North American Car and Truck of the Year contenders on Driving the Nation

Which vehicle would you vote for to achieve 2015 North American Truck/Utility of the Year and 015 North American Car of the Year?

The list has been narrowed to the top 10 contenders by voting journalists from North America. The vehicles below will be voted on and one of them will be given the title of 2015 North American Car of the Year and 2015 North American Truck/Utility of the Year.

That won’t be announced till the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) held in Detroit, MI, but you can decided now. Which vehicle do you think should have the coveted title?

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2015 North American Car of the Year Short List

Acura TLX
Audi A3
Chrysler 200
Ford Mustang
Honda Fit
Hyundai Genesis sedan
Hyundai Sonata
Mercedes-Benz C-Class
Toyota Camry
Volkswagen Golf/GTI

2015 North American Truck/Utility of the Year Short List

Audi Q3
Chevrolet Colorado
Chevrolet Tahoe
Ford F-150
GMC Canyon
Lexus NX
Lincoln MKC
Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class
Nissan Murano
Porsche Macan
Subaru Outback
Toyota Highlander

Who are the jurors that vote?

Who are the people that decide which car and truck win that award? Here is the list of complete jurors that write for United States and Canadian publications, hence North American and not U.S.

North American Car and Truck of the Year jurors

The jury has just been increased from 50 jurors to 57 jurors this year. There are more women on the jury this year than in any previous year.

In January, 2015 at the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in Detroit, MI the North America Car and Truck of the Year awards will be announced. Between that time the 57 people below will be working behind the scenes, each one, on their own, deciding which car they think is worthy of the award. In January, all the votes will be counted and brought together as one to award the most outstanding vehicle of the year based on factors including innovation, comfort, design, safety, handling, driver satisfaction and value for the dollar.

North American Car of the Year Jury, 2014-2015

Jessica Anderson
Kiplingers

Frank Aukofer
DriveWays “ Freelance

Kirk Bell
Chicago Tribune and New York Daily News

David Booth
Freelance “ National Post (Canada)

Karl Brauer
Freelance “ Forbes…

Lindsay Brooke
Automotive Engineering International

Jason Cammisa
Road & Track

Sharon Silke Carty
Editor In Chief, Autoblog and AOL Autos

Dan Carney
Freelance

John Davis
MotorWeek “ PBS Network

Matt DeLorenzo
Kelley Blue Book

Denis Duquet
Le Guide de lauto

Jacques Duval
Freelance “ Le Guide de lauto, Autonet, Journal de Montreal, Mixte Magazine, Infrastructures, La Voix du Vrac, Roulez electrique.com

Paul Eisenstein
The Detroit Bureau

Lauren Fix
Car Coach Reports,Time Warner Cable News, Arise Global News, Parade Magazine, USA Radio “ Day Break,NewsMax TV,The Car Coach

Jeff Gilbert
WWJ Newsradio 950 / CBS Radio Network

John Gilbert
Freelance: newcarpicks.com, KDAL AM radio

Aaron Gold
Freelance “ About.com

Joni Gray
Autobytel

Ken Gross
Freelance: Playboy

Lou Ann Hammond
drivingthenation.com, carlist.com

James Healey
USA Today

John Pearley Huffman
Freelance “ NY Times, Car and Driver

Cheryl Jensen
Freelance: Motor Matters, NY Times

Chris Jensen
Freelance: NY Times

Erik Johnson
Executive online editor, Car and Driver

Jim Kenzie
Toronto Star

Michelle Krebs
Autotrader.com

Marc Lachapelle
Freelance “ MSN Autos US

John Lamm
Freelance “

Anita Lienert
Freelance “ Edmunds.com

Jim Mateja
Freelance “ Chicago Tribune, Wards Auto Reports, Consumers Digest

Jim McCraw
Freelance “ NY Times, Hot Rod, Vehicle Dynamics International, Engine Technology International, Super Chevy

Mitch McCullough
New Car Test Drive

John McElroy
Autoline Detroit

Joann Muller
Forbes

Jack Nerad
Kelley Blue Book

Scott Oldham
Vice President of Editorial
Editor in Chief, Edmunds.com

Marty Padgett
TheCarConnection.com, High Gear Media

Chris Paukert
Autoblog

Henry Payne
Detroit News

Mark Phelan
Detroit Free Press

Mark Rechtin
Consumer Reports

Erin Riches
Edmunds.com

Aaron Robinson
Car and Driver

Jeremy Sinek
Autos.ca.msn.com

Steven Cole Smith
motorsport.com, AutoWeek

Ben Stewart
Freelance “ Popular Mechanics, Road & Track

Alexandra Straub
Freelance “ Black Newspaper Group, Postmedia, Auto123.com

Tony Swan
Freelance “ swandrives.com, caranddriver.com, Kelley Blue Book, Popular Mechanics, New Car Test Drive

Richard Truett
Automotive News

Lawrence Ulrich
Freelance “ NY Times

David van Sickle
All About Autos

Larry Webster
Road & Track

Joe Wiesenfelder
cars.com

Drew Winter
Wards AutoWorld

Gary Witzenburg
Freelance “ AutoMedia.com

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About the Author:

Lou Ann Hammond is the CEO of Carlist and Driving the Nation. She is the co-host of Real Wheels Washington Post carchat every Friday morning and is the Automotive, energy correspondent for The John Batchelor Show and a Contributor to Automotive Electronics magazine headquartered in Korea. Hammond is a member of the North American Car and Truck of the Year (NACTOY), Women's World Car of the Year (WWCOTY), and the Concept Car of the Year.