2014 North American Car and Truck/Utility of the year short list revealed

The list of candidates for 2014 North American Car and Truck/Utility of the Year has been whittled down to 24, a dozen in each category.

A panel of 50 jurors from across the automotive journalism spectrum voted on a larger pool of vehicles, and will pick three finalists later this year before the awards are announced at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit in January.

Car of the Year short list:

BMW 4 Series
Cadillac CTS
Chevrolet Corvette Stingray
Chevrolet Impala
Infiniti Q50
Jaguar F-Type
Kia Cadenza
Lexus IS
Mercedes-Benz CLA
Toyota Corolla

Truck/Utility of the Year short list:

Acura MDX
Buick Encore
Chevrolet Silverado
GMC Sierra
Hyundai Santa Fe LWB
Jeep Cherokee
Kia Sorento
Land Rover Range Rover Sport
Nissan Rogue
Subaru Forester
Toyota Tundra

Sadly, we're not on the jury, so we'll go ahead and make a prediction instead:

Car - Chevrolet Corvette Stingray

Truck/Utility - Jeep Cherokee

Let us know what you think in comments, and check back in January to find out how right we are, or how wrong the jury is.

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