Once a year we put our heads to­gether and en­gage in some spir­ited de­bates to de­ter­mine which ve­hi­cles made the big­gest im­pres­sion on us this past year – or have con­tin­ued to im­press us.

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It’s that time of year again, when we de­cide which 4x4s we con­sider to be the best in their seg­ment. But un­like other Car of the Year awards, we don’t sim­ply look at new ve­hi­cles in­tro­duced in the past year. We con­sider ev­ery­thing that’s cur­rently on sale in ev­ery seg­ment, mainly be­cause we be­lieve that’s what you would do when buy­ing a new ve­hi­cle. With the ex­cep­tion of a few seg­ments – es­pe­cially SUV of the Year – off-road ca­pa­bil­ity was heav­ily-weighted when making our de­ci­sions. That’s be­cause our read­ers don’t really care about a ve­hi­cle’s lap time around a race track. Prac­ti­cal­ity plays a much big­ger role and most of our choices have bet­ter off-road ca­pa­bil­ity than the other ve­hi­cles in their seg­ment. We know that read­ers al­ways dis­cuss our choices at length, and dis­agree with us here and there. Just re­mem­ber, we’ve driven each and ev­ery one of th­ese ve­hi­cles as well as their com­pe­ti­tion.

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