10Best winners: 2012 Car and Driver

Posted on 8 December, 2011

Each year, the scribes at Car and Driver go through every new vehicle on sale and pick the ten best cars available here in the United States. And while some major automotive awards are only shelled out to vehicles that are all-new or significantly updated for a certain model year, C/D’s approach is to look at the full scope of cars currently on sale. After all, there are some cars that are simply perennial favorites, even if they haven’t changed year over year.

For 2012, the Chevrolet Volt and Hyundai Sonata have fallen off the list to make room for the Audi A6/A7 and Ford Focus. The other eight vehicles that round out the 10Best list have carried over from the 2011 winners, but we can’t say we’re surprised. These ten cars indeed represent some of the best vehicles on sale today.

The 2012 Car and Driver 10Best winners are:

  • Audi A6/A7
  • BMW 3 Series / M3
  • Cadillac CTS-V
  • Ford Focus
  • Ford Mustang GT / Boss 302
  • Honda Accord
  • Honda Fit
  • Mazda MX-5
  • Porsche Boxster / Cayman
  • Volkswagen Golf / GTI