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AJAC-winning 2017 VW Golf Alltrack and Subaru Forester reviews

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As reported last Thursday, the Automobile Journalists Association of Canada (AJAC) crowned the two best vehicles in the country during a special ceremony at the 2017 Canadian International AutoShow in Toronto.

The 2017 Canadian Car of the Year is the Volkswagen Golf Alltrack, which beat the Hyundai Elantra and BMW M2. This small German wagon is so competent and versatile that it also won’s 2017 Sub-Compact SUV of the Year award.

Here’s another chance to read our first-drive review of the 2017 Volkswagen Golf Alltrack.

Photo: Volkswagen

As for the 2017 Canadian Utility Vehicle of the Year, the Subaru Forester defeated the Mercedes-Benz GLC 300 4MATIC and Chrysler Pacifica. This compact Japanese SUV is fresh from a mid-cycle update, and last summer we headed to Alberta’s Rocky Mountains to put it to the test on some craggy ground, muddy country roads, and open highways.

Did you miss our review of the 2017 Subaru Forester? If so, just click on the link!

Photo: Subaru