The North American Car of the Year is the Chevy Volt. The Volt beat out the Hyundai Sonata and the battery-powered Nissan Leaf.

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The North American Truck of the year goes to the Ford Explorer which beat out the Jeep Grand Cherokee and the Dodge Durango. The Explorer has now won it’s third consecutive truck of the year.

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Comments (8)
  1. Dan says:

    How can an untest, undriven car be car of the year?

  2. The Other Dan says:

    The Chevy Volt can be car of the year because: Firts off it WAS test driven by the media who named it thus. And the Volt is an entirely different car, not a pure electric, not a true hybrid. It’s technology is completely new.

  3. The Other Dan says:

    I prefer trucks, but I would love a Volt.

  4. Jimbo says:

    FYI the new Explorer is built on the Taurus, not the truck frame it used to be.

  5. Voice of Reason says:

    Whether the Explorer is on a truck frame or a car frame it is still considered a truck. What are these people somking? They all want a truck, which most will never use it the way it is desinged to carry dirt, construction equipment, etc. Not just to say I own a truck, that is senseless.

  6. brian says:

    the explorer is based on the taurus platform, it has aunibody not a full frame!!!

  7. Stan says:

    So the Taurus is now a truck?

  8. craig says:

    The government considers a truck to be a vehicle which can haul cargo on a flat surface, such as by removing or folding seats to create a load floor. The PT Cruiser is called a truck by the EPA, helping Chrysler’s average truck mileage figure.

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