Juror Articles



NACTOY Juror Articles

Our automotive awards are unique because — instead of being given by a single publication, website, radio or television station — they are given by an independent jury of automotive journalists from the United States and Canada. Each year this unbiased jury of approximately 60 expert print and broadcast journalists combine centuries of discerning experience to determine the winners.

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Lordstown Endurance 2023, Candidata al Premio NACTOY Camioneta del Año

By Javier Mota Editor JAM Media Productions https://www.youtube.com/user/autosjaviermota La Rivian R1S 2023 es el primer vehículo de aventura eléctrico del mundo, con precio base a partir de los $78,000. Desde las calles de la ciudad hasta los senderos lejanos, explore todo tipo de terrenos en todo tipo de clima. Cualquiera que sea la aventura que …

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TCS S3-E64 – How to overcome frustrations and uncertainties of public EV charging

By Javier Mota Total Car Score Co-Host https://open.spotify.com/show/4dmMJTKRepY4x2Ho3Y6u8J TCS S3-E64 – How to overcome frustrations and uncertainties of public EV charging In this episode, we are in Ann Arbor, Michigan, with journalist John Voelcker and Matt Teske, founder and CEO of Chargeway, a company which has the solution for drivers who are experiencing how poorly …

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Is EV Range Anxiety Still a Thing? (WardsAuto.com)

  (Photo courtesy of Volkswagen) EPA-rated 250 miles of range puts ’21 Volkswagen id.4 Pro in middle of BEV pack. VEHICLES Is EV Range Anxiety Still a Thing? Very Much So I’m reluctant to count on any BEV for more than local travel. Regardless of how much range its battery is allegedly capable of delivering, …

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Matt Almond of Honda accepts the award for the 2022 Civic. Photo: Honda.

2022 North American Car, Truck, and Utility of the Year Awards: A DriveWays Report…

By Frank Aukofer https://reviewgarage.com Detroit, Michigan — The Ford Motor Co. won two of the three major 2022 United States and Canada vehicle awards Tuesday, Jan. 11, with all-new entries: the Ford Maverick pickup truck crowned North American Truck of the Year and the Ford Bronco winning the Utility of the Year award. Car of …

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Juror Comments & Voting Totals – 2022 North American Car, Truck and Utility of the Year

Learn more about NACTOY’s board of 50 independent jurors. Read the PRESS RELEASE of the 2022 NACOY Winners Announcement   2022 VOTING TOTALS   2022 North American Car of the Year™: Honda Civic -241 Lucid Air – 170 Volkswagen Golf Mk VIII (Golf R/Golf GTI) – 89   2022 North America Truck of the Year™: …

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TCS S2-56 – 2022 NACTOY AWARD semifinalists; 8 cars, 6 trucks and 9 SUVS

By Javier Mota Editor https://cms.megaphone.fm/channel/HSW8088725954?selected=HSW5337885477 In this episode we analyze the list of 23 semifinalists for the 2022 North American Car, Truck and Utility Vehicle of the Year™ (NACTOY), which includes eight cars, six trucks and nine utility vehicles. All are new or substantially new and are or will be on sale in showrooms across …

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Total Car Score Podcast . Our predictions for the winners of the 2022 NACTOY Awards

By Javier Mota Editor https://autos0to60.com/blog/ In this episode, we analyze the list of candidates for the 2022 North American Car, Truck and Utility Vehicle of the Year Awards (NACTOY), which for the first time in history includes electric vehicles in each of the three categories. Despite that, we agree that the winners for this year …

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Candidatos Premios NACTOY 2022

Candidatos Premios NACTOY 2022

By JAVIER MOTA EDITOR https://autos0to60.com/blog/ Los premios North American Car, Truck and Utility Vehicle of the Year (NACTOY) anunciaron hoy que esperan que un total de 38 autos, camionetas y vehículos utilitarios sean elegibles para los premios 2022.  

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The Future Is Not Now: Hour Detroit

By Gary Witzenburg NACTOY President   Detroit and Silicon Valley are racing to create self-driving cars, but have they set expectations too high? Original article from Hour Detroit Magazine – Digital Edition.  

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DAILY DRIVE PODCAST: 2021 NACTOY winners (behind the selection process)

Join Automotive News Publisher Jason Stein for a daily podcast series about the coronavirus crisis. He’ll speak with industry experts, insiders and Automotive News reporters about how the virus is impacting and reshaping the automotive industry. Visit the original article  & podcast here: https://www.autonews.com/weekend-drive-podcast/daily-drive-podcast-january-21-2021-2021-nactoy-winners-behind-selection Automotive News Daily Drive · January 21, 2021 | NACTOY President Gary Witzenburg discusses the …

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WE’RE INDEPENDENT

The North American Car, Truck and Utility Vehicle of the Year awards are determined by an independent and diverse group of jurors from all across North America. Read our Juror Code of Ethics

WE’RE PASSIONATE

Jurors attend launch programs for each eligible vehicle and/or receive vehicle loans, then test drive them again during a three-day, back-to-back comparison held in October for side-by-side evaluations.

WE’RE UNIQUE

Initiated in 1994, the North American Car, Truck and Utility Vehicle of the Year awards are the longest-running award not associated with a specific publication.