2010 North American Car (and Truck) of the Year Nominees Announced

The new 4Runner: snubbed by the Truck of the Year Awards?

The new 4Runner: snubbed by the Truck of the Year Awards?

Nothing breeds controversy like a Car of the Year award.

Perhaps the most prestigious of car awards are the North American Car and Truck of the Year Awards, set to coincide with Detroit’s North American International Auto Show held in January.

The nominees for the 2010 iteration were announced yesterday, and there are some real stinkers on the list. Not surprisingly, there are absolutely no Chrysler products nominated but lots of Japanese cars. There’s also a nice representation of Korean and American vehicles too. Finally, we learn that the word ‘truck’ doesn’t mean what it used to.

For your reading pleasure, the nominees are:

2010 North American Car of the Year candidates

2010 North American Truck of the Year candidates

Last year, the Hyundai Genesis and Ford F-150 won top honors. Which two are due to win this year? Anyone else find it odd that the Honda Crosstour shows up as a truck nominee while the all-new 2010 Toyota 4Runner does not?

-tgriffith

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