The New England Motor Press Association (NEMPA) held their annual awards dinner at the MIT Media Lab on Wednesday.

The event, emceed by Chasing Classic Cars star Wayne Carini, includes NEMPA’S Winter Vehicle and Ragtop Awards as well as WheelsTV’s own Pre-owned Vehicle of the Year Award (POV).

As a member of the New England Motor Press WheelsTV was happy to work with the association in choosing this year’s POV Award winner ‘The 2016 Toyota Prius’, and to help to bring their category winners to life on the ‘big screen’.

Here’s a look at the winners and why members of the New England Motor Press feel they stand out among their class peers.

NEMPA Winter Vehicle Award Winners:

2018 Winter Vehicle of the Year (SUV)
Dodge Durango

2018 Winter Vehicle of the Year (sedan)
Kia Stinger

NEMPA Best in Class Green Vehicle Hybrid or PHEV
Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV

NEMPA Heritage Award
Jeep Wrangler

NEMPA Extreme Vehicle Award
Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk


NEMPA Best in Class Sub-Compact SUV
Honda HR-V

NEMPA Best in Class Compact SUV
Mazda CX-5

NEMPA Best in Class Large SUV
Lincoln Navigator

NEMPA Yankee Value Award
Subaru Brand

NEMPA Best in Class Luxury Coupe/Sedan/Wagon
Audi A4 allroad

NEMPA Best in Class Mid-Size Luxury Sedan/Coupe
BMW 640i xDrive Gran Coupe

NEMPA Best in Class Full-Size Luxury Sedan (TIE)
Volvo S90 & Genesis G90

NEMPA Best in Class Luxury Compact SUV
Jaguar F-PACE

NEMPA Best in Class Luxury Mid-Size SUV
Acura MDX

NEMPA Best in Class Full-Size SUV
Infiniti QX80

NEMPA Best in Class Pickup Truck
RAM 1500

NEMPA Ragtop Award Winners:

NEMPA Best in Class Convertible
Priced Over $30,000

Mazda MX-5 Miata RF

NEMPA Best in Class Premium Convertible
Jaguar F-TYPE

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