While we’re always excited to hear when the experts love a Ford vehicle, here at your local Ford dealership, we’re even more excited when real drivers love what they find in Ford models. That’s why we were so excited about the results of the Autoguide.com Reader’s Choice Car of the Year awards. These honors are voted on by Autoguide.com readers, real drivers just like our customers. Once the votes are in, Reader’s Choice awards are announced in six categories, and the overall choice for Car of the Year is announced. This year, two Ford vehicles were voted in by Autoguide.com’s readers, and the top honor of Reader’s Choice Car of the Year went to one of them.

The all-new edition of the Ford Edge made a splash on its introduction, and beat out all the competition to win Reader’s Choice Utility Vehicle of the Year in the 2016 awards. This amazing crossover boasts an impressive array of technology, and a drive experience unequalled in earlier versions, factors that likely impressed the drivers who voted for it in the Utility Vehicle category. And when it comes to the big award of Car of the Year, the much talked about 2016 Ford Shelby GT350 Mustang rose to the top. Last year’s winner was the redesigned 2015 Ford Mustang, demonstrating that the classic model has only gotten better over the years. Autoguide.com road tester Mike Schlee once compared driving the 2016 Shelby GT350 Mustang to a religious experience, and it appears Autoguide.com voters agreed!

Between expert accolades and awards from real drivers, it’s clear that Ford vehicles have what it takes to impress all around. So whether you take your cues from professionals or customers like you, it’s hard to go wrong with a Ford, from a version of the ever popular Ford Mustang to the award-winning 2015 Ford Edge. Frankfort, Louisville, and Lawrenceburg drivers can find popular and lauded Ford vehicles right here at O’Brien Ford of Shelbyville.