VOTY '13: The Long List Revealed!

2013 Nissan Juke NISMO
A sneak peek…and that's it! Photo by Randy Stern

You have waited long enough! Here are the following vehicle candidates that are being considered for the 2013 Victory & Reseda Vehicle of the Year Award…

Acura RDX
Acura RLX
Buick Enclave
Cadillac ATS
Cadillac XTS
Chevrolet Spark
Chrysler 200
Chrysler 300
Dodge Durango
Dodge Grand Caravan
Ford Escape
Ford Explorer
Ford Fusion
GMC Terrain
Honda Accord
Hyundai Santa Fe
Infiniti JX35/QX60
Jeep Wrangler
Kia Optima
Kia Sorento
Lexus ES
Lexus GS
Lexus LS
Lexus RX
Lincoln MKZ
Mazda CX-5
Mazda CX-9
Mitsubishi Outlander Sport
Nissan Altima
Nissan Juke
Nissan Pathfinder
Nissan Sentra
Ram 1500
Scion FR-S
Toyota Avalon
Toyota Corolla
Volkswagen CC
Volkswagen Tiguan

These 39 vehicles now compete on a level playing field. All have been reviewed at a week at a time and was subjected to similar evaluation criteria. Now, the scores are being compiled and the panel has reconvened towards naming this year's VOTY.

You can reference the guidelines for consideration, along with the procedure and timeline of the award by re-reading this post from last month.

The next step is to whittle down this Long List onto a Short List of five nominees. This will be announced on November 17 when the polls open on SurveyMonkey.com. That is where you come in – to finally seal the deal for one special vehicle. It will be announced on November 29 after the polls close for this year's VOTY.

Here we go…for the seventh time a VOTY will be named. Which vehicle will it be? Follow along and we will get there. And, don't forget to vote starting November 17th!

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