Canadian Car and Truck of the Year Category Winners Announced
The Automobile Journalists Association of Canada (AJAC) has announced the category winners for its annual car of the year awards.
Each one of the category winners is now eligible to be named the overall Canadian Car or Truck/Utility Vehicle of the Year. The overall winners will be named at the 2015 Toronto Auto Show next February. AJAC members gathered last month to drive and vote on all of the candidates at TestFest, an even held each year to decide the Canadian Car and Truck of the Year award winners.
Starting in the small end, the 2015 Honda Fit edged out the Nissan Micra to be named the best new small car under $21,000. Moving up, the 2015 VW Golf beat out the Mini Cooper and Kia Forte5 for the title of best new small car over $21,000. In the city car category, the new Kia Soul EV bested the Smart ForTwo EV.
AJAC named the Subaru Legacy 2.5i the best new option under $30,000 over the Chrysler 200 and Toyota Camry, while the Hyundai Sonata took the title of best new car over $30,000, beating out the Subaru WRX and Toyota Camry Hybrid.
The 2015 Mercedes C300 was named the best new luxury car under $50,000 over the Acura TLX and Volvo V60. For high-end luxury cars, the 2015 Hyundai Genesis was named best new luxury car over $50,000, besting the Acura RLX Sport Hybrid and the Cadillac ATS Coupe. For the real high rollers, the Mercedes S-Class Coupe was named the best new “prestige” car over the Cadillac ELR and Escalade.
The 2015 BMW M235i takes home the title of best new sports performance car under $50,000, beating the Subaru WRX STI and the Volkswagen Golf GTI. For the more expensive fun stuff, the 2015 Volvo V60 Polestar edged out the Mustang GT and Dodge Challenger Hellcat to be named the best new sports performance car over $50,000. Finally, the Porsche 911 Turbo S is taking home the title of best new prestige performance car, beating out the BMW M4 and the Corvette Stingray convertible.
Utility vehicles are also tested out each year, and the winners are in. The Subaru Outback 2.5i was named the best new CUV under $35,000, while the Toyota Highlander took the honors in the over $35,000 category. Finally, the new 2015 Ford F-150 has been named the best new pickup truck over the Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon.
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