Looks like the Ford Explorer beat out the Grand Cherokee as truck of the year
DETROIT — The Chevrolet Volt plug-in electric car, the centerpiece of General Motors’ comeback, was named 2011 North American Car of the Year at the Detroit auto show Monday.
The Volt, which already won the 2011 Green Car of the Year and Motor Trend Magazine's Car of the Year, edged out the Nissan Leaf and the Hyundai Sonata to win the award.
Ford Motor Co's latest incarnation of its Explorer sport utility vehicle was named 2011 Truck of the Year, edging out the Jeep Grand Cherokee and the Dodge Durango.
It was the third year in a row that Ford claimed the truck award.
Forty-nine auto journalists from the U.S. and Canada made the picks. The vehicles are judged on innovation, design, safety, handling, driver satisfaction and value.