2007 Editors' Most Wanted Awards

Every year, the Edmunds.com editors gather to ponder that eternal question, "What cars or trucks would we most want to park in our garage?" For the 2007 model year our editors have once again scoured the entire automotive spectrum looking for their favorite vehicles. What they've came up with are the Edmunds.com Editors' Most Wanted cars and trucks for 2007.

Why We Began the Editors' Most Wanted List

  • Our staff members get the same question over and over: What's the "best" car or truck?
  • There isn't a single "best" car or truck that will meet everyone's needs.
  • When somebody asks us what the "best" of the crop is, we respond by quizzing the inquiring mind about his needs and wants in a vehicle.
  • Still, readers want to know which cars and trucks we'd buy given the resources.

How We Selected the Editors' Most Wanted Vehicles

  • Our editorial staff gathered to hash over the roster of 2007 models.
  • We voted for our 31 favorite models in a variety of vehicle classes, plus we chose our Most Significant Vehicle of the Year. To improve the functionality of our Most Wanted awards, we picked standardized price points for each vehicle type (sedans, wagons, SUVs, etc.). To be eligible for a given price category, at least one version of a model line had to have an MSRP (not including destination charge) below that category's price limit. This was typically the base model with no options. Unlike in previous years, there was no upper price limit for eligible winners.
  • The result of our voting is a list of cars and trucks we'd want in our own garages.
  • Only 2007 models were eligible and at least one member of our editorial team had to have driven the vehicle prior to our voting deadline of October 1, 2006.

Who Selected the Editors' Most Wanted List

When reviewing our selections, keep in mind that we're a group of men and women who enjoys driving.

  • Our staff of writers ranges in age from the mid-20s to the late-40s.
  • Some of us have kids.
  • We all enjoy long road trips and the occasional blast up a twisting canyon road.
  • Some of us lead active lifestyles, while the rest of us chomp Thai chicken pizza and eagerly await The Simpsons reruns each night.

We need vehicles that fit this kind of lifestyle.

Our Selections Were Guided as Much by Our Hearts as Our Heads

We eat, breathe and dream automobiles, and in many instances, this love for the car overruled common sense during our selection process. But that's the great thing about the Edmunds.com Editors' Most Wanted list: it's guided by passion, not science (much like the majority of car purchases).

Vehicles

Select Year: 2007 | 2006 | 2005 | 2004 | 2003 | 2002 | 2001 | 2000 | 1999

Most Significant Vehicle of the Year

Sedans

Sedan Under $15,000
2007 Hyundai Accent/Kia Rio

Sedan Under $20,000
2007 Honda Civic

Sedan Under $25,000
2007 Mazda 6

Sedan Under $30,000
2007 Hyundai Azera

Sedan Under $35,000
2007 BMW 3 Series

Sedan Under $45,000
2007 Infiniti M35/M45

Sedan Under $60,000
2007 BMW 5 Series

Sedan Over $60,000
2007 Audi A8

Wagons

Wagon Under $15,000
2007 Kia Rio5

Wagon Under $20,000
2007 Mazda 3

Wagon Under $30,000
2007 Dodge Magnum

Wagon Under $40,000
2007 Audi A4

Wagon Over $40,000
2007 Mercedes-Benz E-Class

Coupes

Coupe Under $20,000
2007 Honda Civic

Coupe Under $30,000
2007 Mini Cooper

Coupe Under $40,000
2007 Infiniti G35

Coupe Under $60,000
2007 Porsche Cayman

Coupe Over $60,000
2007 Porsche 911

Convertibles

Convertible Under $25,000
2007 Mazda MX-5 Miata

Convertible Under $35,000
2007 Ford Mustang

Convertible Under $45,000
2007 Lotus Elise

Convertible Under $60,000
2007 Porsche Boxster

Convertible Over $60,000
2007 Porsche 911

Trucks

Compact Truck
2007 Toyota Tacoma

Large Truck
2007 Toyota Tundra

SUVs

SUV Under $25,000
2007 Honda CR-V

SUV Under $35,000
2007 Mazda CX-9

SUV Under $45,000
2007 Acura MDX

SUV Over $45,000
2007 Mercedes-Benz GL-Class

Vans

Exotics

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