2011 North American Car & Truck of the Year Finalists Published

We are approaching the end of the year and the finalists for the 2011 North American Car and Truck of the Year have been revealed. As expected, the nominees for the car of the year award are the Chevrolet Volt and the Nissan Leaf, joined by the Hyundai Sonata which most likely will come in 3rd place. As far as the truck of the year is concerned, the winner will be one of the following: Ford Explorer, Jeep Grand Cherokee and the Dodge Durango.

The winners of both awards will be selected by a group of 49 automotive journalists and the awards will be given in January at the North American International Auto Show.

Here is the complete list of the finalists for both awards, taken from the official press release:

2011 North American Car of the Year:

Audi A8

Buick Regal

Chevrolet Cruze

Chevrolet Volt

Ford Fiesta

Hyundai Sonata/2.0T/Hybrid

Infiniti M37/56

Jaguar XJ

Kia Optima

Mazda 2

Nissan Juke

Nissan Leaf

Volkswagen Jetta

Volvo S60

2011 North American Truck of the Year:

Dodge Durango

Ford Edge

Ford Explorer

Honda Odyssey

Hyundai Tucson

Infiniti QX56

Jeep Grand Cherokee

Kia Sorento

Kia Sportage

Lincoln MKX

Mercedes-Benz R-Class

Porsche Cayenne

Toyota Sienna

Volkswagen Touareg

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