2017 AAA Top Picks

12 of the year's most outstanding new vehicles
Every year, we drive and evaluate more than 100 new vehicles to find the few with the right stuff to be named AAA Top Picks. In our evaluations of 2017 models, we looked for the best combination of overall value, driving performance, fuel economy, design appeal, safety features, crash test results, and dependability. If you’re shopping for a new vehicle, this list is a good place to start.

Midsize Car: Toyota Camry
Base Price: $23,070
Combined Fuel Economy: 27 MPG
NHTSA Safety Rating: 5 stars 
There are more than a few good reasons the Camry has been a perennial best-seller. With remarkable driving quality, a quiet cabin, and strong engine performance, the Camry remains an excellent choice this year.
 
Subcompact CarHonda Fit
Base Price: $15,990
Combined Fuel Economy: 36 MPG
NHTSA Safety Rating: 5 stars
Honda’s versatile 5-door subcompact hatchback earns high marks for its practicality, spacious interior, outstanding fuel efficiency, and affordability. It comes with a high level of standard equipment and a long list of safety features.
 
Compact Car: Honda Civic
Base Price: $18,740
Combined Fuel Economy: 36 MPG
NHTSA Safety Rating: 5 stars
We were thoroughly pleased with every aspect of the Honda Civic, from its elegant and sporty style to its exceptional build quality and established reliability. These elements, along with top safety ratings and a wide choice of models, make this affordable compact the best in its class. 
 
Large Car: Chevrolet Impala 
Base Price: $27,300
Combined Fuel Economy: 25 MPG
NHTSA Safety Rating: 5 stars
An American icon for nearly 60 years, 2017’s Impala is the best yet. Its immensely quiet and comfortable cabin, and advanced technology and infotainment features, ensure that nothing about this sophisticated sedan will disappoint.
 
Small SUV: Kia Sportage
Base Price: $22,990
Combined Fuel Economy: 25 MPG
NHTSA Safety Rating: 5 stars
We like everything about the new Sportage. From its dynamic styling and powerful engine to its state of the art infotainment and advanced safety features, we came away thoroughly impressed.
 
Midsize SUV: Mercedes-Benz GLC
Base Price: $39,150
Combined Fuel Economy: 24 MPG
NHTSA Safety Rating: Not Rated
The GLC is larger, and more comfortable, solid, and fuel efficient than the outgoing GLK. The cabin is luxurious, and the drive is quiet and buttery smooth. Everything about the GLC kept us smiling.
 
Luxury SUV: Land Rover Range Rover
Base Price: $85,650
Combined Fuel Economy: 16 MPG
NHTSA Safety Rating: Not Rated
One of the most capable off-road vehicles in the world, Land Rover’s Range Rover is also one of the most luxurious. The Range Rover’s superb style and craftsmanship add to its wow factor.
 
Minivan: Toyota Sienna
Base Price: $29,750
Combined Fuel Economy: 22 MPG
NHTSA Safety Rating: 5 stars
Nice improvements like an upgraded V6 engine and an 8-speed automatic transmission add to the appeal of this high-quality people mover with room for eight. There’s a variety of seating configuration options, and it’s the only minivan offered in all-wheel drive.
 
Pickup: Ford Super Duty
Base Price: $32,535
Combined Fuel Economy: N/A
NHTSA Safety Rating: Not Rated
Newly redesigned with an all-aluminum body, the Super Duty features best-in-class towing, hauling, and engine power. New towing technologies such as back-up guidance and the first-ever trailer camera easily push this vehicle to the top of its class.
 
Sporty Car: Mazda MX-5 Miata
Base Price: $24,915
Combined Fuel Economy: 29 MPG
NHTSA Safety Rating: Not Rated
Few cars deliver sportiness, thrilling fun, and precise agility like the two-seat MX-5 Miata, which is now offered in both a soft or retractable hardtop convertible. It’s the most popular roadster of all time and will put a smile on your face every time you slip behind the wheel.
 
Green Car: Chevrolet Bolt
Base Price: $37,495 (before tax credit)
Combined Fuel Economy: 119 MPG, 238-mile total range 
NHTSA Safety Rating: Not Rated
Bolt is an all-electric powered, 5-door compact hatchback sedan, and the first to offer more than 200 miles of driving range for less than $30,000 after a federal tax credit.
 
Cool Car: Ford GT
Base Price: $450,000 (est.)
Combined Fuel Economy: 14 MPG
NHTSA Safety Rating: Not Rated
This ultra-high-performance, aerodynamic coupe produces more than 600 horsepower thanks to the most powerful Ford EcoBoost production engine ever. The supercar’s lightweight materials, including carbon fiber and aluminum, make for superior acceleration and nimble, efficient handling. Only 500 lucky people were able to purchase the 2017 model, but a second chance to own one will come in 2018. Ford has not announced an on-sale date for 2018 models.