MotorWeek Names 2018 Driver’s Choice With Some Surprising Victors

MotorWeek 2018 Driver's Choice Awards

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.

  • Paul Webster


    • Bo Hanan

      I know. Thought Motorweek went under years ago. And who did they talk to about these winners?

  • Christian

    John Davis is Humanoid….He never ages…

    • Bill Nguyen

      You mean an Android I think 😉

  • SteersUright

    Its 2018, why does Motorweek still insist on the 1980’s gameshow host voice style of presentation? It sounds so dated and unappealing.

    • Belthronding Tinuviel

      is this your fake account down there like kevin durant? lol.

    • brn

      Yet I watch Motorweek every single Saturday. I enjoy their approach. Sorry you find it dated.

    • Nordschleife

      Probably because it works and they appeal to a fan base outside of just the internet and YouTube. MotorWeek is damn staple in automotive journalism.

  • elise marchand

    Its 2018, why does Motorweek still insist on the 1980’s gameshow host voice style of presentation? It sounds so dated and unappealing.

    • Bash

      Don’t do that!

    • brn

      When you post the exact same text, under two different names, you don’t do good things for your credibility.

  • LOL that’s very american 90’s tv show in its form :-)… fun

  • emjayay

    No minivan category? No subcompact or compact or large SUV category? No subcompact sedan/hatch category? There goes half the cars made today.

    • Farhan Vladimir Lorenzo-Krause

      Let’s not forget the full-size sedan category…

      ….which apparently, can be called the “premium mid-size sedan” segment…

  • thunder bolt

    It’s a great show, no doubt, but I could never make it through the whole show without falling asleep, even when I was younger and the sport cars were more radical.

    • Nordschleife

      I would always tape it or DVR it so I can skip pass Goss’s Garage.

  • TheBelltower

    After decades of Kia/Hyundai building total garbage, then several years of mediocre products, let’s not get ahead of ourselves. Kia finally has a car that’s competitive because it looks good, is balanced and also has poached talented employees who learned on the watch of their competitors. But it’s one car. I am surprised, and Kia’s reputation will change one day if they keep churning out cars like this.

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