December 14, 2006

Finalists for 2007 North American Car of the Year announced

Detroit, Michigan – A group of automotive journalists from the United States and Canada has selected the Honda Fit, the Saturn Aura and the Toyota Camry as finalists for the 2007 North American Car of the Year. The Chevrolet Silverado, Ford Edge and Mazda CX-7 are finalists for the 2007 North American Truck of the Year.

The winners will be announced at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit on January 7th.

The awards are designed to recognize the most outstanding vehicles of the year based on factors that include innovation, design, safety, handling, driver satisfaction and value for the dollar. To be eligible, vehicles must be “all new” or “substantially changed” from the previous model.

The jurors represent outlets such as the Toronto Star, Car and Driver magazine, AutoWeek, The Chicago Tribune, MotorWeek, USA Today, Autoline Detroit,, Road & Track magazine, the San Jose Mercury News, Consumer Guide, the Boston Globe, Automotive News, Popular Mechanics and Fortune.

While more than 60 new vehicles were eligible, jurors finally voted on 11 cars and 15 trucks.

Nominees for the
2007 North American Car of the Year:

  • Chrysler Sebring
  • Dodge Caliber
  • Honda Fit
  • Infiniti G35
  • Jaguar XK/XKR
  • Lexus LS 460
  • Mercedes S-Class
  • Nissan Altima
  • Nissan Versa
  • Saturn Aura
  • Toyota Camry

Nominees for the
2007 North American Truck of the Year:

  • Acura MDX
  • Acura RDX
  • Audi Q7
  • BMW X5
  • Chevrolet Tahoe/Suburban
  • Dodge Nitro
  • Ford Edge
  • GMC Acadia
  • Honda CR-V
  • Hyundai Santa Fe
  • Jeep Wrangler
  • Mazda CX-7
  • Saturn Vue Green Line
  • Toyota FJ Cruiser

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