ATX Cars in Lifestyle

CultureMap automotive writers Nic Phillips and Kevin McCauley drove over 100 vehicles in the real world, on track and off road this past year. In this first ever CultureMap Auto Awards, they give their picks for the most outstanding vehicles in the most significant categories.

COTY Audi Q7 TDI

Crossover Utility Vehicle of the Year: Audi Q7 TDI delivers a clean diesel ride for the whole family

By Nic Phillips - January 4th, 2013

Editor's Note: In the first annual CultureMap Auto Awards, automotive writers Nic Philllps and Kevin McCauley bestow honors in 10 categories for the top 2012 cars and trucks and explain why they're deserving of a good hard look. Now for ...

COTY Fiat 500 Abarth

The Hot Hatch of the Year: 2012 Fiat 500 Abarth is a little car that elicits big smiles — and a growl

By Nic Phillips - January 2nd, 2013

Editor's Note: In the first annual CultureMap Auto Awards, automotive writers Nic Philllps and Kevin McCauley bestow honors in 10 categories for the top 2012 cars and trucks and explain why they're deserving of a good hard look. First up ...