Awards

Every year, GAAMA media members drive hundreds of new cars, trucks and SUVs and are often among the first in the country to get behind the wheel of the latest models. Those experiences help us to determine the vehicles that stand out with greater performance, efficiency, comfort, safety and technology. Twice annually, we award the top vehicles on the market, helping the public to narrow their own car-shopping choices and find the best vehicles for their needs and desires.

2016 Family Car Challenge

Looking for the ideal family car? We ask top automakers to bring their most family-friendly cars, trucks, crossovers and minivans to our annual Family Car Challenge. For the 2016 competition, we added a new "Best Family Pickup Truck" category. Media members drove and rated 24 vehicles and announced seven top-scoring models as winners. Read the official announcement here.

  • Overall Winner, Best Family Car: 2017 Chrysler Pacifica
  • Best Family Pickup Truck: 2016 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel
  • Best Technology Family Car: 2016 Mercedes-Benz GLC 300
  • Best Green Family Car: 2017 Chevrolet Volt
  • Best Three-Row Family Car: 2016 Ford Explorer
  • Best Value Family Car: 2017 Chrysler Pacifica
  • Best Luxury Family Car: 2016 Lexus LX 570


2016 Atlanta International Auto Show Awards

Atlanta's auto show is one of the best in the country and an excellent opportunity for Atlanta drivers to check out a wide array of new vehicles, all under one roof. Every year, our panel of experts chooses the best and most exciting vehicles at the show, from concepts that preview the future to current models available in local showrooms. Read the official announcement here. 

  • BEST GREEN VEHICLE: 2017 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid
  • Best LUXURY VEHICLE: 2017 Lexus LC 500
  • Best PERFORMANCE VEHICLE: 2017 ACURA NSX
  • BIGGEST BANG FOR THE BUCK: 2017 Hyundai Elantra
  • BEST TRUCK: 2017 Ford F-Series Super Duty
  • BEST SUV/crossover: 2017 INFINITI QX30
  • JUDGE's Choice: 2017 Alfa Romeo GiuliA quadrifoglio

2015 Family Car Challenge

Looking for the ideal family car? We ask top automakers to bring their best family cars, trucks, crossovers and minivans to our annual Family Car Challenge. In our 2015 competition, we drove and rated 19 vehicles and announced the top-scoring models as our winners. Read the official announcement here.

2015 Atlanta International Auto Show Awards

Atlanta's auto show is one of the best in the country and an excellent opportunity for Atlanta drivers to check out a wide array of new vehicles, all under one roof. Every year, our panel of experts chooses the best and most exciting vehicles at the show, from concepts that preview the future to current models available in local showrooms. Read the official announcement here. 

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