#VOTY2021: The Nominees Are…

Today is the day that we present the Long List of Nominees for the 2021 Victory & Reseda Vehicle of The Year Award!

This year's Long List continues to be representative of the work V&R is doing to present these vehicles to you. Some of which are considered stalwarts in the marketplace. Other vehicles represent the latest, the greatest, and the freshest ideas for their intended consumer. 

Just like every #VOTY before it, the idea of "vehicle" is not one to put into a row of silos. Even in the face of supply chain shortages and inventory challenges, we continue to recognize the continued realities of the marketplace. 

You will find some vehicles that represent everybody – trucks, SUVs, minivans, sedans and coupes. 

To review the #VOTY2021 process so far, please read our introductory post.

Without further ado, here is the Long List of nominees for Victory & Reseda's 2021 Vehicle of The Year Award – #VOTY2021:

Acura TLX
BMW 3-Series
Chrysler Pacifica
Dodge Durango
Ford Bronco Sport
Ford F-150
Ford F-Series Super Duty
Ford Ranger
Genesis G70
Genesis GV70
Genesis GV80
Honda CR-V
Honda Odyssey
Honda Ridgeline
Hyundai Elantra
Hyundai Santa Cruz
Hyundai Santa Fe
Hyundai Tucson
Hyundai Veloster
Kia Carnival
Kia K5
Kia Sorento
Land Rover Defender
Lexus IS

Lexus NX
Lexus RX
Lincoln Aviator
Mazda CX-30
Mazda CX-9
MINI Countryman
Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross
Mitsubishi Mirage
Mitsubishi Outlander
Nissan Armada
Nissan Murano
Nissan Rogue
Nissan Sentra
Ram 1500
Subaru Ascent
Subaru Crosstrek
Subaru Outback
Toyota Camry
Toyota Corolla
Toyota Highlander
Toyota Land Cruiser
Toyota RAV4
Toyota Sienna
Toyota Tundra
Toyota Venza
Volkswagen Arteon
Volkswagen Atlas
Volkswagen Taos
Volvo XC60

What we have here are 54 nominees up for #VOTY2021. That includes all four Minivans/MPVs – a first for this award – and seven vehicles that could be classified as pickup trucks. Obviously, the largest block of nominees include 30 SUVs and crossovers. This amount for over half of the nominees on this list. 

As far as brands go, Toyota has eight nominees, followed by Hyundai with five, Ford and Nissan with four nods. Among OEMs, Toyota Motor Corporation and Hyundai Motor Group have 11 nominees each. It is worth noting that this year marks the first nomination from Jaguar Land Rover in a #VOTY competition. 

On November 12, this list will dwindle down to five finalists. You will get to vote on the finalists for #VOTY2021 on November 14. On that day, you will be your turn to cast your vote to choose which one will take home the coveted award!

Are you ready for #VOTY2021? You waited for it. Now it has come! Stay tuned for the finalists of #VOTY2021 soon!

All photos by Randy Stern

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