8 electric cars, 9 hybrids, and no startup among the 2024 North American Car of the Year semifinalists.

Of the 25 finalists for the 2024 North American Car, Truck and Utility Vehicle Awards, more than half are electric vehicles.

13 September 2023 at 17:35

The North American Car, Truck and Utility Vehicle (NACTOY) Awards jury has revealed its list of 25 semifinalists for its annual award. The candidates include 10 cars, 10 multi-use vehicles and five trucks.

The list was selected from a total of 52 eligible vehicles, and the finalists were announced at the Detroit Auto Show. Now, the list will be further winnowed, until each category has only three finalists, which will be announced in November, on November 16 in Los Angeles.

Currently, the list contains eight electric cars, including the BMW i5, Hyundai Ioniq 6, Chevrolet Silverado EV, Chevrolet Blazer, Chevrolet Equinox EV, Genesis Electrified GV70, Kia EV9, and Volvo EX30.

Cars, Trucks and Utility Vehicles in North America for 2024:


  • BMW fifth category
  • BMW i5
  • Chevy Corvette E-Ray
  • Ford Mustang
  • Honda Accord
  • Hyundai IONIQ 6
  • Subaru Impreza
  • Toyota Crown
  • Toyota GR Corolla
  • Toyota Prius / Prius Prime


  • Chevrolet Colorado
  • Chevrolet Silverado EV
  • Ford Ranger
  • Ford Super Duty
  • GMC Canyon


  • Chevrolet Blazer EV
  • Chevrolet Equinox EV
  • Dodge Hornet
  • Genesis electrified GV70
  • Honda Pilot
  • Hyundai Kona
  • Let EV9
  • Mazda CX90
  • Toyota Grand Highlander
  • Volvo EX30

In addition, there are also a number of hybrid vehicles that made it to the finalists. These include the Toyota Prius/Prius Prime, Chevrolet Corvette e-Ray, Dodge Hornet, Mazda CX90, Toyota Grand Highlander, Toyota Crown, BMW 5-series, Honda Accord, and Hyundai Kona (many of which are also available as ICE-only vehicles). The full list of winners can be found above.

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Finalists will be evaluated by a 50-member judging panel. NACTOY claims that because these jurors have a diverse range of preferences, viewpoints and judging criteria, they come together to create a group of experts whose opinions represent a fair and impartial view of the automotive world.

Jurors will be given the opportunity to drive all of the vehicles on this list on a comparison ride in Michigan later this year. The final winners of this year’s Car, Truck and Utility Vehicle Awards will be announced in Detroit on January 4, 2024.

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