2014 North American Car of the Year candidates revealed

There are 28 nominees for the car of the year award and 19 for the truck/utility category

Published: July 27, 2013, 3:00 PM

The initial "long list" of candidates for the 2014 North American Car and Truck/Utility of the Year (NACTOY) awards has been revealed, with 28 nominees for the car award and 19 for truck/utility.

The winners will be selected by a panel of 50 journalists in a three-stage process. First, a short list will be established for each category. From that list, three finalists will be selected for each category in a second round of voting.

Then a final vote will be held to select the winners, which will be announced in January at the North American International Auto Show (NIAS) in Detroit.

The candidates for te 2014 awards are:

North American Car of the Year

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 Kia Quoris

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 Mitsubishi Mirage

2014 Nissan Versa Note

2014 Porsche Cayman/Cayman S

2014 Smart fortwo electric

2014 Toyota Corolla

North American Truck/Utility of the Year

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