North American Car, Truck and Utility Vehicle of the Year Utility Vehicle Nomination Changed

The 2024 Kona Electric is photographed near Yucca Valley, Calif., on Mar. 15, 2023.

A change in product timing has resulted in an update to the list of finalists in the running for NACTOY’s Utility Vehicle of the Year award. Because the Volvo EX30 will not reach customers until 2024, it is ineligible for this year’s award. The NACTOY Board has voted to replace it with the Hyundai Kona/Kona EV.

NACTOY jurors will vote on the following nine finalists to decide one winner in each category.

2024 North American Car of the Year Finalists 2024 North American Truck of the Year Finalists 2024 North American Utility Vehicle of the Year Finalists
Honda Accord
Hyundai Ioniq 6*
Toyota Prius/Prius Prime
Chevrolet Colorado
Chevrolet Silverado EV*
Ford Super Duty
Genesis Electrified GV70*
Kia EV9*
Hyundai Kona/Kona EV*

* Indicates electric vehicle

The vehicles were chosen from a preliminary list of 52 eligible vehicles, narrowed to the 25 Best of 2024 at the Detroit Auto Show in September, and test-driven and evaluated at NACTOY’s Fall Comparison Drive in October. Jurors will complete their evaluations and cast their ballots before the end of the year to select the winners, which will be announced on January 4, 2024, at M1 Concourse in Pontiac, Mich.