2018 Honda Accord, Chrysler Pacifica Win Canadian Car of the Year Awards

Sam McEachern
by Sam McEachern

The 2018 Honda Accord was named the Canadian Car of the Year at this week’s Canadian International Auto Show, while the 2018 Chrysler Pacifica took Utility Vehicle of the Year honors.

The Accord was up against the 2018 Volvo S90 and V90 and the 2018 Mazda3 for Car of the Year, which is judged by the Automotive Journalists Association of Canada. The S90, V90 and Mazda3 are solid competition for the Accord, but ultimately lost out to the Japanese four-door. The new Accord also took the 2018 North American Car of the Year award at the Detroit auto show in early January.

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The Pacifica, meanwhile, beat out the 2018 Mazda CX-5 and CX-9 to become Canadian Utility Vehicle of the Year. While not all-new, the Pacifica was updated for the 2018 model year and has previously proved to be the best vehicle in its segment. The winner of the North American Utility Vehicle of the Year was the new Volvo XC60, which wasn’t nominated by AJAC.

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Sam McEachern
Sam McEachern

Sam McEachern holds a diploma in journalism from St. Clair College in Windsor, Ontario, and has been covering the automotive industry for over 5 years. He conducts reviews and writes AutoGuide's news content. He's a die-hard motorsports fan with a passion for performance cars of all sorts.

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  • Kevin Wright Kevin Wright on Feb 15, 2018

    Are these supposed experts ignoring the class action lawsuit against FCA over the stalling of the Pacifica? Not a very good vehicle to begin with.

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    • Kevin Wright Kevin Wright on Mar 08, 2018

      Don't forget about the class action lawsuit against FCA over the plastic cams teeth and other plastic pieces connected to their MDS in the Hemis back in 2014 i think. FCA tried to hide the fact these parts were killing the engines. It also effected the editor of Road & Track or Hot Rod magazine. He was in a 6 month court fight with FCA over getting his brand new Challenger in for a brand new engine after the plastic components of the MDS blew up, killing his 5.7. And don't forget about the class action lawsuit in 2015 over the TIPM system which caused the Durangos and various other vehicles under FCA to stall out. Same court fight for other people as well. So tell me why would anyone want an FCA product if you have to go to court to get sone warranty work done?