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2023 North American Car, Truck, and Utility Vehicle of the Year Finalists Announced

The 2023 NACTOY Car, Truck, and Utility of the Year winners will be announced in early January

  • Nine finalists in all were announced at the Los Angeles Auto Show.

  • They were selected from 26 semifinalists.

The North American Car, Truck and Utility Vehicle of the Year awards are some of the most prestigious of their kind in North America. Every year, 50 automotive journalists from an array of outlets vote on the best of the best.

This year’s crop is as impressive as always with an impressive mixed array of EVs and ICE vehicles.

“Our nine finalists for 2023 represent a diverse cross-section of this year’s best new vehicles, ranging from sports cars to powerful pickups to three electric utility vehicles – which is the first time in our history that all three finalists in a specific category are battery-electric,” said NACTOY President Gary Witzenburg. “Our jurors drew on their deep industry expertise and unique testing and evaluation techniques to narrow the field from 26 semifinalists to three vehicles in each category, which include a record-breaking six electric vehicles. The NACTOY board is grateful to our 50 hard-working jurors for their time and dedication as we head toward our final vote and winners event in January.”

The finalists in each category are as follows:

North American Car of the Year:

Acura Integra

2023 Acura Integra A-Spec 6MT | Photo: Olivier Delorme

Genesis G80 EV

Genesis G80 EV at a Shell Charging Station | Photo: Genesis
Genesis G80 EV at a Shell Charging Station | Photo: Genesis

Nissan Z

2023 Nissan Z | Photo: Dan Heyman

North American Truck of the Year:

Chevrolet Silverado ZR2

2023 Chevrolet Silverado ZR2 Bison

Ford F-150 Lightning

2023 Ford F-150 Lightning | Photo: Benoit Charette

Lordstown Endurance

Lordstown Endurance | Photo: Lordstown Motors

North American Utility Vehicle of the Year:

Cadillac Lyriq

2023 Cadillac Lyriq

Genesis GV60

2023 Genesis GV60 Performance | Photo: Olivier Delorme

Kia EV6

2022 Kia EV6 | Photo: Olivier Delorme

The final round of voting will take place from Dec. 30 – Jan. 5, 2023, and winners will be shared in early January.


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Matt St-Pierre
Matt St-Pierre
Trained as an Automotive Technician, Matt has two decades of automotive journalism under his belt. He’s done TV, radio, print and this thing called the internet. He’s an avid collector of many 4-wheeled things, all of them under 1,500 kg, holds a recently expired racing license and is a father of two. Life is beautiful. Send Matt an emai


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