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North American Car of the Year


North American Car of the Year

The North American Car of the Year is an automobile award announced at a news conference each January at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit. The jury consists of no more than 60 automotive journalists.[1]


  • Example 1
  • Pre-1994 2
  • 1994-1999 3
  • 2000-2009 4
  • 2010-present 5
  • References 6
  • Further reading 7


Car Truck

Saturn Aura (Winner)
Honda Fit (Nominee)
Toyota Camry (Nominee)

Chevrolet Silverado (Winner)
Ford Edge (Nominee)
Mazda CX-7 (Nominee)



Ford Thunderbird Super Coupe
Mercury Cougar XR7
Dodge Spirit ES
Plymouth Acclaim LX


Ford Econoline


Year Car Truck


Mercedes-Benz C-Class
Chevrolet Camaro
Toyota Supra

Dodge Ram
Chevrolet S-10
GMC Sonoma
Land Rover Discovery


Chrysler Cirrus
Ford Contour
Oldsmobile Aurora

Chevrolet Blazer
Ford Explorer
Ford Windstar


Chrysler minivans
Ford Taurus
Mercury Sable
Mercedes-Benz E-Class

Ford F-150
GMC Yukon
Chevrolet Tahoe
Land Rover Range Rover


Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class
Jaguar XK8
BMW 5-Series

Ford Expedition
Dodge Dakota
Toyota RAV4


Chevrolet Corvette
Audi A6
Lexus GS

Mercedes-Benz M-Class
Dodge Durango
Subaru Forester


Chrysler 300M
Honda Odyssey
Volkswagen New Beetle

Jeep Grand Cherokee
Chevrolet Silverado
GMC Sierra


Year Car Truck


Ford Focus
Audi TT
Lincoln LS

Nissan Xterra
Dodge Dakota
Toyota Tundra


Chrysler PT Cruiser
Honda Insight
Toyota Prius

Acura MDX
Ford Escape
Toyota Sequoia


Nissan Altima
Ford Thunderbird
Cadillac CTS

Chevrolet TrailBlazer
Chevrolet Avalanche
Jeep Liberty


MINI Cooper
Infiniti G35
Nissan 350Z

Volvo XC90
Hummer H2
Honda Element
Nissan Murano


Toyota Prius
Mazda RX-8
Cadillac XLR

Ford F-150
Nissan Titan
Cadillac SRX


Chrysler 300
Chevrolet Corvette
Ford Mustang

Ford Escape Hybrid
Ford Freestyle
Land Rover LR3


Honda Civic
Ford Fusion
Pontiac Solstice

Honda Ridgeline
Ford Explorer
Nissan Xterra


Saturn Aura
Toyota Camry
Honda Fit

Chevrolet Silverado
Ford Edge
Mazda CX-7


Chevrolet Malibu
Cadillac CTS
Honda Accord

Mazda CX-9
Chevy Tahoe Hybrid
Buick Enclave


Hyundai Genesis
Ford Flex
Volkswagen Jetta TDI

Ford F-150
Dodge Ram
Mercedes-Benz ML320 BlueTEC


Year Car Truck


Ford FusionHybrid
Buick LaCrosse
Volkswagen Golf/GTI/TDI

Ford Transit Connect
Chevrolet Equinox
Subaru Outback


Chevrolet Volt
Hyundai Sonata
Nissan Leaf

Ford Explorer
Dodge Durango
Jeep Grand Cherokee


Hyundai Elantra
Ford Focus
Volkswagen Passat

Land Rover Range Rover Evoque
Honda CR-V


Cadillac ATS

Ram 1500


Chevrolet Corvette Stingray

Chevrolet Silverado


Volkswagen Golf Mk7

Ford F-150


  1. ^ "About NACTOY". North American Car of the Year (official website). Retrieved 2015-10-10. 
  2. ^ "Volt wins Car of the Year; Explorer takes top truck | Detroit Free Press". 2011-01-10. Retrieved 2011-11-26. 
  3. ^ "Hyundai Elantra wins North American Car of Year; Range Rover Evoque wins truck honor | Washington Post". 2012-01-09. Retrieved 2012-01-09. 
  4. ^ "Cadillac ATS, Ram 1500 named North American Car and Truck/Utility of the year".  
  5. ^ "Chevrolet Sweeps 2014 NACTOY Awards".  
  6. ^ "North American Car of the Year". 2015-01-13. Retrieved 2015-01-13. 

Further reading

  • Saturn Aura and Chevrolet Silverado won the North American COTY on Autoblog
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