The short list for the 2014 North American Car of the Year has just been announced and the new 2014 BMW X5 and 4 Series Coupe are included on this selective list.

The short list is composed of 12 cars and 12 truck and utility vehicles, including crossovers. The list of Car of the Year candidates covers a broad bandwidth of segments, from sporty coupes (BMW 4 Series, Chevrolet Corvette Stingray) and convertibles (Jaguar F-Type) to mainstream cars like the Chevrolet Impala, Mazda3, Mazda6 and Toyota Corolla.

On the SUV/Crossover list we have vehicles like the Buick Encore, Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra, and premium vehicles such as the new BMW X5 and Land Rover Range Rover Sport.


GM has three vehicles up for consideration while BMW and Kia have two entries.

The next step in the process will end with just three finalists in each category. The winners will be announced at a press conference on the first press day of the Detroit Auto Show in January.

2014 North American 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

2014 North American 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