Finalists announced at an Automotive Press Association luncheon in Detroit on Wednesday narrow the field for awards given at NAIAS in January.
Read further to find out which vehicles made it to the finals.
The Cadillac ATS, the Ford Fusion and the Honda Accord are the finalists for the 2013 North American Car of the Year.
The Ford C-Max, Mazda CX-5 and Ram 1500 are the finalists for the 2013 North American Truck/Utility of the Year.
This is the 20th year of the awards, which are unique in the United States because — instead of being given by a single media outlet — they are awarded by a coalition of automotive journalists from the United States and Canada representing magazines, television, radio, newspapers and websites.
The winners will be announced at a news conference on Monday, January 14 th at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit.