Now for full disclosure, while the Elantra WAS announced as one of the final three contestants, I honestly had no idea. I picked it because I think it is a game changing car for Hyundai. The car they can't keep on the lot, and the car that is going to keep any owner VERY happy.
The voting for the North American Car of the Year is done by 50 journalists from just about every top car publication and websites. The CAR NEWSIE AWARD was picked from a jury of ME!