Semi-Finalists for 2018 North American Car, Truck and Utility Vehicle of the Year Revealed

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semi finalists for 2018 north american car truck and utility vehicle of the year

The semi-finalists for the 2018 North American Car and Truck of the Year (NACTOY) Awards have been revealed.

To be eligible, a car must be entirely new or substantially changed for the 2018 model year, meaning refreshed vehicles or new variants of existing vehicles are not eligible for the award. Some vehicles will be released to the public too late for the voting process and will be considered for the award next year (the Tesla Model 3, for example).

ALSO SEE:’s Editor-in-Chief Becomes Jury Member for North American Car, Truck and Utility Vehicle of the Year Awards’s Editor-in-Chief Jodi Lai is pleased to be one of 60 jury members this year who will be voting for the 2018 North American Car, Truck and Utility Vehicle of the Year winner. Jurors will vote based on overall excellence, innovation, design, value, significance, performance, technology, and safety. The finalists will be announced at the L.A. Auto Show this November and the winners will be revealed at the Detroit Auto Show in January 2018.

The awards this year are sponsored by Bridgestone Americas. Here is the list of semi-finalists:


2018 Alfa Romeo Giulia

2018 Audi A5/S5 Sportback

2017 BMW 5 Series

2018 Honda Accord

2017 Hyundai Ioniq

2018 Kia Rio

2018 Kia Stinger

2018 Lexus LC

2017 Porsche Panamera

2018 Subaru Impreza

2018 Toyota Camry

Utility Vehicle

2018 Alfa Romeo Stelvio

2018 Audi Q5/SQ5

2018 BMW X3

2018 Buick Enclave

2018 Chevrolet Equinox

2018 Chevrolet Traverse

2018 Honda Odyssey

2017 Jeep Compass

2017 Kia Niro

2018 Land Rover Discovery

2017 Mazda CX-5

2018 Subaru Crosstrek

2018 VW Atlas

2018 VW Tiguan

2018 Volvo XC60


2018 Chevrolet Colorado ZR2

2018 Ford Expedition

2018 Lincoln Navigator

Jodi Lai
Jodi Lai

Jodi has been obsessed with cars since she was little and has been an automotive journalist for the past 12 years. She has a Bachelor of Journalism from Ryerson University in Toronto, is a member of the Automobile Journalists Association of Canada (AJAC), and a jury member for the prestigious North American Car/Truck/Utility Vehicle of the Year (NACTOY). Besides hosting videos, and writing news, reviews and features, Jodi is the Editor-in-Chief of and takes care of the site's day-to-day operations.

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  • Smartacus Smartacus on Sep 15, 2017

    oooh this is gonna be tough to predict. Perhaps Lexus LC because it's loaded with double-joint multilink front suspension 10-speed or 4speed+CVT gearboxes rear wheel steering, 6 and 4 piston calipers