Just to recap, the 2017 Chrysler Pacifica has already earned the North American Utility Vehicle of the Year Award at this year's Detroit Auto Show, but that hasn't stopped even more trophies from rolling in for this minivan, as Cars.com recently gave the Pacifica its "Best of 2017" Award, making it the first minivan ever to win the site's top honor.
The award for Utility Vehicle of the Year is new for 2017, in recognition of the growing popularity of SUV-style vehicles.
"Conventional pickup trucks have gotten more refined with each generation, but they don't come close to the quiet comfort of the Ridgeline", juror Joe Wiesenfelder of Cars.com said.
As for the truck award, the Honda Ridgeline midsize pickup received 364 points to beat the Ford F-series Super Duty, 193, and Nissan Titan, 72. It gets more than 200 miles per battery charge, which is more than the average American drives in a day.
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The Bolt's status as a bit player within GM's lineup with regard to sales targets belies its role as a centrepiece of the carmaker's technology development.
The Pacifica received 300 points to win over the Mazda CX-9, 135, and jaguar F-Pace, 125. The award recognizes the automaker's commitment to the foundation it established for the family hauler while reinventing it some three decades later, he said.
"We love minivans - we sold a quarter-million minivans this a year ago that just ended", he added.
Volvo S90, which was unveiled at last year's auto show in Detroit. The Chevy battery-car bested two other strong contenders: the new Genesis G90 sedan and the Volvo XC90 - the Swedish sedan sharing the same underpinnings as the Volvo XC90 that won the North American Truck/Utility award in 2016. Nominees must be new or substantially changed to qualify. Organizers accept no advertising, though carmakers try to capitalize on the marketing value of the honors.