<p><em>Photo of XC90 courtesy of Volvo.</em></p>

Automotive journalists have named the 2016 Honda Civic and 2016 Volvo XC90 the 2016 North American car and truck/utility of the year in the annual award announced at the Detroit auto show.

The dual awards, which are now in their 23rd year, are given by 53 automotive journalists from the U.S. and Canada following judging. The group announced the winners on Jan. 11 at the North American International Auto Show.

The three car finalists were the Chevrolet Malibu, the Honda Civic and the Mazda MX-5 Miata. The Civic had 203 points, the Malibu 181 and the MX-5 Miata 146.

The three truck/utility finalists were the Honda Pilot, Nissan Titan XD and the Volvo XC90. The Volvo had 310 points, the Pilot had 111 and the Titan XD had 109.

A year ago, the Volkswagen Golf won the North American Car of the Year, while the F-150 won the North American Truck/Utility of the Year.

Originally posted on Automotive Fleet