Automotive Awards

Toyota products again judged tops in value

Vincentric hands out 2018 Best Value in Canada awards to top brands, models

Toyota scored highest with 12 model category wins and 2 brand awards; BMW judged tops in luxury and 5 models; Honda, Ford had brand and 4 model-wins each. Read More

Auto Awards Auto Industry Car Buying May 31, 2018, 9:25 AM

Vincentric hands out first Certified Pre-Owned awards

Vincentric Best CPO Value in Canada awards recognize strong CPO programs Read More

Used Cars Auto Awards Apr 2, 2018, 2:30 AM

Volvo XC60 is World Car of the Year for 2018

Winners in six World Car Award classes were revealed at New York Auto Show Read More

Auto Awards New Cars Auto Shows Mar 28, 2018, 2:00 PM

J.D. Power's 11 Most Dependable Auto Brands

2018 survey involved almost 37,000 owners of 3-year-old models Read More

Auto Awards Car Buying Car Care Mar 8, 2018, 12:55 PM


World Car Awards announces ‘Top Three in the World’

Top-three finalists in six World Car Award classes revealed at Geneva auto show Read More

Auto Shows Auto Awards New Cars Mar 6, 2018, 7:40 AM

Volvo’s Samuelsson is first 'World Car Person of the Year'

Volvo Group president and CEO is the first to receive prestigious new award

New World Car award, presented at the Geneva International Motor Show, is intended to recognize the most worthy individual in the industry, worldwide. Read More

Jeep officialy attains "Cult" status

Jeep brand honoured at annual Gathering held by Society of Cult Brands

Jeep received recognition for 2018, along with other brands such as Beats by Dr. Dre, Gatorade, Jack Daniel’s, PlayStation and Snickers, among others. Read More

Auto Awards Car Nuts Feb 26, 2018, 10:30 PM

J.D. Power study reveals 10 least-reliable auto brands

FCA brands claim five of the 10-worst rankings in the dependability study

J.D. Power study ranks car brands annually in terms of dependability after three years of use, so these 2018 rankings are based on 2015 models. Read More

Used Cars Auto Awards Feb 22, 2018, 10:45 AM


Best new automotive technologies for 2018

GM, Lexus and Toyota share AJAC’s Best New Innovation awards

The Automobile Journalists Association of Canada revealed the winners of its annual awards for Safety, Green and Overall automotive innovation. Read More

Auto Awards Auto Technology Car Safety Feb 21, 2018, 3:55 PM

Accord and Pacifica claim 2018 Canadian Car awards

Annual AJAC award winners reflect changes in the program’s judging process

The Automobile Journalists Association of Canada revealed its annual top award winners at the 2018 Canadian International Auto Show Read More

Auto Awards Auto Shows New Cars Feb 15, 2018, 4:15 AM

Toyotas dominate 2018 Best Retained Value Awards

Toyota won Canadian Black Book’s Overall Brand Award for both cars and trucks

New models traditionally lose 20% of their worth in the first year of ownership and half of a vehicle’s value can evaporate after just three years. Read More

Auto Awards Used Cars Feb 13, 2018, 2:00 AM

Chevrolet Silverado HD is 2018 Canadian Truck King

Ford F-150 and Chevrolet Colorado also earn Truck King Challenge honours

Now in its 11th year, the Canadian Truck King Challenge compares contenders back-to-back in a real-world testing regime to determine which is best. Read More

Auto Awards New Cars Feb 6, 2018, 11:25 AM


AJAC Best-in-Class Winners for 2018

AJAC announces Best-in-Class winners for 2018 in 14 vehicle categories

Each of the category winners is eligible for the Canadian Car or Utility/Truck of the Year award, to be presented at the CIAS on February 15, 2018. Read More

Auto Awards Auto Shows New Cars Jan 19, 2018, 9:45 AM

2018 NACTOY award winners – the details

Honda Accord, Volvo XC60 and Lincoln Navigator scoop 25th annual awards

The winners were chosen by an independent jury of 59 established automotive journalists from across Canada and the United States. Read More

Auto Awards New Cars Jan 15, 2018, 11:30 AM

4 electrified powertrains make Wards Top-10 Engines

EV, fuel-cell and two hybrids make the cut; no Germans represented

WardsAuto's Top-10 recognizes new or significantly altered powertrains in vehicles with MSRPs lower than $63,000 US, as well as winners from last year. Read More

Auto Awards Auto Technology Dec 14, 2017, 11:30 AM

Volvo XC60 Wins Japan’s Car of the Year award

The XC60 beat out the BMW 5 Series and Toyota Camry for Japan’s top auto award

In a monumental battle for the country’s most coveted car trophy, the Volvo XC60 came from behind to capture the Car of the Year Japan award. Read More

Auto Awards New Cars Dec 11, 2017, 6:20 AM


Ford F-150 wins Motor Trend Truck of the Year again

Ford pickups have won top prize six times in award's 31-year history

Full-sized pickup wins prestigious award 2 years in a row, following last year's win by the 2017 Super Duty, marking the third straight back-to-back win. Read More

Auto Awards Nov 27, 2017, 10:00 PM

Honda desirability rates high with consumers, critics

Online resource Edmunds awards first Most Wanted awards in 16 segments

Most Wanted awards feature unique rating system that weighs vehicle performance in the retail marketplace and the opinions of Edmunds’ editorial team. Read More

Auto Awards Nov 18, 2017, 9:30 PM

Marc Lachapelle is AJAC Automotive Journalist of the Year

Autofile contributors claim seven awards at AJAC’s annual Journalism Awards ceremony

Marc Lachapelle is now one of just four three-time winners of this most prestigious award and a top-three finisher seven times. Read More

Testing is underway for North American Car of the Year

Continent-wide, independent, journalist-organized program evolves with 2018 crop

Testing of the 29 vehicles vying for top honours in the annual North American Car, Truck and Utility of the Year (NACTOY) program has begun. Read More

New Cars Auto Awards Oct 20, 2017, 8:40 AM


Candidates revealed for World Car 2018

The Road to World Car 2018 began today at the Frankfurt Motor Show

The Road to World Car 2018 began today at the Frankfurt Motor Show with the release of a preliminary list of candidates in six categories. Read More

New Cars Auto Awards Sep 12, 2017, 7:20 AM

Korean brands top the reliability/durability charts – in Germany!

There are some surprising absences near the top of the list and inclusions near the bottom

Kia and BMW are at opposite ends of the reliability/durability rankings and not in the order one might expect based on their prices. Read More

Used Cars Auto Awards Auto Industry Jul 27, 2017, 12:55 PM

10 best auto brands for new-vehicle quality

Kia maintains its #1 J.D. Power IQS ranking for a second consecutive year

Overall new-vehicle quality is at the highest level ever according to the 2017 iteration of J.D. Power’s Initial Quality Study (IQS). Read More

New Cars Auto Awards Jun 27, 2017, 3:20 PM

J.D. Power’s 10 Poorest Brands for Initial Quality – 2017

There are some surprises in the brand names near the bottom of the 2017 IQS survey

There’s a huge deviation in the sum of reported problems by brand – from 72 problems per 100 vehicles for the best to 163 for the poorest. Read More

New Cars Auto Awards Jun 22, 2017, 10:30 AM


Volvo recognized by NHTSA for safety record

Computer Aided Engineering captures and replicates real-life crashes

Volvo has been collecting data from real-world crashes since 1970, with the aim of better understanding and addressing real-life traffic safety needs. Read More

Auto Awards Car Safety Jun 7, 2017, 10:30 PM

McLaren Toronto named tops in North America

Pfaff Group dealership will vie with four others for overall global title

Dealership beat out 19 North American locations in Retailer of the Year program that rates dealers on sales, customer service, aftersales and marketing. Read More

Auto Awards Apr 25, 2017, 9:20 AM

Mini tops list of top British vehicles of all time

Top 10 a diverse bunch, with city cars, roadsters, SUVs and supercars

When results were tabulated, the original Mini topped the list that included the Aston Martin DB5, Jaguar E-Type, Land Rover Defender and McLaren F1. Read More

Jaguar F-Pace is double World Car Awards winner

F-Pace takes 2017 World Car of the Year and World Car Design of the Year trophies

Jaguar won the top World Car of the Year award plus one other while BMW, Mercedes-Benz, Porsche and Toyota claimed one each. Read More

New Cars Auto Awards Auto Industry Apr 12, 2017, 10:05 AM


Toyota sweeps 2017 AJAC Canadian Green Car awards

Prius and RAV4 Hybrid take AJAC’s top awards for environmentally friendly vehicles

The 2017 Toyota Prius is the AJAC Canadian Green Car of the Year and the RAV4 Hybrid is the Green Utility Vehicle of the Year. Read More

New Cars Auto Awards Green Cars Mar 29, 2017, 6:15 AM

10 car brands you can (usually) count on for dependability

On average, dependability across the industry has declined the past two years

J.D. Power’s annual Vehicle Dependability Study ranks 31 automotive brands according to problems reported by owners of three-year-old vehicles. Read More

Used Cars Auto Awards Car Buying Mar 15, 2017, 11:00 AM

World Car Awards reveals ‘Top Three in the World’ finalists

Winners in six categories to be revealed at the New York International Auto Show

Winners will be chosen for World Car of the Year, World Luxury Car, World Performance Car, World Green Car, World Urban Car and World Car Design. Read More

New Cars Auto Shows Auto Awards Mar 8, 2017, 4:45 AM

The 10 least-dependable car brands

J.D. Power ranks car brands in terms of dependability after three years of use

FCA brands claim four of the five lowest positions in the dependability rankings with Infiniti and Ford also performing poorly. Read More

New Cars Auto Awards Auto Industry Feb 23, 2017, 9:15 AM


VW Alltrack and Subaru Forester claim top Canadian honours

Golf Alltrack and Forester are 2017 Canadian Car and Utility Vehicle of the Year respectively

The winners of the 2017 Canadian Car and Utility Vehicle of the Year were revealed at the opening of the Canadian International Auto Show. Read More

New Cars Auto Awards Feb 16, 2017, 4:35 AM

Subaru, Toyota, Porsche hold their value best of all brands

2017 Canadian Black Book Retained Value Awards separate the best from the rest

Depreciation is the single largest expense of owning a vehicle, which makes value retention hugely important in selecting what model to buy. Read More

Used Cars Auto Awards Car Buying Feb 14, 2017, 11:30 AM

World Car of the Year announces finalists

Six awards up for grabs, including overall 2017 World Car of the Year

Ten finalists up for overall award, as well as five each for Luxury Car, Performance Car, Green Car, Car Design of the Year and first ever Urban Car. Read More

Auto Awards Jan 31, 2017, 9:30 PM

The best new technology you've never heard of!

Mazda's G-Vectoring Control named AJAC's Best New Innovation Technology for 2017

G-Vectoring Control initiates a subtle transfer of weight to the front wheels and tire contact patches at the first millisecond of steering input. Read More

Auto Technology Auto Awards Car Nuts Jan 19, 2017, 10:30 AM


Mazda, Volvo win 2017 AJAC Technology Awards

AJAC announces 2017 Best New Technology Awards for Innovation and Safety

Mazda G-Vectoring Control and Volvo Pilot Assist II take titles for Best New Innovation and Safety Technologies, respectively. Read More

Auto Technology Car Safety Auto Awards Jan 19, 2017, 9:55 AM

V-8s shut out of Wards top-10 engine list

Three electrified powertrains, 7 turbos make Wards 10 Best Engines

Forty nominees were up for this year’s top-10, including last year’s winners. Only the BMW 3.0 from the M240 and Volt’s powertrain are return winners. Read More

Auto Awards Dec 12, 2016, 9:05 PM

Subaru Legacy: 2015 Canadian Car of the Year reviewed

Subaru's mid-size sedan has moved solidly into the mainstream, AWD and all

The 2015 Canadian Car of the Year is likely to find a new set of fans if they take the time and make the effort for a test drive. Read More

New Cars Auto Awards Feb 17, 2015, 4:20 AM

ROAD TEST: 2015 Honda Fit

The new Honda Fit is effectively a compact car in a sub-compact body

The ability to configure its interior to a wide array of layouts has been the strength of previous Fits and this new one continues that theme. Read More

New Cars Fuel Economy Auto Awards Dec 14, 2014, 8:00 AM