The long list of vehicles in the running for the 2014 North American Car of the Year and 2014 North American Truck/Utility of the Year has been announced.
Last year, the Cadillac ATS won the honors of being North American Car of the Year while the Ram 1500 claimed the title of 2013 North American Truck/Utility of the Year. Cadillac may be looking at back-to-back wins as the 2014 Cadillac CTS is on the long list for the 2014 North American Car of the Year award, though it’s up against some stiff competition including the 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray and the Jaguar F-Type. Other noticeable vehicles on the list include the new Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class, the Toyota Corolla, and the Maserati Ghibli. Both the new 2014 Mazda3 and Mazda6 were also on the list.
As for the Truck/Utility of the Year award, the Ram 2500/3500 is up for the running, but so is the Range Rover Sport, BMW X5, and a trio of Toyotas: 4Runner, Tundra, and RAV4.
It’s worth noting that Korean automaker Kia has five vehicles up on the long list (between both categories) along with Chevrolet.
The long list will be trimmed down to a short list of a dozen or so vehicles later this fall, after the vehicles have been driven by NACTOY’s 50 jurors. Another vote will then follow to narrow it down to three finalists for each category with the winners announced at the 2014 Detroit Auto Show.
2014 North American Car of the Year Long List
2014 Acura RLX 2014 BMW 4 Series 2014 Cadillac CTS 2014 Cadillac ELR 2014 Chevrolet Corvette 2014 Chevrolet Impala 2014 Chevrolet Spark EV 2014 Chevy SS 2014 Fiat 500L and E 2014 Honda Fit EV 2014 Infiniti Q50 2014 Jaguar F-Type 2014 Kia Cadenza 2014 Kia Forte, 5-door, Koup 2014 Kia Soul 2014 Lexus IS 2014 Maserati Ghibli 2014 Mazda3 2014 Mazda6 2014 Mercedes-Benz B-Class 2014 Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class 2014 Mercedes-Benz E-Class 2014 Mercedes-Benz S-Class 2014 Mitsubishi Mirage 2014 Nissan Versa Note 2014 Porsche Cayman/Cayman S 2014 Smart fortwo electric 2014 Toyota Corolla
2014 North American Truck/Utility of the Year Long List
2014 Acura MDX 2014 BMW X5 2014 Buick Encore 2014 Chevrolet Silverado 2014 Ford Transit Connect / Wagon 2014 GMC Sierra 2014 Honda Pilot 2014 Hyundai Santa Fe LWB 2014 Jeep Cherokee 2014 Kia Sorento 2014 Land Rover Range Rover Sport 2014 Mitsubishi Outlander 2014 Nissan Rogue 2014 Nissan NV200 Compact Cargo 2014 Ram 2500/3500 2014 Subaru Forester 2014 Toyota 4Runner 2014 Toyota Tundra 2014 Toyota RAV4