Toronto, ON – The automobile Journalists Association of Canada today revealed the winners of its 2017 Canadian Car and Utility Vehicle of the Year awards at the opening ceremonies for the Canadian International Auto Show in Toronto.
The Volkswagen Golf Alltrack was voted Canadian Car of the Year, with a score of 772 points, beating out the Hyundai Elantra (751) and BMW M2 (742) for the top honour.
The Subaru Forester took the Canadian Utility Vehicle of the Year award with 758 points, ahead of the Mercedes-Benz GLC 300 4MATIC (753) and Chrysler Pacifica (733).
The awards were based on four days of intensive “real world” back-to-back testing – same roads, same day, same conditions – by AJAC member journalists from all across Canada, on the track, on real-world roads and, where appropriate, on off-road trails at and around Canadian Tire Motorsport Park (formerly Mosport) in Ontario. Last October.
Initially, winners were selected in eight separate vehicle categories and the winners of those categories then became eligible for the overall awards. The scoring system encompasses a broad range of parameters including occupant environment, performance, ride and handling, value, safety, environmental responsibility, market significance and consumer appeal.