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Canadian Car of the Year finalists revealed in Montreal

12 category winners will be eligible for 2020 Canadian Car or Utility Vehicle of they ear

Published: January 16, 2020, 11:00 AM
Updated: January 20, 2020, 3:48 AM

2019 AJAC Canadian Car of the Year Awards - The 2019 Jaguar I-Pace and Kia Stinger were the winners of the AJAC Canadian Utility Vehicle and Car of the Year Awards, respectively. Both were finalists for their 2020 category awards.

Today, at the Montreal International Auto Show, the Automobile Journalists Association of Canada (AJAC) announced the winners in each of 12 vehicle categories from which the 2020 Canadian Car of the Year and Canadian Utility Vehicle of the Year will ultimately be chosen

More than 1,200 ballots were submitted over nearly an entire calendar year by AJAC journalist members throughout Canada. The journalists test drive the qualifying entries, which for the 2020 program saw last year's category winners compete against new next-generation or significantly updated vehicles that became available in the past year.

The overall Canadian Car of the Year and Canadian Utility Vehicle of the Year, selected from these 12 category winners, will be revealed as part of the opening ceremonies for the Canadian International Auto Show in Toronto on February 13, 2020.

The category winners eligible for the 2020 Canadian Car of the Year award are:

Best Small Car in Canada for 2020 - Mazda Mazda3

2019 Mazda3 - Best Small Car in Canada for 2020 - Mazda Mazda3

Best Large Car in Canada for 2020 - Subaru Legacy

2020 Subaru Legacy - Best Large Car in Canada for 2020 - Subaru Legacy

Best Small Premium Car in Canada for 2020 - Mercedes-Benz A-Class

2020 Mercedes-Benz A-Class - Best Small Premium Car in Canada for 2020 - Mercedes-Benz A-Class

Best Sports-Performance Car in Canada for 2020 - Toyota Supra

2020 Toyota GR Supra - Best Sports-Performance Car in Canada for 2020 - Toyota Supra

Best Premium Sports-Performance Car in Canada for 2020 - Porsche 911 Carrera

2020 Porsche 911 Carrera - Best Premium Sports-Performance Car in Canada for 2020 - Porsche 911 Carrera

Today’s category winners eligible for the 2020 Canadian Utility Vehicle of the Year award are:

Best Mid-Size Utility Vehicle in Canada for 2020 - Subaru Outback

2020 Subaru Outback - Best Mid-Size Utility Vehicle in Canada for 2020 - Subaru Outback

Best Large Utility Vehicle in Canada for 2020 - Kia Telluride

2020 Kia Telluride - Best Large Utility Vehicle in Canada for 2020 - Kia Telluride

Best Small Premium Utility Vehicle in Canada for 2020 - Volvo XC40

2020 Volvo XC40 - Best Small Premium Utility Vehicle in Canada for 2020 - Volvo XC40

Best Mid-Size Premium Utility Vehicle in Canada for 2020 - Porsche Cayenne

2020 Porsche Cayenne - Best Mid-Size Premium Utility Vehicle in Canada for 2020 - Porsche Cayenne

Best Pick-up in Canada for 2020 - Ram 1500 EcoDiesel

2020 Ram 1500 - Best Pick-up in Canada for 2020 - Ram 1500 EcoDiesel

Best EV in Canada for 2020 - Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid (2019 category winner)

2020 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid - Best EV in Canada for 2020 - Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid (2019 category winner)

Best Premium EV in Canada for 2020 - Jaguar I-PACE (2019 category winner and Canadian Utility Vehicle of the Year)

2020 Jaguar I-PACE - Best Premium EV in Canada for 2020 - Jaguar I-PACE (2019 category winner and Canadian Utility Vehicle of the Year)

We will report on the overall winners on February 13, 2020.