North American Car of the Year logoA pool of 50 U.S. and Canada-based automotive journalists from various news outlets has cut down the list for the 2011 North American Car and Truck of the Year awards to 14 possible winning vehicles in each category.

Among the manufacturers, Ford, Hyundai/Kia, General Motors, and Nissan lead with the most nominations, and the lists run the gamut from the inexpensive (Ford Fiesta, Mazda2), to the sybaritic (Audi A8, Jaguar XJ, Porsche Cayenne), to the groundbreaking (Chevrolet Volt, Nissan Leaf).


Jurors will cull each list down further in December, and the finalists will be displayed when the winning car and truck are announced at the Detroit Auto Show in January.

What car and truck do you expect to win? Check out our galleries of the finalists below, then click through the jump to place your vote for the car and truck you expect to win. If you like, you can also drop your fellow commenter a line as to what vehicle you'd most like to see take home the heavy hardware.

(*Full Disclosure: Author is a member of the NACTOY voting jury)


Related Gallery2011 North American Car of the Year Short List

Related Gallery2011 North American Truck of the Year Short List

[Source: North American Car of the Year]


What auto do you think will take home the 2011 North American Car of the Year award? (Choose one)
Audi A8171 (4.0%)
Buick Regal245 (5.7%)
Chevrolet Cruze182 (4.2%)
Chevrolet Volt461 (10.7%)
Ford Fiesta831 (19.3%)
Hyundai Sonata/2.0T/Hybrid1416 (32.8%)
Infiniti M37/M56105 (2.4%)
Jaguar XJ130 (3.0%)
Kia Optima382 (8.9%)
Mazda234 (0.8%)
Nissan Juke39 (0.9%)
Nissan Leaf184 (4.3%)
Volkswagen Jetta73 (1.7%)
Volvo S6058 (1.3%)

Which vehicle do you think will take home the 2011 North American Truck of the Year award? (Choose one)
Dodge Durango104 (2.6%)
Ford Edge267 (6.7%)
Ford Explorer887 (22.2%)
Honda Odyssey83 (2.1%)
Hyundai Tucson459 (11.5%)
Infiniti QX56100 (2.5%)
Jeep Grand Cherokee841 (21.0%)
Kia Sorento433 (10.8%)
Kia Sportage388 (9.7%)
Lincoln MKX42 (1.0%)
Mercedes-Benz R-Class24 (0.6%)
Porsche Cayenne199 (5.0%)
Toyota Sienna76 (1.9%)
Volkswagen Touareg100 (2.5%)