Canada’s best vehicles for 2018: Category finalists announced

GTA Weekly
Automobile Journalists Association of Canada (CNW Group/Automobile Journalists Association of Canada)

TORONTODec. 18, 2017 /CNW/ – The voting is finished and the ballots are counted. The Automobile Journalists Association of Canada (AJAC) is proud to announce the finalists in each category of vehicle for 2018 Canadian Car of the Year and 2018 Canadian Utility Vehicle of the Year.

This year, voting was expanded to include all new vehicles available to Canadian buyers, not just those vehicles new to the market. For the first time, AJAC’s voting journalists were able to directly score vehicles against their competition, whether they were all-new for 2018 or returning popular models. Almost 3,000 ballots were cast on 182 vehicles. If we drove them, then we had an opinion on them – and we’ve passed that opinion on through an anonymous system of standardized voting to determine which vehicles are the best of them all.

The three finalists in each category of vehicle are:

Best City Car in Canada for 2018:
Hyundai Ioniq Electric
Nissan Micra
Volkswagen e-Golf

Best Small Car in Canada for 2018:
Chevrolet Bolt EV
Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid/PHEV

Best Large Car in Canada for 2018:
Honda Accord
Toyota Camry

Best Small Premium Car in Canada for 2018:
Alfa Romeo Giulia
Infiniti Q60
Jaguar XE

Best Large Premium Car in Canada for 2018:
Genesis G80
Lexus LC
Volvo S90 / V90

Best Sports – Performance Car in Canada for 2018:
Honda Civic Si
Honda Civic Type R
Volkswagen Golf R

Best Premium Sports – Performance Car in Canada for 2018:
Jaguar F-TYPE
Porsche 718
Porsche 911

Best Convertible in Canada for 2018:
Mazda MX-5
Mercedes-Benz SL
Porsche 718 Boxster

Best Small Utility Vehicle in Canada for 2018:
Honda CR-V
Mazda CX-5
Nissan Rogue

Best Large Utility Vehicle in Canada for 2018:
Chevrolet Traverse
Mazda CX-9
Toyota Highlander

Best Small Premium Utility Vehicle in Canada for 2018:
Porsche Macan
Range Rover Velar
Volvo XC60

Best Large Premium Utility Vehicle in Canada for 2018:
Acura MDX
Land Rover Discovery
Volvo XC90

Best Minivan in Canada for 2018:
Chrysler Pacifica
Honda Odyssey
Kia Sedona

Best Pick-up Truck in Canada for 2018:
Honda Ridgeline
Ram 1500
Toyota Tundra

The winner of each category will be announced at the Montreal auto show on January 18, 2018. Each of the 14 winners are then eligible to be named as either 2018 Canadian Car of the Year or 2018 Canadian Utility Vehicle of the Year, and the two winners will be announced at the Canadian International AutoShow in Toronto on February 15.

SOURCE Automobile Journalists Association of Canada

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