2013 North American Car & Truck/Utility Of The Year Finalists Announced

December 12, 2012

The 2013 North American Car and Truck/Utility of the Year awards will reach their culmination at the 2013 Detroit Auto Show in just over a month's time.

In anticipation of the award's announcement, the 49 jurors--among them our own editorial director Marty Padgett--have cut their list of nominees down to just three finalists in each category.

While the car list reads much like a re-cap of our Best Car To Buy 2013 award, the Truck/Utility list is a bit more unusual.

Renamed for 2013 from just "North American Truck of the Year", the new North American Truck/Utility of the Year award aims to be more inclusive--not that the name of the award has stopped the jury from selecting rather non-truck-like vehicles for nomination and even victory in the past.

Despite the issues with the award's categorization, we can't really argue with the vehicles chosen. The Ford C-Max earned an overall rating of 7.8 from our reviewers, while the Mazda CX-5 scored a 7.4, and the Best Car To Buy-nominated 2013 Ram 1500 scored an impressive 8 overall.

The 2013 North American Car and Truck/Utility of the Year award winners will be announced at the 2013 Detroit Auto Show on Monday, January 14th.


North American Car of the Year Finalists

  • Cadillac ATS
  • Ford Fusion
  • Honda Accord

 
North American Truck/Utility of the Year Finalists

  • Ford C-Max
  • Mazda CX-5
  • Ram 1500

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