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

December 9, 2014

The 2015 North American Car & Truck/Utility of the Year (NACTOY) Awards will be announced at the 2015 Detroit Auto Show on Monday, January 12. High Gear Media’s own executive editor and NACTOY juror Marty Padgett will make the announcement.

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These are the finalists for both the Car and Truck/Utility of the Year awards, based on the thoughts and experiences of the 50 NACTOY jurors, gleaned across multiple drives of each car throughout the year.

The end result is the panel’s top choice for each category, picked from among the model year’s new entrants.

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2015 North American Car of the Year:

Ford Mustang
Hyundai Genesis
Volkswagen Golf

2015 North American Truck/Utility of the Year:

Chevrolet Colorado
Ford F-150
Lincoln MKC

Thus far in NACTOY history, the award has been handed out 21 times, with 12 of those awards going to American brands, another 4 to European carmakers, 3 to Japanese brands, and 2 to Korea’s Hyundai.

This year’s finalists were selected from the cars already rising to the top of the NACTOY deliberations in October, when the official Short List was announced. The Short List nominees can be seen below.

2015 North American Car of the Year (Short List)
Acura TLX
Audi A3
Chrysler 200
Ford Mustang
Honda Fit
Hyundai Genesis sedan
Hyundai Sonata
Mercedes-Benz C-Class
Toyota Camry
Volkswagen Golf/GTI
2015 North American Truck/Utility of the Year (Short List)

Audi Q3
Chevrolet Colorado
Chevrolet Tahoe
Ford F-150
*Ford Edge
GMC Canyon
Lexus NX
Lincoln MKC
Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class
Nissan Murano
Porsche Macan
Subaru Outback
Toyota Highlander


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