The Honda Civic was today named 2016’s North American Car of the Year, and the Volvo XC90 North American Truck/Utility of the Year in a press conference held at the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in Detroit.

This is the second time each nameplate has won their respective awards: Civic was named car of the year in 2006, and the XC90 following the model’s introduction as a 2003 model.

Civic earned 203 points from a 53-member jury made up of Canadian and American journalists to beat out the Chevrolet Malibu (181 points) and Mazda’s MX-5 (146). Volvo’s 310 points handily outscored the Honda Pilot and Nissan Titan XD, which earned 111 and 109 points, respectively.

2016 Volvo XC90

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