Honda Accord, Ford Fusion, Caddy ATS named 'Car of Year' finalists

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    Honda Accord, Ford Fusion, Caddy ATS named 'Car of Year' finalists

    Honda Accord, Ford Fusion, Caddy ATS named 'Car of Year' finalists
    Automotive News
    December 12, 2012
    by Jesse Snyder

    The Cadillac ATS, Ford Fusion and Honda Accord were named finalists today for North American Car of the Year, while the Ford C-Max, Mazda CX-5, and Ram 1500 were named truck/utility finalists.

    The 2013 North American Car and Truck of the Year will be announced Jan. 14 during a press conference before the Detroit auto show press days.

    The finalists were named at an Automotive Press Association luncheon at the Detroit Athletic Club.

    The six finalists were selected by an independent jury of 49 automotive journalists from 11 cars and nine truck and utility vehicles. To be eligible, a vehicle must be redesigned or substantially changed and be introduced during 2012.

    Seven automakers had multiple nominees, led by Ford Motor Co. with four: the Ford Fusion, Escape and C-Max and the Lincoln MKZ. Nissan North America had three: the Nissan Altima and Pathfinder and the Infiniti JX35.

    The others are General Motors with the Cadillac ATS and Chevrolet Malibu, Toyota Motor Sales' Toyota Avalon and Scion FR-S, Chrysler Group's Dodge Dart and Ram 1500 pickup, American Honda with the Honda Accord and Acura RDX and BMW's 3 series and X1.

    The other contenders: the Subaru BRZ, Mazda CX-5 and Audi Allroad.

    Full article at link.

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    Re: Honda Accord, Ford Fusion, Caddy ATS named 'Car of Year' finalists

    Anyone wanna lay odds who will win here? Betting it the Accord

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    Re: Honda Accord, Ford Fusion, Caddy ATS named 'Car of Year' finalists

    Hmm,

    Car: ATS

    Utility: C-Max

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    Re: Honda Accord, Ford Fusion, Caddy ATS named 'Car of Year' finalists

    ATS will take it.
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    Re: Honda Accord, Ford Fusion, Caddy ATS named 'Car of Year' finalists

    ATS is the obvious choice for new car; RAM 1500 will be truck winner

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    Re: Honda Accord, Ford Fusion, Caddy ATS named 'Car of Year' finalists

    I'm going with the Fusion. We need to have a poll set up to see what the GMI popular opinion is (although it should be pretty obvious.)
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    Re: Honda Accord, Ford Fusion, Caddy ATS named 'Car of Year' finalists

    Which car should win? Cadillac ATS

    Which car will win? Ford Fusion

    Truck? Yeah, the Ram 1500

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    Re: Honda Accord, Ford Fusion, Caddy ATS named 'Car of Year' finalists

    Should be the ATS. The Accord is still dull as ditchwater, and the Fusion is already looking kind of ho-hum and has the Sync issues.

    I think C-Max might lose because of the MPG controversy.

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    Re: Honda Accord, Ford Fusion, Caddy ATS named 'Car of Year' finalists

    I think the Ford Fusion will win based on the available variations of the powertrain. They seem to have all the bases covered. Although the ATS is groundbreaking for GM, considering all that went into development, it's the chasis that stands out, not the whole package.
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    Re: Honda Accord, Ford Fusion, Caddy ATS named 'Car of Year' finalists

    the amount of press "talk" the fusion bass it in the "BAG" but for actually "moving the ball forward" I say ATS and C MAX


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    Re: Honda Accord, Ford Fusion, Caddy ATS named 'Car of Year' finalists

    As much as I want the ATS to win and I really think it deserves it but I think the nod will go to the Accord and its a great car too.

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    Re: Honda Accord, Ford Fusion, Caddy ATS named 'Car of Year' finalists

    I believe the winners will be the ATS and the Ram.

    Voting started on the Autoblog.com site: Autoblog.com

    The comments on that site are interesting.

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    Re: Honda Accord, Ford Fusion, Caddy ATS named 'Car of Year' finalists

    Quote Originally Posted by yamahr1 View Post
    Should be the ATS. The Accord is still dull as ditchwater, and the Fusion is already looking kind of ho-hum and has the Sync issues.

    I think C-Max might lose because of the MPG controversy.
    Wonder if the coolant and headlight recalls will affect the Fusion's chances of winning. Probably shouldn't as neither is major, but it looks bad.
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    Re: Honda Accord, Ford Fusion, Caddy ATS named 'Car of Year' finalists

    Was the Tesla Model S even considered for a nomination? The list of contenders suggest it wasn't. If any production car deserves the honor 2013 North American Car of the Year, the Model S would be it.
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    Re: Honda Accord, Ford Fusion, Caddy ATS named 'Car of Year' finalists

    What "new" Honda? Wake me up when it gets here.

    Just because it drives so much better than the Fusion, ATS wins car. At least that's how it works in a real world

    Don't care about truck.

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