We now know the finalists for the titles of Canadian Green Car of the Year and Canadian Green Utility Vehicle of the Year as selected by the Automobile Journalists Association of Canada (AJAC). These are the last awards for the year that are part of the AJAC 2019 Canadian Car of the Year awards program.
The 2019 Canadian Green Car of the Year is the affair of two Japanese brands; the finalists are:
Honda Clarity PHEV
In the Canadian Green Utility Vehicle of the Year category, the AJAC jury of automotive journalists settled on these finalists deemed a cut above:
Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid
Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV
The AJAC jury had already recognized the excellence of the hybrid version of the Chrysler minivan, giving it the title of Best EV in Canada for 2019. The Jaguar I-PACE, meanwhile, was previously named 2019 Canadian Utility Vehicle of the Year and 2019 Best Premium EV in Canada.
We’ll learn the identities of the big winners in each of these final two categories during a special announcement at the Vancouver International Auto Show on Tuesday, March 19.
Entries for Canadian Green Car of the Year and Canadian Green Utility Vehicle of the Year must meet the standard requirements for entry into the Canadian Car of the Year awards program, and must satisfy additional criteria for fuel efficiency based on the entry's size, powertrain and purpose.
All entries are tested by AJAC journalists. Evaluation takes place over months on different road surfaces and road conditions throughout the year and during AJAC's autumn Test Fest event.