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AJAC 2019 Canadian Car and Utility Vehicle of the Year Category Finalists Announced!


The Automobile Journalists Association of Canada (AJAC) has just announced the three finalists in each of the 12 vehicle categories that will ultimately determine the 2019 Canadian Car of the Year and Utility Vehicle of the Year.

More than 1,500 ballots were submitted by AJAC journalist members, who collectively comprise the most esteemed group of professional automotive media in Canada. Journalists drove the qualifying entries, which for the 2019 program saw last year’s category winners compete against next-generation or significantly updated vehicles, on the same roads and in the same conditions.

Here are the 2019 Canadian Car and Utility Vehicle of the Year Category Finalists:

Small Car:
Honda Insight
Kia Forte
Toyota Corolla Hatchback

Large Car:
Kia Stinger
Mazda6
Toyota Avalon

Mid-Size Premium Car:
Genesis G70
Mercedes-Benz C 300 4MATIC Wagon
Mercedes-Benz E 400 4MATIC 

Large Premium Car:
Lexus LS
Volvo V90 R-Design 

Sports-Performance Car:
Ford Mustang
Mazda MX-5
Volkswagen Golf R

Small Utility:
Hyundai Kona
Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross
Nissan Kicks 

Mid-Size Utility:
Jeep Cherokee
Mazda CX-5
Subaru Forester 

Large Utility
Hyundai Santa Fe
Mazda CX-9
Subaru Ascent 

Mid-Size Premium Utility:
Acura RDX
Alfa Romeo Stelvio
Infiniti QX50

Pick-up:
Chevrolet Silverado 1500
Ford F150 Diesel
Ram 1500

EV:
Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid
Nissan LEAF
Volkswagen e-Golf 

Premium EV:
Jaguar I-PACE
Volvo S90 T8
Volvo XC60 T8

Winners will be revealed at the Montreal International Auto Show on January 17, 2019. The overall winners will be known at the Canadian International Auto Show in Toronto on February 14, 2019, while the Canadian Green Car and Utility Vehicle of the Year awards will be presented at the Vancouver International Auto Show on Tuesday, March 19, 2019.

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Matt St-Pierre
Trained as an Automotive Technician, Matt has two decades of automotive journalism under his belt. He’s done TV, radio, print and this thing called the internet. He’s an avid collector of many 4-wheeled things, all of them under 1,500 kg, holds a recently expired racing license and is a father of two. Life is beautiful. Send Matt an emai

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