MotorWeek has been around since 1981, providing enthusiasts and consumers with some of the most easily-digestible car reviews in the industry. The outlet recently came out with a list of its best driver’s cars for 2018, and there are some surprising names on the list.
There were nine segments that MotorWeek chose from: small car, family sedan, convertible, luxury sedan, sports sedan, sports coupe, performance car, eco-friendly segment and dream machines. For the most part they chose one vehicle as the victor in its respective segment. But for some, like dream machines and best performance cars, there were more than one winners.
So, before you watch the following video, here are this year’s winners.
- Best Small Car: Honda Civic
- Best Family Sedan: Honda Accord
- Best Convertible: Mazda MX-5 Miata
- Best Luxury Sedan: BMW 5-Series
- Best Sports Sedan: Kia Stinger
- Best Sports Coupe: Lexus LC 500
- Best Performance Car(s): Dodge Challenger SRT Demon, Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk
- Best Eco-Friendly Car: Chevrolet Bolt
- Best Dream Machines: Aston Martin DB11, Porsche 911 GT2 RS, Mercedes-Benz G550 4×42
That’s a pretty strong list of cars. If you are surprised that a Kia made the cut, don’t, because the majority of reviews for the Stinger were more than positive, to say the least, with only a few being critical. The Stinger is also Kia’s first attempt into the sports sedan segment, and first tries don’t normally do this well – but, apparently, this one did.
The Dodge Challenger SRT Demon was also a surprise. The Demon is, well, a demon, thanks to its 840-hp 6.2-liter supercharged V8. But with a focus on drag racing, we thought something better rounded would win the category. Still, it was among the winners alongside some much more expensive, and exotic, machines. And talking about surprises, does the old G-Class, even in 4×42 form, really fit the “dream machine” description?
OK, now you can watch the video and, maybe, have your say in the comments section that follows.