Every year, the staff of Motor Trend does extensive testing of dozens of new vehicles and awards the best overall Car, Truck and SUV in each category. Winning the Motor Trend Car, Truck or SUV of the Year award is one of the most coveted automotive honors around, and for good reason. No one goes as far as Motor Trend to fully evaluate and track-test vehicles to determine the single best vehicle in each category against six key criteria: advancement in design, efficiency, engineering excellence, performance of intended function, safety and value. This year, for the first time, Motor Trend announced the winners at a festive industry wide award ceremony. We speak with the recipients moments after they receive their award.