Juror Blog



NACTOY Juror Blog

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.

Scroll below to check out the latest published pieces from our jurors.
Finalistas Premios NACTOY 2019

Finalistas Premios NACTOY 2019

El comité organizador de los North American Car, Utility, and Truck of the Year Awards anunció a los Finalistas Premios NACTOY 2019 en el Auto Show Los Angeles, tras la segunda ronda de votación de los jurados, en la que los modelos de los grupos Hyundai/Kia y Honda/Acura quedaron con dos modelos cada uno.

NACTOY semi-finalists gather in Ypsilanti, Michigan - Jurors road tested all 30 semi-finalists over two days.

NACTOY Jurors Road-Test Semi-Finalists

automotive journalists flocked to Michigan from all parts of the continent in order to drive confirmed contenders for the 26th edition of what has evolved, over the years, into the prestigious North American Car, Utility and Truck of the Year awards program, better known and recognized by its snappy, NACTOY acronym.

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2019 NACTOY Semifinalists in Ypsilanti, Michigan

Jurors gathered in Ypsilanti, Michigan 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.

Henio Arcangeli, senior vice president of the Automobile Div. of American Honda Motor Co., and the 2018 North American Car of the Year award

2018 North American Car, Utility and Truck of the Year Winners

The 2018 North American Car, Utility and Truck of the Year Awards were presented this week to a trio of vehicles deemed by more than 60 journalist jurors from the US. and Canada (full disclosure: I am a juror) to be best in their respective classes, three vehicles that each went up against two other finalists in the category.

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Volvo XC 60 wins North American Utility of the Year #NACTOY #VolvoXC60 #NewXC60, NAIAS, #AutoShows

The all-new Volvo XC60 luxury compact SUV is the 2018 North American Utility of the Year™, the second Volvo in three years to win the coveted award after the XC90 won in 2016. The announcement was made today during a press conference at the 2018 North American International Auto Show in Detroit.

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Lincoln Navigator wins North American Truck of the Year #NACTOY #Lincoln #NAIAS #AutoShows

By Lou Ann Hammond CEO https://www.drivingthenation.com/   Lincoln Navigator wins North American Truck of the Year #NACTOY #Lincoln #NAIAS #AutoShows All-new Lincoln Navigator is North American Truck of the Year – as awarded by a jury of U.S. and Canadian journalists. This marks the first time a Lincoln vehicle has captured North American Car, Truck …

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2018 Honda Accord wins North American Car of the Year #NACTOY #hondaaccord, NAIAS, #AutoShows

The all-new 2018 Honda Accord, the 10th generation of America’s most popular car, has earned the prestigious 2018 North American Car of the Year award.

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Honda Accord, Volvo XC60, Lincoln Navigator, 2018 NACTOY Winners

The Honda Accord, Volvo XC60, and Lincoln Navigator were crowned winners of the 2018 North American Car, Utility and Truck of the Year (NACTOY) awards at the 2018 North American International Auto Show.

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Every Vehicle Shortlisted for 2018 Car of the Year Reviewed in 140 Characters or Less

By Jodi Lai Editor-in-Chief of AutoGuide.com https://www.autoguide.com/ Testing for the 2018 North American Car/Utility/Truck of the Year (NACTOY) has been completed.   As the Editor-in-Chief of AutoGuide.com and an automotive journalist with 12 years of experience, I’m really honored to be part of the jury for the first time ever. Each year, the jury gets …

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The North American Car, Truck and Utility vehicle semi-finalists are announced.  Robin Buckson, The Detroait News

Detroit sedans, Tesla Model 3 missing from NACTOY honors

By Henry Payne Auto critic for The Detroit News https://www.detroitnews.com/staff/27083/henry-payne/ Correction: This story has been updated to say that Tesla decided not to participate in the 2018 NACTOY awards. Semifinalists for the prestigious 2018 North American Car, Truck and Utility of the Year were announced Friday morning, and the list is as notable for what …

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WE’RE INDEPENDENT

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

WE’RE PASSIONATE

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

WE’RE UNIQUE

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