2014 North American Car of the Year - Long List

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    Oct 18, 2013 5:27 PM GMT
    http://www.autoblog.com/2013/07/23/2014-north-american-car-and-truck-utility-of-the-year-long-list/

    Interesting how they assemble the NACTOY's 50-strong juror pool voters for this award.

    Anyway, the long list is below

    2014 NORTH AMERICAN CAR OF THE YEAR LONG LIST

    2014 Acura RLX
    2014 BMW 4 Series
    2014 Cadillac CTS
    2014 Cadillac ELR
    2014 Chevrolet Corvette
    2014 Chevrolet Impala
    2014 Chevrolet Spark EV
    2014 Chevy SS
    2014 Fiat 500L and E
    2014 Honda Fit EV
    2014 Infiniti Q50
    2014 Jaguar F-Type
    2014 Kia Cadenza
    2014 Kia Forte, 5-door, Koup
    2014 Kia Soul
    2014 Lexus IS
    2014 Maserati Ghibli
    2014 Mazda3
    2014 Mazda6
    2014 Mercedes-Benz B-Class
    2014 Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class
    2014 Mercedes-Benz E-Class
    2014 Mercedes-Benz S-Class
    2014 Mini Paceman
    2014 Mitsubishi Mirage
    2014 Nissan Versa Note
    2014 Porsche Cayman/Cayman S
    2014 Smart fortwo electric
    2014 Toyota Corolla


    2014 NORTH AMERICAN TRUCK/UTILITY OF THE YEAR LONG LIST

    2014 Acura MDX

    2014 BMW X5
    2014 Buick Encore
    2014 Chevrolet Silverado
    2014 Ford Transit Connect / Wagon
    2014 GMC Sierra
    2014 Honda Pilot
    2014 Hyundai Santa Fe LWB
    2014 Jeep Cherokee
    2014 Kia Sorento
    2014 Land Rover Range Rover Sport
    2014 Mitsubishi Outlander
    2014 Nissan Rogue
    2014 Nissan NV200 Compact Cargo
    2014 Ram 2500/3500
    2014 Subaru Forester
    2014 Toyota 4Runner
    2014 Toyota Tundra
    2014 Toyota RAV4
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    Oct 18, 2013 5:28 PM GMT
    And the short list

    http://www.autoblog.com/2013/10/01/2014-north-american-car-and-truck-utility-of-the-year-award-short-list/

    2014 North American Car of the Year short list: BMW 4 Series

    Cadillac CTS
    Chevrolet Corvette Stingray
    Chevrolet Impala
    Infiniti Q50
    Jaguar F-Type
    Kia Cadenza
    Lexus IS
    Mazda3
    Mazda6
    Mercedes-Benz CLA
    Toyota Corolla


    2014 North American Truck/Utility of the Year short list: Acura MDX

    BMW X5
    Buick Encore
    Chevrolet Silverado
    GMC Sierra
    Hyundai Santa Fe LWB
    Jeep Cherokee
    Kia Sorento
    Land Rover Range Rover Sport
    Nissan Rogue
    Subaru Forester
    Toyota Tundra
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    Oct 18, 2013 5:32 PM GMT
    And now time for your vote.

    Mine is real difficult

    Cadillac CTS
    Corvette
    Impala

    I can't decide between the above three.

    For truck / SUV, I don't have a choice yet.
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    Oct 18, 2013 6:50 PM GMT
    Nice to see Jaguar and Land Rover up there.
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    Oct 18, 2013 6:57 PM GMT
    I think/predict for the car it will be the Corvette. The ATS won last year so I don't think they will pick the CTS without looking like shills. So I think the Vette first and the new PIMPala second.

    For truck, being the GM shill that I am, it would be the Silverado. However, IMO they didn't push far enough on the new styling, and yes, even on a truck these days design means something. Nothing on the list that I like. My favorite SUV is still the Grand Chick.
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    Oct 19, 2013 6:15 PM GMT
    Ex_Mil8 saidNice to see Jaguar and Land Rover up there.


    Yes, 2 of the most unreliable brands out there! Nice to look at but complete crap. You'd be better off with the Caddy..
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    Oct 19, 2013 6:29 PM GMT
    My vote is simple: Cadillac CTS and Chevy Silverado.
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    Oct 19, 2013 7:29 PM GMT
    FastlaneKid saidMy vote is simple: Cadillac CTS and Chevy Silverado.


    I don't think the CTS will this year since the ATS got it last year. I think the vote will be the new Vette and Silverado.
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    Oct 19, 2013 9:46 PM GMT
    Really surprised to see the Acura RLX on the list. I'm a Honda fan, but I think the Acura brand has been pretty stagnant for the past 5+ years. They need to start offering V8 RWD or AWD cars to compete with the other luxury brands.
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    Oct 19, 2013 11:39 PM GMT
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    Ex_Mil8 saidNice to see Jaguar and Land Rover up there.


    Yes, 2 of the most unreliable brands out there! Nice to look at but complete crap. You'd be better off with the Caddy..


    Once upon a time perhaps. They are now among the most reliable brands out there.

    Jaguar tops the JD Power satisfaction survey 2013
    Jaguar has been named the best manufacturer in the 2013 JD Power customer satisfaction survey.
    Jaguar's victory came off the back of the Jaguar XF, which finished third overall in the entire survey, as owners rated it as "excellent" in every area. In particular they praised reliability, dealership service and servicing and repair work.

    http://www.autocar.co.uk/car-news/motoring/jaguar-tops-jd-power-satisfaction-survey-2013

    Land Rover came in 6th place, which is pretty good too.
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    Oct 20, 2013 3:54 AM GMT
    Really, Jaguar is right where they always are

    http://autos.jdpower.com/ratings/dependability-press-release.htm

    Same goes for Land Rover
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    Oct 20, 2013 7:00 AM GMT
    Can't argue with that, but it is somewhat at odds with the customer satisfaction survey.
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    Oct 20, 2013 1:57 PM GMT
    If you're trying to measure what breaks then the Initial Quality Survey, which puts a number on the first 90 days, and the vehicle dependability survey which does pretty much the same after three years of use.

    The Satisfaction Survey is something in the UK market and not the US. The closest here is called the New Car Appeal Survey, which really has little to do with what breaks.
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    Oct 20, 2013 8:00 PM GMT
    I don't even consider the JD Powers surveys when looking for a car or suggesting one to a friend. You'll get real and honest user feedback from car forums.
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    Oct 20, 2013 8:06 PM GMT
    xrichx saidI don't even consider the JD Powers surveys when looking for a car or suggesting one to a friend. You'll get real and honest user feedback from car forums.


    It's a big bunch of marketing bullshit .... almost like the old old old Motor Twit car of the year crap. I use the road test from those I trust, Car and Driver, Road and Track and Automobile primarily and then various consumer reviews and lastly, drag racing road racing results from bran specific enthusiast forums.

    I didn't buy my current G8 until I saw results coming from drag strips all over the country.
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    Oct 24, 2013 2:08 AM GMT
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    FastlaneKid saidMy vote is simple: Cadillac CTS and Chevy Silverado.


    I don't think the CTS will this year since the ATS got it last year. I think the vote will be the new Vette and Silverado.


    Which one is going to be nominated the current CTS or the upcoming CTS?
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    Oct 24, 2013 5:46 AM GMT
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    freedomisntfree said
    FastlaneKid saidMy vote is simple: Cadillac CTS and Chevy Silverado.


    I don't think the CTS will this year since the ATS got it last year. I think the vote will be the new Vette and Silverado.


    Which one is going to be nominated the current CTS or the upcoming CTS?


    Of course not in re the previous one. The all new 2014. And "going to be" is already done and it's on the shortlist.