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The Best Family Car is a Truck!!!

21 May 2018 10:41 PM | Greg Morrison

Atlanta, GA- A pickup truck has rolled away with the top honors at the 2018 GAAMA Family Car Challenge.

The 2019 Ram 1500 was selected as the Best Overall winner after a day of driving and comparison by automotive journalists.  They chose from a range of vehicles including sedans, crossovers, wagons, minivans, and full-size SUVs and trucks.

           “Our winners this year provide an example of how consumers are moving from sedans to crossovers, minivans, wagons and even into full-size trucks – all viable choices considering how well vehicles are equipped these days for families,” said Daryl Killian, GAAMA president and host of The AutoNsider on News & Talk 1380 WAOK, an Entercom Radio Station.

The 2018 award categories and winning vehicles were:

Overall Winner, Best Family Car: 2019 Ram 1500

Best Family Pickup Truck: 2019 Ram 1500

Best Technology Family Car: 2018 Honda Odyssey

Best Green Family Car: 2018 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid

Best Three-Row Car: 2018 Chrysler Pacifica

Best Value Family Car:  2018 Mazda CX-5

Best Luxury Family Car: 2018 Mercedes-Benz E400 Wagon


“It is really difficult in this day and age with so many manufacturers making so many quality products to select a clear and concise winner in the GAAMA Family Car challenge,” said Killian. “I think all of our competitors were in great company and our winners should be proud of their victories.”

GAAMA, the Greater Atlanta Automotive Media Association, is a professional organization of automotive journalists, OEM representatives, and Fleet managers. Our goal is to improve communications with the automotive industry and to encourage accuracy in the coverage of mobility and personal transportation.


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