This year's categories include Best of 2017, Best Pickup Truck of 2017, Eco-Friendly Car of the Year, Family Car of the Year, Luxury Car of the Year and Play Car of the Year.
Each car represented on the list excels in three key criteria; quality, innovation and value. Pickup trucks are judged on power, capability and value. All vehicles are 2017 models, and Best of 2017 nominees must be all-new or fully redesigned.
"Each year Cars.com experts test hundreds of new cars with the goal of empowering car shoppers with the information they need to make better decisions," said Patrick Olsen, Cars.com editor-in-chief in a statement.