These are the car, truck, and SUV of the year.
The North American Car, Truck, and Utility Vehicle of the Year (NACTOY) jurors have just announced their winners for 2023. Last year, the Honda Civic took home Car of the Year while Ford won the truck and SUV categories with the Maverick and Bronco, respectively. This year's winners include two electric vehicles and one gasoline-powered car.
For North American Car of the Year, the 2023 Acura Integra takes the win, beating the Nissan Z and Genesis Electrified G80. The NACTOY jurors were impressed by the Integra's reasonable $30,800 starting price and available A-Spec model with a slick six-speed manual transmission. Later this year, the Integra will get even better with a high-performance Type S variant.
North American Truck of the Year was won by the 2023 Ford F-150 Lightning, much to no one's surprise. The Lightning beat out the Chevrolet Silverado 1500 ZR2 and the Lordstown Endurance. The Silverado is a nice truck, but it doesn't move the segment forward as the Lightning does. As for the Lordstown, we cannot speak to its quality as we haven't driven it.
After winning the CarBuzz Save The Planet award in 2022, we aren't shocked to see the Lightning bring home this award. Ford proved that an EV can still be used as a truck since the Lightning shares a body with the gas-powered F-150. It packs up to 580 horsepower and up to 320 miles of range with the larger battery.
Utility Vehicle of the Year finalists included the Cadillac Lyriq, Genesis GV60, and Kia EV6 with the Kia taking home the win.
Though the Cadillac and Genesis are great, the EV6 offers one of the quickest charging speeds on the market, with a 10-80% charge taking only 18 minutes. At the top of the range, the EV6 GT model produces 576 hp, hitting 60 mph in just 3.4 seconds.