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2018 Auto123.com Awards: Meet the Finalists!

Difficult choices to be made in several categories By ,

The coming of fall is the cue for the team at Auto123.com to get down to the business of crowning the best vehicles of the year through the annual Auto123.com Awards.

At the end of a comprehensive voting process among our various journalists and contributors, the 2018 winners will be unveiled at the end of November during a special ceremony in Toronto.

To be eligible, a vehicle must have been reviewed and sold on the market prior to November 1, 2017. No vehicle can be included in two different categories, except when a model has different versions or configurations.

Here then are the vehicles short-listed for our 2018 awards…

2018 SUBCOMPACT CAR OF THE YEAR

Honda Fit – Chevrolet Sonic – Kia Rio

2018 COMPACT CAR OF THE YEAR

Hyundai Elantra GT – Subaru Impreza – Mazda3

2018 MIDSIZE CAR OF THE YEAR

Honda Accord – Toyota Camry – Kia Stinger

2018 FULL-SIZE CAR OF THE YEAR

Toyota Avalon – Nissan Maxima – Chrysler 300

2018 LUXURY COMPACT CAR OF THE YEAR

Audi S5 Sportback – Alfa Romeo Giulia – MINI Countryman

2018 LUXURY CAR OF THE YEAR

Lexus LC – BMW 5 Series – Porsche Panamera

2018 SUBCOMPACT SUV OF THE YEAR

Toyota CH-R – Subaru Crosstrek – Nissan Qashqai

2018 COMPACT SUV OF THE YEAR

Honda CR-V – Mazda CX-5 – Volkswagen Tiguan

2018 MIDSIZE SUV / MINIVAN OF THE YEAR

Honda Odyssey – Volkswagen Atlas – Chevrolet Traverse

2018 FULL-SIZE SUV OF THE YEAR

Dodge Durango – Nissan Armada – Chevrolet Tahoe

2018 LUXURY COMPACT SUV OF THE YEAR

Audi Q5 – Volvo XC60 – Jaguar E-PACE

2018 LUXURY SUV OF THE YEAR

Range Rover Velar – Alfa Romeo Stelvio – Volvo XC90

2018 PICKUP OF THE YEAR

Ford F-150 – Nissan TITAN XD – Chevrolet Colorado ZR2

2018 SPORT COMPACT CAR OF THE YEAR

Honda Civic Type R – Subaru WRX/WRX STI – Volvo S60/V60 Polestar

2018 SPORTS CAR OF THE YEAR

Porsche 911 – Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat/SRT Demon – Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio

2018 CONVERTIBLE OF THE YEAR

Mazda MX-5 RF – Mercedes-Benz E-Class Cabriolet – Porsche 718 Boxster

2018 GREEN VEHICLE OF THE YEAR

Chevrolet Bolt EV – Hyundai IONIQ – Kia Niro