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2015 Canadian Car of the Year finalists announced

The Automobile Journalists Association of Canada (AJAC) yesterday announced the top three finalists in two overall award categories that comprise part of its Canadian Car of the Year awards program. They were chosen among the various category winners that were announced on December 2nd, and the overall winners will be crowned at the Canadian International Auto Show in Toronto on February 12th.

There is a tie resulting in four finalists vying for the 2015 Canadian Car of the Year title. Here they are, in alphabetical order: 

  • Hyundai Genesis
  • Mercedes-Benz C 300 4MATIC
  • Subaru Legacy
  • Volkswagen Golf 

The 2015 Canadian Utility Vehicle of the Year will also be declared on February 12th. The top three finalists in this category are: 

  • Ford F-150
  • Porsche Macan S
  • Subaru Outback

Let's remind you all that the category winners represent the vote results by the largest group of Canada's best-known automotive journalists, who gathered last October in Niagara Falls, Ontario for a 5-day test-drive evaluation of brand-new or significantly changed vehicle models known as "TestFest." 

These category winners were:

  • CITY CAR: Kia Soul
  • SMALL CAR (under $21k): Honda Fit
  • SMALL CAR (over $21k): Volkswagen Golf
  • FAMILY CAR (under $30k): Subaru Legacy 2.5i
  • FAMILY CAR (over $30k): Hyundai Sonata
  • LUXURY CAR (under $50k): Mercedes-Benz C-Class
  • LUXURY CAR (over $50k): Hyundai Genesis
  • SPORTS - PERFORMANCE (under $50k): BMW M235i
  • SPORTS - PERFORMANCE (over $50k): Volvo V60 Polestar
  • PRESTIGE (over $75k): Mercedes-Benz S-Class
  • PRESTIGE - PERFORMANCE (over $75k): Porsche 911 Turbo S
  • SUV - CUV (under $35k): Subaru Outback 2.5i
  • SUV - CUV ($35k-$60k): Toyota Highlander
  • SUV - CUV (over $60k): Porsche Macan S
  • PICKUP: Ford F-150

Source: AJAC