As an automotive journalist, I get to drive a lot of great cars. This year was no exception. Choosing favorites is never easy, but some vehicles just impress you, even months later, often becoming the benchmark against which you gauge other, similar vehicles. For me, this year, here are the 2013 and 2014 models I’ve driven that have stuck with me as great experiences and great vehicles – vehicles that went beyond the norm. They are presented alphabetically by model name.