Automobile Journalists Association of Canada (AJAC) announce 12 winners across different categories, including cars, utility vehicles, and pickup trucks, at the Montreal International Auto Show.
Winners were selected from 55 entries, and more than 1,500 ballots were submitted by nearly 70 AJAC members, who test drove these vehicles for six months from coast to coast. The vehicles were tested on the same roads and in the same conditions experienced daily by Canadian drivers.
“Our journalist members are among the most discerning and objective automotive reviewers anywhere, and not one of them takes the duty of selecting these award winners lightly,” said Mark Richardson, President of AJAC. “Canadians can look to this list with confidence, knowing that each vehicle has been chosen as being a standout in its segment by experts who understand the unique challenges of daily driving in this country.”
Following the announcement, all twelve vehicles now qualify for 2019 Canadian Car of the Year and 2019 Canadian Utility Vehicle of the Year awards, which will be presented during the opening ceremony for the Canadian International Auto Show in Toronto on February 14, 2019.
The cars also qualify for the 2019 Canadian Green Car of the Year and 2019 Canadian Green Utility Vehicle of the Year awards, which will be presented at the Vancouver International Auto Show on March 19, 2019.
2019 Canadian Car of the Year and 2019 Canadian Utility Vehicle of the Year Category Winners:
Best Small Car in Canada for 2019:
Best Large Car in Canada for 2019:
Best Mid-Size Premium Car in Canada for 2019:
Mercedes-Benz E 400 4MATIC
Best Large Premium Car in Canada for 2019:
Volvo V90 R-Design
Best Sports-Performance Car in Canada for 2019:
Best Small Utility in Canada for 2019:
Best Mid-Size Utility in Canada for 2019:
Best Large Utility in Canada for 2019:
Best Mid-Size Premium Utility in Canada for 2019:
Best Pick-up Truck in Canada for 2019:
Ford F150 Diesel
Best EV in Canada for 2019:
Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid
Best Premium EV in Canada for 2019: