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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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2024 Kia EV9. Photo by John M. Vincent / U.S. News & World Report

U.S. News Top-Ranked Vehicles Chosen as NACTOY Winners

By John Vincent Senior Editor / Vehicle Testing https://cars.usnews.com/cars-trucks The North American Car, Truck and Utility Vehicle of the Year jury recently announced the winners of its 2024 awards. Unlike U.S. News & World Report rankings, which strive to reflect the entire vehicle ownership experience, the NACTOY awards are designed to honor vehicles that show …

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All-New 2023 Honda Accord: Good Enough to Win Car of the Year?

By Karl Brauer Forbes Contributor https://www.karlbrauer.com The all-new 2023 Honda Accord marks the 11th generation of Honda’s venerable family sedan, a model that first hit U.S. showrooms in 1976 as a compact car. Back then the Honda Accord was a small, three-door hatchback not much larger than its Civic sibling. But a sedan joined the …

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Breaking down the NACTOY winners on the Autoblog Podcast

By Greg Migliore Editor-in-Chief https://www.autoblog.com/2024/01/05/podcast-nactoy-prius-prime-mercedes-amg-gls-63-polestar-2-genesis-gv60/ In this episode of the Autoblog Podcast, Editor-in-Chief Greg Migliore is joined by Senior Editor, Electric, John Beltz Snyder. This week, we discuss the North American Car, Truck and Utility of the year winners: The Toyota Prius, Kia EV6 and Ford Super Duty (and Greg explains his votes). In other …

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Showing that there's still life in traditional full-size pickup trucks, the Ford Super Duty takes Truck of the Year honors.

North American Car, Truck and Utility of the Year Announced

By Matt DeLorenzo Editor-in-Chief https://tightwadgarage.com The choice of a hybrid car, traditional truck and electric utility underscores the diversity of today’s auto market. Winners of the 2024 North American Car, Truck and Utility of the Year were announced with the 2024 Toyota Prius/Prius Prime taking car honors, the 2024 Ford Super Duty pickup named top …

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The Special Life of a Very Special Car

By Gary Witzenburg Freelance https://www.witzwrites.com https://www.hagerty.com/media/driving/the-special-life-of-a-very-special-car-ch-i-touring-europe-in-65/ https://www.hagerty.com/media/motorsports/the-special-life-of-a-very-special-car-ch-ii-lets-go-racing/ https://www.hagerty.com/media/driving/the-special-life-of-a-very-special-car-ch-iii-anchors-aweigh/  

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Wheel Bearings #332 – And the Winners Are…

By Sam Abuelsamid Host https://wheelbearings.media/ And The Winners Are… This week Sam and Robbie both have large, luxury, three-row SUVs with turbocharged inline-six cylinder engines. Robbie has the BMW X7 and Sam has the Cadillac Escalade Platinum diesel. In the news we have the winners of the 2024 North American Car, Truck and Utility Vehicle …

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2024’s Best Cars and Trucks Reflect Automakers’ Generational Shift

By Joann Muller Transportation Correspondent The year’s best vehicles feature a variety of powertrains — hybrid, gasoline and electric battery. Read the full article by Joann Muller at AXIOS:  https://www.axios.com/2024/01/04/best-car-truck-utility-2024  

Toyota Prius, Ford Super Duty y Kia EV9, ganadores de los Premios NACTOY 2024.

Auto, camioneta y SUV del Año 2024: los ganadores reflejan lo que los consumidores buscan

Después de cientos de horas de investigación y tres rondas de votaciones, el panel de 50 jurados de los Premios al Auto, Camioneta y Vehículo Utilitario del Año en Norteamérica (NACTOY) 2024 anunciaron los ganadores en Detroit.

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TCS S5E1 – The Toyota Prius, Ford Super Duty and Kia EV9 won the 2024 NACTOY Awards

By Javier Mota Host https://www.facebook.com/search/top?q=total%20car%20score TCS S5E1 – The Toyota Prius, Ford Super Duty and Kia EV9 won the 2024 NACTOY Awards In this episode we take a deep look into the Toyota Prius, Ford Super Duty and Kia EV9, which won the 2024 Car, Truck and Utility Vehicle of the Year Awards, a mix …

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MotorWeek Roadtest-2023 Acura Integra

By John Davis Host /Creator/Managing Director MotorWeek http://www.motorweek.org Road Test of the 2023 Acura Integra, the NACTOY 2023 North American Car of the Year. Broadcast nationally on PBS, and on cable through MAVTV, beginning on September 17, 2023. Produced by John Davis and the staff of MotorWeek.

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