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2017 North American Car, Truck, And Utility Finalists Named

2017 North American Car, Truck, And Utility Finalists Named

The much-anticipated list of North American Car, Truck, and Utility award finalists is out and for the first time ever, there is a specific SUV category.

The annual competiton recognizes the most oustanding vehicles of the year. Vehicles must be all-new or pretty much so. More than fifty vehicles competed for a spot in this year’s finalist list.  The finalists and ultimately the winner are chosen by more than 50 journalists from the U.S. and Canada.

Judges look at things innovation, design, safety, handling, driver satisfaction and value for the dollar. Until now, SUVs were lumped into the same category as pickups.

The winners will be named in early January ahead of the 2017 North American International Auto Show in Detroit.

Here is the list of the final nine vying for a top spot in their category.

Car of the Year

  • Chevrolet Bolt
  • Genesis G90
  • Volvo S90

Truck of the Year

  • Ford Super Duty
  • Honda Ridgeline
  • Nissan Titan

Utility of the Year

  • Mazda CX-9
  • Chrysler Pacifica
  • Jaguar F-Pace


Photo Credit: Volvo