North American Car, Truck and Utility of the year revealed


The Honda Accord won vehicle of the Year on Monday at the Detroit Auto Show.

The Honda Accord, Volvo XC60 and the Lincoln Navigator were crowned as the winners of the 2018 North American Car, Utility and Truck of the Year (NACTOY) awards today at the North American International Auto Show.

The Lincoln Navigator is shown in a promotional image.

The Honda Accord won North American Car of the Year and the Lincoln Navigator won North American Truck of the Year.

Gary Gastelu is's Automotive Editor. This is the 24th year the awards have been handed out. Among the redesigned Honda Odyssey, redesigned Volvo XC60 and brand-new Alfa Romeo Stelvio, the Swede reigned supreme.

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The wins for the Navigator and the XC60 gave this year's awards a luxury skew.

The brand sold only 10,523 Navigators previous year, far behind competitors in the segment such as the Cadillac Escalade.

"Honda seems to have executed some sort of magic trick-not only is this 10th-generation Accord far sleeker and more decisively styled than its predecessor, it's somehow roomier inside, too", said Chris Paukert, managing editor of CNET's Roadshow and one of almost 60 automotive journalists on a jury that voted on the awards.

To be eligible for the awards, a vehicle had to be new or substantially changed for the current year.

Last year's winners were the Chevrolet Bolt, Honda Ridgeline and Windsor-made Chrysler Pacifica. Each judge was charged with evaluating the contenders based on factors including innovation, design, safety, performance, technology, driver satisfaction and value.