Honda Civic, Volvo XC90 Win North American Car and Truck of the Year Awards


The North American Car and Truck/Utility of the Year winners were just announced this morning at the Detroit auto show.

As for cars, the totally revamped Honda Civic drove away with this prestigious award. Further burnishing this vehicle’s luster, it was also our 2016 car of the year.

On the truck/utility side, Volvo’s slick new XC90 was crowned the winner. This brand-new crossover offers swanky Scandinavian style, a muscular and efficient drivetrain and lots of comfort, attributes that also helped it win our 2016 Utility of the Year prize.

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These winners were selected from a group of six finalists. On the car side, Chevrolet’s redesigned Malibu made this shortest of short lists along with the Civic and Mazda’s ever-entertaining MX-5.

As for truck/utility vehicles, Honda’s Pilot was nominated as a finalist, as was the brand-new Nissan Titan XD and, as you’ve probably already guessed, the Volvo XC90.

These awards are handed out by the NACOTY jury, an international panel of more than 50 automotive journalists, something that makes this coveted prize all the more illustrious.

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