The jurors have spoken, and of the 28 cars and 18 truck/utilities on sale for the 2014 model year, the following vehicles have been named to the short list for the North American Car and Truck/Utility of the Year awards.

The North American Car of the Year and Truck/Utility of the Year awards are given by a juror of 50 U.S. and Canadian automotive journalists, representing all forms of media, from online to print, to broadcast and radio. (High Gear Media editorial director Marty Padgett is one of the jurors.)

The behind-the-scenes voting took place last month, with a set of finalists yet to come. A final winner will be announced in January at the 2014 Detroit Auto Show.

BMW 4 Series

Cadillac CTS

Chevrolet Corvette Stingray

Chevrolet Impala

Infiniti Q50

Jaguar F-Type

Kia Cadenza

Lexus IS



Mercedes-Benz CLA

Toyota Corolla


2014 North American Truck/Utility of the Year short list


Acura MDX


Buick Encore

Chevrolet Silverado

GMC Sierra

Hyundai Santa Fe LWB

Jeep Cherokee

Kia Sorento

Land Rover Range Rover Sport

Nissan Rogue

Subaru Forester

Toyota Tundra

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