The Denver Auto Show, the third-oldest automotive show in the nation and the largest in the Intermountain West, features many great displays and updates from manufacturers this year including the unveiling of the all-new Chevrolet High Country HD pickup truck (we have video and more coming soon).

At the Charity Preview Party, the night before the show opens to the press and then the public at large, the Rocky Mountain Automotive Press (RMAP), issues awards for the car, truck and SUV of the year as voted on by the journalists who have membership in RMAP, including myself.

This year, the awards, which are much-coveted by manufacturers and their dealers in the Rocky Mountain West, were given to those vehicles that journalists believed were the best value in terms of performance, fuel economy, comfort and safety as an overall package.

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The 2014 Rocky Mountain Car of the Year went to the 2014 Lexus IS250/350 for its advanced design and technology.

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The 2014 Rocky Mountain Truck of the Year went to the 2014 Chevrolet Silverado for its range of efficient and powerful engines and advanced construction.

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The 2014 Rocky Mountain SUV of the Year (which includes crossovers) went to the 2014 Jeep Cherokee for its exceptional efficiency while retaining the legendary Jeep offroad capability.

All winners are displayed within the Denver Auto Show this year and noted by tribute banners from RMAP to commemorate their new status.

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An automotive enthusiast for most of his adult life, Aaron has worked in and around the industry in many ways. He is an accredited member of the Rocky Mountain Automotive Press (RMAP), the Midwest Automotive Media Association (MAMA), and freelances as a writer and journalist around the Web and in print. You can find his portfolio at AaronOnAutos.com.

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