NACTOY names 23 semifinalists for 2022 Car, Truck and Utility Vehicle of the Year awards

Ford Maverick

The North American Car, Truck and Utility Vehicle of the Year (NACTOY) Awards organization announced its list of semifinalists Tuesday at the inaugural Motor Bella event at M1 Concourse in Pontiac.

Here is the full list of our 2022 semifinalists:

North American Car of the Year

  • Audi A3
  • Cadillac CT5-V Blackwing
  • Genesis G70
  • Honda Civic
  • Lucid Air
  • Mercedes-Benz EQS
  • Mercedes-Benz S-Class
  • Volkswagen Golf Mk VIII (Golf R/Golf GTI)

North American Truck of the Year

  • Ford Maverick
  • Hyundai Santa Cruz
  • Nissan Frontier
  • Rivian R1T
  • Toyota Tundra

North American Utility Vehicle of the Year

  • Ford Bronco
  • Genesis GV70
  • Hyundai IONIQ 5
  • Hyundai Tucson (HEV/ICE/PHEV)
  • Jeep Grand Cherokee (ICE, PHEV, L)
  • Jeep Wagoneer/Grand Wagoneer
  • Kia Carnival
  • Nissan Pathfinder
  • VW ID.4

What’s next

The next step in the process is an annual comparison drive that will take place Oct. 18-21, where jurors will evaluate the semifinalist vehicles before voting to select the three finalists in each group.

The finalists will be announced at the LA Auto Show on November 17, and winners will be announced in January 2022 during an event hosted by the Detroit Auto Dealers Association in Detroit.