To be eligible for the award, the vehicle must be new or substantially changed.
The North American Car of the Year and North American Truck of the Year will be awarded at the Detroit Auto Showin early January.
Car of the Year Finalists:
- MSRP $17,295
- Mileage: 26 City/36 Highway
- Assembled: Wayne, Michigan
The Focus was re-designed for 2012 and the result is a compact car that combines improved fuel economy with a more youthful feeling. The Focus is Ford’s fourth best-selling vehicle. The 2012 model is a top safety pick by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.