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The 2014 Infiniti Q50 has the honor of being nominated for the 2014 North American Car of the Year, but it will face some stiff competition. Last year the 2013 Cadillac ATS took home the prize, and this year Cadillac returns with two entries on the long list, the CTS and the ELR. The automakers with the most entries between both the Car of the Year list and the Truck/Utility of the Year list are Kia and Chevrolet with five entries each.

The long list will be shortened to about 12 vehicles come Fall, after the 50 NACTOY jurors have a chance to drive all the vehicles. Another vote will bring the list to the top three with the winner being announced at the 2014 Detroit Auto Show.

Any snubs? Anything you are surprised to see on the list? Do you think the Q50 could win it all?

Check out the full list below.

2014 North American Car of the Year Long List

2014 Acura RLX
2014 BMW 4 Series
2014 Cadillac CTS
2014 Cadillac ELR
2014 Chevrolet Corvette
2014 Chevrolet Impala
2014 Chevrolet Spark EV
2014 Chevy SS
2014 Fiat 500L and E
2014 Honda Fit EV
2014 Infiniti Q50
2014 Jaguar F-Type
2014 Kia Cadenza
2014 Kia Forte, 5-door, Koup
2014 Kia Soul
2014 Kia Quoris
2014 Lexus IS
2014 Maserati Ghibli
2014 Mazda3
2014 Mazda6
2014 Mercedes-Benz B-Class
2014 Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class
2014 Mercedes-Benz E-Class
2014 Mercedes-Benz S-Class
2014 Mitsubishi Mirage
2014 Nissan Versa Note
2014 Porsche Cayman/Cayman S
2014 Smart fortwo electric
2014 Toyota Corolla

2014 North American Truck/Utility of the Year Long List

2014 Acura MDX
2014 BMW X5
2014 Buick Encore
2014 Chevrolet Silverado
2014 Ford Transit Connect / Wagon
2014 GMC Sierra
2014 Honda Pilot
2014 Hyundai Santa Fe LWB
2014 Jeep Cherokee
2014 Kia Sorento
2014 Land Rover Range Rover Sport
2014 Mitsubishi Outlander
2014 Nissan Rogue
2014 Nissan NV200 Compact Cargo
2014 Ram 2500/3500
2014 Subaru Forester
2014 Toyota 4Runner
2014 Toyota Tundra
2014 Toyota RAV4

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Yea, it looked pretty nice...I spec'd one out fully loaded and I think it came to $41,000. I'd never buy one though, but that's just me.

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Yea, it looked pretty nice...I spec'd one out fully loaded and I think it came to $41,000. I'd never buy one though, but that's just me.
The Cadenza is more of a full size luxury cruiser to compete with the Buick Lacrosses and Chrysler 300's I think. It just won MotorTrend's full-size comparison test.

If push came to shove, I wouldn't mind test driving one out of curiosity's sake but I'd probably would want a Hyundai Genesis sedan instead (specifically the upcoming 2015 model)..

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The 4 series sure went from proto to production quickly didn't it, or have I not been paying attention? Seems like a few months ago they said they were axing the 3 coupe then bam, here's the 4, coming late 2013.

The fact that it's even present here is scary. I have a feeling it will be _very_ good, but not as practical as most sedans. M4 anyone?

Still, glad I'm not in charge of whittling 50 down to 12 down to 1. There is a lot of stiff competition there in different segments with radically different intents. Honda Fit EV next to the Cayman S? Q50 next to the Corvette? Sheesh.
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