Our 50-member jury has named these six finalists for North American Car and Truck of the Year.

North American Car of the Year:
Ford Flex, Hyundai Genesis, Volkswagen Jetta TDI
North American Truck of the Year:
Dodge Ram, Ford F-150, Mercedes-Benz ML320 BlueTEC

Listed below are the vehicles eligible for the 2009 North American Car of the Year and the 2009 North American Truck of the Year.

To be eligible a vehicle must be substantially new or been modified to change its nature, such as a high-performance version.

These are the vehicles that jurors feel deserve additional consideration and a place on the ballot.
Audi A4
BMW 1 Series
Cadillac CTS-V
Dodge Challenger
Ford Flex
Honda Fit
Hyundai Genesis
Jaguar XF
Lincoln MKS
Mazda 6
Nissan GT-R
Pontiac G8
Toyota Venza
Volkswagen Jetta TDI
Chevrolet Traverse
Dodge Ram
Ford F-150
Honda Pilot
Infiniti FX35/50
Kia Borrego
Mercedes-Benz ML320 BlueTec
Nissan Murano
Saturn 2-Mode Hybrid
Subaru Forester
Volkswagen Tiguan