2014 North American Car of the Year Long List Announced

Jason Siu
by Jason Siu

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

Jason Siu
Jason Siu

Jason Siu began his career in automotive journalism in 2003 with Modified Magazine, a property previously held by VerticalScope. As the West Coast Editor, he played a pivotal role while also extending his expertise to Modified Luxury & Exotics and Modified Mustangs. Beyond his editorial work, Jason authored two notable Cartech books. His tenure at AutoGuide.com saw him immersed in the daily news cycle, yet his passion for hands-on evaluation led him to focus on testing and product reviews, offering well-rounded recommendations to AutoGuide readers. Currently, as the Content Director for VerticalScope, Jason spearheads the content strategy for an array of online publications, a role that has him at the helm of ensuring quality and consistency across the board.

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