Autotrader’s Best New Cars for 2021 award winners

Learn more about the Best New Cars for 2021 and how to leverage these awards in your marketing and advertising efforts.


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The Best New Cars for 2021 is comprised of 12 vehicles selected by a team of experts at Autotrader, who collectively tested and scored new models using a range of criteria. Each chosen vehicle has unique features specific to anyone’s lifestyle needs, including interior comfort, build quality, tech features, driving experience and more. Vehicles had to be of the current or next model-year and score a 4.0 or higher on a 5-point scale. Editors also considered the types of vehicles consumers are shopping for most and capped the base price for consideration at $75,000, ensuring they offer a strong value for the cost.

PR Newswire – ATLANTA, Feb 10, 2021

The search to find your perfect match, whether looking for a love interest or a new vehicle, can be a daunting and time-consuming task. While Autotrader may not be able to help your love life, it understands the importance of finding ‘the one’ vehicle that fits your lifestyle and checks a list of ideal qualities. With that in mind, the experts at Autotrader have taken the stress out of car shopping by looking at more than 300 models available, narrowing them down to a list of 12 new vehicles that are a cut above the rest to determine the Best New Cars for 2021.

Past Autotrader awards

Autotrader has chosen 12 vehicles that excel in comfort, quality, technology, safety and more. Find out how you can take advantage of your brand’s wins.

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