• Dec 15, 2006
Due to an egregious omission of the 2007 Jeep Wrangler on the ballot for the 2007 North American Truck of the Year Award, jurors are being asked to revote for finalists of the honor that's traditionally bestowed upon the most deserving truck at the beginning of the Detroit Auto Show. Voting officially closed for the truck award on December 6th, but jurors now have until next Tuesday, December 19th, to revote. According to Automotive News, jurors have 25 points to distribute among the candidates, the maximum a vehicle can get is 10 and only one score of 10 can be awarded.

The Chevy Silverado, Ford Edge and Mazda CX-7 have already been chosen as finalists, and if the Wrangler finishes among the top three in the revote, it wlll become the fourth finalist.

Unfortunately Automotive News didn't find out the reason why the Jeep Wrangler was left off the ballot, so we can only suspect a vast right wing conspiracy as the root cause (j/k). Regardless, we should find out whether or not the Wrangle makes the cut before the awards are announced and presented on January 7th at the beginning of the Media Preview days of the 2007 North American International Auto Show in Detroit.

[Source: Automotive News]


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      • 8 Years Ago
      "Please, that Jeep hasn't changed since 1980. It was left off on purpose. It wouldn't win anyway. It doesn't fit for the qualifications of a winner."

      Huh, that Jeep is brand new. Looking like a classic doesn't mean it's all old inside. Damn.
      • 8 Years Ago
      What happened to sentences, and basic grammar? And for God's sake turn off the caps.

      Anyway, the Wrangler does not have all the creature comforts we've come to expect. Nor does it have the best on road ride.

      Guess what? The Jeep was never meant for this. The Wrangler is an Off-Road 4X4, and Jeep found a formula that works. If you want a smooth, quite, refined ride, go buy a Lexus. If you want a very capable off-road vehicle, you buy a Wrangler.

      I am so sick of people demanding that every car built be designed perfectly for every person on the road. The Wrangler does what it is supposed to do, and it does it very well. So if you don't like it, move on. Jeep should be applauded for continuing to make the Wrangler a capable off-roader, for reasonable price.
      • 8 Years Ago
      The best 4x4 Ever, it isn't Only One for nothing, the best purpose bulit Four Wheel Drive ever
      • 8 Years Ago
      Thank you Will for understanding what a Jeep is and why.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Come on, there isn't even four wheel drive in the Wrangler. all it has is off road drive.
      New engine, wow a smidge more power, but a lot more weight.
      • 8 Years Ago
      How do you bid?
      • 8 Years Ago
      Lame? Accurate.
      What is the curb weight of the stripper wrangler now? ~3750lbs
      What does the fat cat model weigh? ~4350lbs
      Same engine for both, still using an obsolete 4 speed automatic, although there is a 6 speed stick if you want that.

      Where is the NVG242 transfer case, and the nvg242hd for the 'rubicon' models?

      No center differential = off road drive. Just ask any Impreza WRX, Lancer EVO, or WRX STi driver if they would give up their center differentials?
      • 8 Years Ago
      I just drove past one of these today and I have to admit, I WANT ONE!!!
      • 8 Years Ago
      Please, that Jeep hasn't changed since 1980. It was left off on purpose. It wouldn't win anyway. It doesn't fit for the qualifications of a winner.

      "You got no idea what u talking about so shhhhhhhhh"
      • 8 Years Ago
      The Jeep is NOT a truck! The Edge or CX-7, are NOT trucks! I only see 1 "truck" on the Truck Of The Year, and it certainly does NOT deserve such an award. If the award was for the most shared components in a vehicle, that would most definately go to GM.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Like this would freakin' win. Don't waste your time.
      • 8 Years Ago
      61 years, still rocking...jeep wrangler is the true winer.
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