Deloitte logo NACTOY awards

Watch the 2021 NACTOY Awards Announcement & Q&A

The 2021 North American Car, Truck and Utility Vehicle of the Year (NACTOY) Awards™ were held on January 11, 2021 during a virtual event rather than at Detroit’s TCF Center in light of ongoing COVID-19 concerns. The presentation was held in partnership with the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) and followed by a media Q&A with representatives from the winning automakers. The Hyundai Elantra, Ford F-150 and Ford Mustang Mach E were revealed as the 2021 winners. Read the official NACTOY Press Release.

2021 NACTOY Winners

2021 Elantra NACTOY 2021 car of the year

2021 Car of the Year:
Hyundai Elantra

The Hyundai Elantra, Ford F-150 and  Ford Mustang Mach E were revealed as the winners of the 2021 North American Car, Truck and Utility of the Year (NACTOY) Awards™ presented in a virtual event held in partnership with the North American International Auto Show.

Ford F-150 2021 Truck of the Year (1)

2021 Truck of the Year:
Ford F-150

The Hyundai Elantra, Ford F-150 and  Ford Mustang Mach E were revealed as the winners of the 2021 North American Car, Truck and Utility of the Year (NACTOY) Awards™ presented in a virtual event held in partnership with the North American International Auto Show.

Mustang Mach E 2021 NACTOY Utility Vehicle of the Year

2021 Utility of the Year:
Ford Mustang Mach E

The Hyundai Elantra, Ford F-150 and  Ford Mustang Mach E were revealed as the winners of the 2021 North American Car, Truck and Utility of the Year (NACTOY) Awards™ presented in a virtual event held in partnership with the North American International Auto Show.

Press Releases

SOCIAL MEDIA-NEW ORDER-ENGLISH (2) (1)

NACTOY Reveals Finalists for 2022 Awards 

November 17, 2021
North American car, truck and utility vehicle of the year awards logo

Media contact: Brent Snavely Lambert & Co. M: 313.378.6082 E: bsnavely@lambert.com NACTOY Reveals Finalists for 2022 Awards Nine finalists for North American Car, Truck and […]

NACTOY Names 23 Semifinalists for 2022 Car, Truck and Utility Vehicle of the Year Awards™

September 20, 2021
North American car, truck and utility vehicle of the year awards logo

This year, 23 new vehicles made the list of semifinalists for the 2022 awards following a vote of the organization’s jurors. The list includes eight cars, six trucks and nine utility vehicles that are all new or substantially new and are or will be on sale in showrooms across North America this year. The semifinalists were voted in from an initial list of 36 eligible cars, trucks and utility vehicles announced earlier this year.

NACTOY Releases 2022 Vehicle Award Candidates

June 17, 2021
North American car, truck and utility vehicle of the year awards logo

DETROIT, June 17, 2021 – The North American Car, Truck and Utility Vehicle of the Year (NACTOY) Awards™ said today it expects a total of 37 cars, trucks and utility vehicles will be eligible for the 2022 awards.

As of today, automakers are planning to launch 12 all-new or substantially new cars, eight trucks and 18 utility vehicles this year in North America that meet the eligibility requirements.

Special Mentions