AJAC Canadian Car of the Year Awards Nominees Announced

Nauman Farooq
by Nauman Farooq
Our neighbors to the north apparently do more than just make maple syrup and drink beer, they annually get together to choose their car of the year. Sounds like fun eh!

The Automobile Journalist Association of Canada (AJAC) has just released its list of contestants for this years competition, which will be held in the Niagara region of Ontario.

Last year the winner was the Chevrolet Cruze. Which will win this year? The results will be revealed at the Toronto International Auto Show in February 2012. The North American Car of the Year list was published earlier this year.

Hit the jump to see the full list:

Small Car Under $21k

Chevrolet Sonic Sedan
• Fiat 500
Honda Civic Sedan
Hyundai Accent
Kia Rio 5
Nissan Versa Sedan
Scion IQ

Small Car over $21k

• Chevrolet Sonic 5-Door
Ford Focus
• Hyundai Elantra
Subaru Impreza
Volkswagen Beetle

Family Car under $30K

• Chevrolet Orlando
Chrysler 200
• Kia Optima LX
Mazda 5
Toyota Camry
• Volkswagen Passat TDI Clean Diesel

Family Car Over $30k

• Chevrolet Volt
Dodge Charger
• Hyundai Sonata Hybrid
• Kia Optima Hybrid
Mini Countryman
• Toyota Prius V

Luxury Car

Acura TL
Buick Lacrosse eAssist
• Chrysler 300s
Infiniti M35h
Lexus CT200
Mercedes-Benz C-Class C350 4MATIC Sedan

Sports Performance: (Under $50k)

• Buick Regal GS
• Dodge Charger SRT8
• Honda Civic SI
• Hyundai Veloster
• Kia Optima SX
• Mercedes-Benz C-Class Coupe
• Volkswagen Jetta GLI

Sports Performance (over $50k)

BMW 1 Series M Coupe
• Chevrolet Camaro Convertible
• Chrysler 300 SRT8
• Hyundai Genesis R-Spec
• Mercedes- Benz CLS Class
Porsche Cayman R


• BMW 6 series Cabriolet
Jaguar XKR-S
• Mercedes-Benz S Class S350 BlueTEC 4MATIC

SUV-CUV (under $35k)
• Dodge Journey
Jeep Compass
• Jeep Wrangler

SUV-CUV ($35k – 60k)
• BMW X1
• Dodge Durango
• Ford Explorer
• Range Rover Evoque
• Volkswagen Touareg TDI

SUV-CUV (over $60k)

• BMW X3
• Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8
• Mercedes-Benz M-Class

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