most sense for you. This is a car you want to enjoy with a manual transmission and the desire to have a lot of fun when you head out on the road to take it for a drive.
Truck of the Year: Ram 1500
The Ram 1500 continues to rack up the awards with the new 2019 model that had the eTorque powertrain and the adjustable height air suspension system. In the cab, there’s more tech than you’ll find in any other truck to make it possible for you to have the drive you need and the comfort you’re looking for when you need to haul or carry a load.
Luxury Car of the Year: Jaguar I-Pace
This car is unlike any other Jaguar model on the market with its excellent electric range and incredible power. The Jaguar comforts you expect are present but so is the 394 horsepower and 512 lb.-ft. of torque coming out of the electric motors to rocket this vehicle to sixty mph in only 4.5 seconds. Enjoy the range of 234 miles and let this be the right car for you.
Off-Road Truck of the Year: Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 Bison
Take an off-road midsize truck and add more off-road stuff to the mix and you have the Bison. This is a truck that can cross any terrain and isn’t slowed down by a river that needs to be crossed. If you love to head out in the wilderness and enjoy some adventures, this will be the right choice for you when you get behind the wheel and have a fun truck to drive.
Technology of the Year: Cadillac Super Cruise
As we move closer to having autonomous vehicles to drive, the Cadillac Super Cruise feature offers us the ability to stay in the center of the lane at higher speeds while you relax and let the car do most of the driving. You have to stay alert, but this is a feature you want in a Caddy.
Sedan of the Year: Genesis G70
This is a car that has captured our attention with the personality and the ride that we have fallen in love with. This car seems to have won nearly every award it’s been up for. The power reaches 365 horsepower from the 3.3-liter turbocharged V6 engine to make it easy for you to take this car and know you’ve found a vehicle that has the drive that can excite you and keep you comfortable at the same time.