You by no means know exactly when it’;s going to come, but you know that it really is going to come, and the Automobile Magazine listing of All-Stars is here. Six of the cars that were on the 2013 list have survived into 2014, just 2 have created the leap from the 2012 roundup, and there are 3 widespread names with the 2011 ranking. The only ‘2’; autos to display up in all of individuals many years and this one: the BMW 3 Series – now the 3/4 Series, and the Porsche Boxster and Cayman. The mighty eleven: Vehicles have been selected for the single explanation that the magazine’;s editors like them, then they took them on a road trip from Ann Arbor, MI to New Orleans, LA. You can go through 1 rationale for why each and every car was selected, you can study a second rationale for each and every option in the press release beneath, and there’;s also the story of that street trip on Car Magazine site if you’;ve nevertheless received some time left.
Celebrating Ten Fantastic Cars with a Wonderful American Street Trip
EL SEGUNDO, Calif. – (April 8, 2014) – Source Interlink Media, LLC (SIM) announces these days that Car Magazine, America’;s top automotive life-style publication, has selected its 2014 All-Stars. Only 10 cars are honored each and every yr from the huge number of cars that are offered in the United States. This is the 25th edition of the Automobile Magazine All-Stars awards, which officially started in 1990.
Automobile Magazine chooses its All-Stars from the comprehensive array of autos on sale in the U.S. for the 2014 model year, like passenger cars, sports activities vehicles, sport-utilities, minivans, and trucks. The magazine’;s collective editorial personnel and contributors cast their personal ballots soon after 3 days of driving a assortment of 2014 contenders at GingerMan Raceway in South Haven, Michigan, as well as on public roads.
This year, for the initial time, the magazine’;s employees took all 10 winners on a wonderful American street trip, from AUTOMOBILE’;S editorial offices in Ann Arbor, Michigan, to New Orleans. “We could feel of no far better way to celebrate our All-Stars than by hitting the road,” notes Jean Jennings, President and Editor-in-Chief of Automobile Magazine. “From the Heartland of Ohio and Indiana, to some of our favorite driving roads in Kentucky and Tennessee, and on to the charms of the South, we had been capable to invest some prolonged quality time with our favored autos of 2014.”
Associate editor David Zenlea’;s story about the weeklong road trip via 8 states is now live at automobilemag.com/2014allstars. It will also be published in the June 2014 situation of Automobile Magazine, obtainable on iPad on April 22, and on newsstands on May 2, 2014. The complete story may possibly be discovered at http://www.automobilemag.com/functions/awards/1404-2014-automobile-magazine-all-stars-road-journey/
The winners of the 2014 Automobile Magazine All-Star awards contain:
2014 Audi A7/S7/RS7
The A7 was Automobile Magazine’;s 2012 Car of the Yr, and as Audi’;s sleek 4-door “coupe” evolves, including ever a lot more powerful versions, the magazine’;s editors proceed to be charmed by its combination of speed, utility, type, and long-distance comfort. The newest, most powerful version, the 560-hp RS7, came along on our Fantastic American Street Trip.
2014 BMW 3 Series/4 Series
The BMW 3 Series is a perennial Automobile Magazine All-Star award winner, with this getting its eighteenth yr on the listing. For 2014, the 3 Series title refers to 4-door versions, although coupe and convertible versions get the 4 Series badge. The 3 Series/4 Series sums up a lifetime of automotive hopes and dreams for generations of American automotive enthusiasts.
2014 Cadillac CTS
The latest CTS, which was in the ultimate operating for Automobile Magazine’;s 2014 Automobile of the Yr award (which went to its corporate cousin, the Chevrolet Corvette), has been named an All-Star for its all-close to dynamic excellence and its modern, leading-edge technology. The CTS is a big vehicle, but thanks to its stretched platform based on the smaller sized Cadillac ATS, it feels light and lithe. The minute you climb into the supportive front seat, you know you’;re in a auto made for driving.
2014 Ford Fiesta ST
Tiny, substantial-engineering hot rods like the Fiesta ST have aided make quick driving attainable even for buyers with modest budgets. It truly is a bullet on the road, with a turbocharged 4-cylinder engine that sounds like a mini-Ferrari when flogged, supportive Recaro seats, and clean shift action. Made and engineered collaboratively by Ford’;s U.S. and European operations, it is a testament to the success of the A single Ford global improvement philosophy.
2014 Honda Accord
The magic formula of the Honda Accord-European styling, American comfort, and Japanese ingenuity-continues with the newest generation. In the hypercompetitive mid-dimension sedan section, the Accord stands out for its refined powertrains (specifically the available slick guide gearshift), its ergonomics, and its general interest to detail. Accord is cost-effective, exciting to drive, and as reliable as an previous pal.
2014 Jaguar F-Kind
The F-Kind, Jaguar’;s present day consider on its iconic, 1960s E-Type, captivated us with its svelte physique, its accessible supercharged V-8 engine, and its exhaust note that sounds like machine-gun fire. Did we mention its seems to be? With its extravagant styling, the F-Variety attracts the focus of individuals all over the place it goes and has accomplished far more than any other Jaguar to make the brand relevant and desirable once again.
The third-generation Mazda3 breathes new lifestyle into the crowded compact-auto arena. Its gracefully mature however contemporary styling, its refined, productive powertrains, and its crisp driving dynamics make it worthy of a coveted Car Magazine All-Star award. Compact cars aren’;t supposed to feel this sophisticated, but the Mazda3 does.
2014 Porsche Boxster/Cayman
A longtime favorite of Car Magazine, with eleven All-Star awards to its credit, Porsche’;s mid-engine sports car continues to wow us. The 2 novice and skilled drivers come to feel at house behind the wheel, and it is the rare sports vehicle anybody would be satisfied to drive coast to coast. Each the Boxster roadster and the Cayman coupe are also downright stunning.
2014 Ram 1500
The 2014 Ram pickup continues a spirit of innovation that began in the mid-1990s, when Chrysler introduced the massive-rig grille, reinventing the way pickup trucks appear. Then the Ram reimagined the cabin of the pickup truck, with convenience attributes and utility not seen prior to. Now the Ram has the very best chassis in the organization, with air spring suspension that delivers precision and ride comfort, not to mention a full range of models and powertrains, like a new diesel.
2014 Scion FR-S/Subaru BRZ (joint award)
Scion and Subaru jointly receive All-Star awards for their almost identical, co-developed sports activities vehicles, the FR-S and the BRZ. Basic, modestly powered, and chuckable, these rear-wheel-drive coupes offer communicative steering, athletic chassis, and a pure driving experience for a new generation of driving lovers. They also seem wonderful and are priced for the typical man or woman.
About Car Magazine
Car Magazine, a publication of Supply Interlink Media, LLC, is America’;s top automotive life style publication and reaches 4.6 million readers month to month through its print, online and digital elements, the brand counts an audience of over 6 million. Automobile Magazine, which presents yearly All-Star and Car of the 12 months awards, is written for the sophisticated enthusiast and profiles high-finish autos with compelling editorial and photographic material. For virtually 3 decades, Car Magazine has set the common for automotive journalism, sustaining its devotion to car adventure and an editorial strategy that emphasizes “No uninteresting autos!”