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.
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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First Look: New Trophy for 2017 North American Car Truck and Utility of the Year Award

By Lauren Fix The Car Coach® https://laurenfix.com ‘The Car Coach’ Lauren Fix on the new trophy for the North American Car, Truck and Utility of the Year Award and the contenders for the trophy in the different categories. Fox Business Original Air Date: December 28, 2016

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.