2019 North American Car, Utility, and Truck of the Year finalists


The officers and juror revealed the 2019 North American Car, Utility, and Truck of the year finalists today at the Los Angeles Auto show. The three vehicles in each category were selected from a list of 29 semi-finalists. The winners will be announced in January at the 2019 North American International Auto Show in Detroit.

Truck of the Year finalists

2019 Chevrolet SIlverado red barn
2019 Chevrolet SIlverado GM
2019 Ford F-150 black road
2019 Ford F-150 Ford

2019 Ram 1500 sunset
2019 Ram 1500 FCA

The three trucks that made the list this year are, well, the tree new trucks on the market. The Ram 1500, GMC Sierra 1500, and Chevrolet Silverado all boast new innovative features, increased refinement, and more utility than ever.

Utility of the Year finalists

2019 Hyundai Kona
2019 Hyundai Kona Hyundai
2019 Jaguar I-Pace red
2019 Jaguar I-Pace Jaguar

2019 Acura RDX blue mountains
2019 Acura RDX Honda

In a surprise, at least to this juror, the Jeep Wrangler didn’t make the final list. This year’s podum consists of the Acura RDX, Hyundai Kona and Kona EV, and Jaguar I-Pace.

Car of the Year finalists

2019 Genesis G70 blue ocean
2019 Genesis G70 Genesis
2019 Honda Insight red city night
2019 Honda Insight Honda

2019 Volvo S60 gray road
2019 Volvo S60 Volvo

Sedans now take a backseat to crossovers and utility vehicles in terms of sales, but for many this is still the segment that defines the best of the best of this year’s automotive class. And this year, that car will either be the Genesis G70, Honda Insight, or Volvo S60.

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