The Internet Car and Truck of the Year for 2010 is motoring toward crowning a winner with the help of the public at large and a select group of journalists. We announced the semi-finalists a few weeks ago, and now the finalists have been picked. While the nominees are in, the pros and consumers don't completely agree. Hit the jump for the full press release, check out the gallery we've built of the finalists and most importantly, weigh in with your own votes.

Cadillac CTS-V Coupe
  • Cadillac CTS-V Coupe
  • 2011 Cadillac CTS-V Coupe - Journalist and Average Joe finalist
2011 Ford Fiesta
  • 2011 Ford Fiesta
  • 2011 Ford Fiesta - Journalist and Consumer finalist
2011 Hyundai Sonata
  • 2011 Hyundai Sonata
  • 2011 Hyundai Sonata - Journalist finalist
2011 Kia Sportage
  • 2011 Kia Sportage
  • 2011 Kia Sportage - Journalist truck finalist
2011 Ford SuperDuty
  • 2011 Ford SuperDuty
  • 2011 Ford SuperDuty - Journalist and Consumer finalist
2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee
  • 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee
  • 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee - Journalist and Consumer finalist
2011 Ford Mustang GT
  • 2011 Ford Mustang GT
  • 2011 Ford Mustang GT - Consumer finalist
2011 Ram 2500HD
  • 2011 Ram 2500HD
  • 2011 Ram 2500HD - Consumer finalist



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OCT 25, 2010 – The Internet Pros & The Average Joes have spoken and they largely agree
on their choice of finalists for the 2011 Internet Car & Truck of the Year awards that will be
presented in December.

Consumers have chosen from American cars over imports, all of the finalists selected by voters
were from the Detroit Big Three: Chrysler, Ford and GM. The Internet Pros prefer American sheet
metal as well, in four of the six categories with Korean nameplates filling out the remaining spots.

Now it's up to you, the consumer, you are invited to go to www.internetcarandtruckoftheyear.com
and vote for your choice for the Consumer Internet Car of the Year and Consumer Internet Truck
of the Year.

Over the past few months, semi-finalists were voted in each category, the list has been narrowed
down to three finalists for each award. The finalists for the Internet Car of the Year and Internet
Truck of the Year finalists, as determined by a panel of Internet automotive writers, have also been
determined.

The Internet automotive writers, a jury of 15, from some of the leading automotive web sites, have
selected as their finalists for the first-ever Internet Car and Truck of the Year awards:

Car
Ford Fiesta
Cadillac CTS-v Coupe
Hyundai Sonata

Truck
Jeep Grand Cherokee
Ford Super Duty
Kia Sportage

Consumers, voting for the first time on the Internet at a website not dominated by OEM
manufacturing, have voted for power:

Car
Cadillac CTS-v Coupe
Ford Mustang GT
Ford Fiesta

Truck
Ford Super Duty
Jeep Grand Cherokee
Ram 2500

Internet Pros and Average Joes have divergent opinions about what qualifies for Internet
Car of the Year.

Voting by the jury of Internet automotive writers reflects respect for technology,
innovation, and, of course, power while the consumers, or Average Joes, want power,
power and more power. Voting for the Truck finalists (which includes pickups, SUVs

and crossovers) was fairly close with the writers opting for the Kia Sportage over the
consumers' choice of the Ram 2500. The truck category had the closest voting.

Consumer votes will be taken until 5 p.m., EST, Friday, Nov. 12. The winners will be
announced and presented in early December.

From now until Nov. 13, the Internet Automotive Writers will be reviewing the six
finalists for their final votes. Each juror will cast one vote in each category. The complete
list of jurors is available at the Internet Car and Truck of the Year website.

The Internet Car of the Year was created by Keith Griffin, the Guide to Used Cars for
About.com, and the National Hyundai Examiner for Examiner.com, as well as a print
automotive journalist and vice president of the New England Motor Press Association.
Marketing for the awards is being handled by Al Vinikour of Vinikour Communications
in Trenton, Michigan.


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