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2016 Canadian Car of the Year top 3 finalists announced

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Which new vehicles will earn the 2016 Canadian Car of the Year and Canadian Utility of the Year titles? Today at the Montreal Auto Show the Automobile Journalists Association of Canada (AJAC) announced the top three finalists for each award.

“Our program is absolutely testing-based,” said Justin Pritchard, co-chair of the Canadian Car of the Year committee and regular Auto123.com contributor. “We have experienced vehicle testers driving dozens of vehicles, back to back, over the course of several days. This testing process generated 1,911 test drives, producing over 110,000 data points and 1,701 category ballots. It’s important to note that every aspect of this testing data is shared online via our website, so shoppers can see how any given vehicle won its category, or how it stacked up to the category winner.” 

The 2016 Canadian Car of the Year finalists are:

  • Honda Civic
  • Volkswagen Golf R
  • Volkswagen Golf Sportwagon

The 2016 Canadian Utility of the Year finalists are:

  • Kia Sorento
  • Mazda CX-3
  • Volvo XC90

The two winners will be crowned on February 11th during a special ceremony at the 2016 Canadian International Auto Show in Toronto.

 

The Kia Sorento, one of the finalists for the 2016 Canadian Utility of the Year
The Kia Sorento, one of the finalists for the 2016 Canadian Utility of the Year