2014 North American Car and Truck of the Year finalists announced

The finalists for the North American Car and Truck of the Year awards have been announced with General Motors taking three of the six spots (2 of the 3 in Car of the Year and 1 of the 3 in Truck of the Year category).

Forty-eight automotive journalists from the United States and Canada made their top 12 picks from the 28 cars and 18 truck/utilities in September and here are the final three in both categories.

The Cadillac CTS, Chevrolet Corvette Stingray and Mazda3 are finalists for the 2014 North American Car of the Year and Acura MDX, Chevrolet Silverado and Jeep Cherokee are finalists for the 2014 North American Truck/Utility of the Year award.

To be eligible, vehicles must be “all new” or “substantially changed with the winners to be announced during a news conference on Monday, January 13th at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit.

The 12 cars and trucks competing for the final three sports were:

North American Car of the Year
BMW 4 Series
Cadillac CTS
Chevrolet Corvette Stingray
Chevrolet Impala
Infiniti Q50
Jaguar F-Type
Kia Cadenza
Lexus IS
Mazda3
Mazda6
Mercedes-Benz CLA
Toyota Corolla

North American Truck/Utility of the Year
Acura MDX
BMW X5
Buick Encore
Chevrolet Silverado
GMC Sierra
Hyundai Santa Fe LWB
Jeep Cherokee
Kia Sorento
Land Rover Range Rover Sport
Nissan Rogue
Subaru Forester
Toyota Tundra


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