2019 NACTOY Semifinalists Announced

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The NACTOY jury has voted and the board is please to present the official list of semifinalists for the 2019 North American Car, Utility, and Truck of the Year Awards.

Please note — this year there are 14 semifinalists (rather than the usual 12) in the car category because there was a tie in voting for 12th. As in previous years where we have encountered this scenario, we are including both vehicles. With only three candidates on the eligibility list for the 2019 North American Truck of The Year, no juror voting was needed, and all three truck models advance to become semifinalists.

Next, jurors will gather in Ypsilanti, Michigan from October 16 -18 for a comparison drive event to test drive the semifinalist vehicles. After a second round of voting is completed, finalists in each category will be announced at AutoMobility LA/LA Auto Show, November 28 at 8:00 AM to 8:15 AM in Structure A. The 2019 North American Car, Utility and Truck of the Year winners will be announced at Automobili-D/North American International Auto Show, Monday, January 14, 2019.

Below are the semifinalists in alphabetical order:


2019 North American Car of the Year Semifinalists:

  • Audi A6
  • Buick Regal Tour X
  • Genesis G70
  • Honda Insight
  • Hyundai Veloster
  • Kia Forte
  • Mazda6
  • Mercedes-Benz A-Class
  • Nissan Altima
  • Nissan Leaf
  • Toyota Avalon/Avalon Hybrid
  • Toyota Corolla Hatchback
  • Volkswagen Jetta
  • Volvo S60

2019 North American Utility of the Year Semifinalists:

  • Acura RDX
  • BMW X5
  • Cadillac XT4
  • Hyundai Kona
  • Hyundai Santa Fe
  • Infiniti QX50
  • Jaguar I-Pace
  • Jeep Wrangler
  • Nissan Kicks
  • Subaru Ascent
  • Toyota RAV4
  • Volvo XC40

2019 North American Truck of the Year Semifinalists:

  • Chevrolet Silverado 1500
  • GMC Sierra 1500
  • Ram 1500