The jurors have spoken, and of the 28 cars and 18 truck/utilities on sale for the 2014 model year, the following vehicles have been named to the short list for the North American Car and Truck/Utility of the Year awards.
The North American Car of the Year and Truck/Utility of the Year awards are given by a juror of 50 U.S. and Canadian automotive journalists, representing all forms of media, from online to print, to broadcast and radio. (High Gear Media editorial director Marty Padgett is one of the jurors.)
The behind-the-scenes voting took place last month, with a set of finalists yet to come. A final winner will be announced in January at the 2014 Detroit Auto Show.
2014 North American Car of the Year short list
BMW 4 Series
2014 North American Truck/Utility of the Year short list
Acura MDXBMW X5Buick EncoreChevrolet SilveradoGMC SierraHyundai Santa Fe LWBJeep CherokeeKia SorentoLand Rover Range Rover SportNissan RogueSubaru ForesterToyota Tundra
Chevrolet Corvette Stingray