U.S. News Top Vehicles Win NACTOY

Award Winners: The 2024 North American Car, Truck, and Utility awards go to the Ford Super-Duty, Kia EV9, and Toyota Prius family, respectively. 

Criteria for Recognition: The awards recognize innovation, design, and industry impact, differing from U.S. News & World Report rankings, which focus on the overall ownership experience. 

Long-Standing Recognition: The North American Car, Truck, and Utility Vehicle of the Year awards have been presented since 1994. 

Kia EV9 Utility Winner: The Kia EV9, a three-row electric SUV, secures the Utility Vehicle of the Year award for its innovative technology, cabin space, and affordability. 

EV Trend in Finalists: For the second consecutive year, electric vehicles dominate the finalists, indicating the industry's shift towards electric SUVs. 

Ford Super-Duty Truck Winner: The Ford Super-Duty pickup receives the Truck of the Year award, showcasing advancements in comfort, technology, safety features, and towing assists inspired by the F-150. 

Innovation in Super-Duty: The Super-Duty trucks depart from traditional heavy-duty models, incorporating lessons from the F-150, resulting in a well-rounded vehicle. 

Top Ranking: The Ford Super-Duty holds the top position in the heavy-duty pickup truck ranking, reflecting its excellence in the category. 


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