November 20, 2007

Category finalists announced for 2008 Canadian Car of the Year Awards

Competitors in the small car category
Competitors in the Small Car category. Click image to enlarge

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Toronto, Ontario – The Automobile Journalists Association of Canada (AJAC) has announced the three finalists in each of its twelve categories for the 2008 Canadian Car of the Year Awards. Each of the category winners will then go on to compete for the Canadian Car of the Year and Canadian Truck of the Year Awards.

The twelve category winners will be announced during a press conference in Toronto on December 4, 2007. The winners were selected following a three-day event in Niagara, Ontario where AJAC members drove category entries back-to-back and judged them on a system of points. Eligible vehicles have to be all-new or substantial revised to be entered in each category.

The top three finalists in each category, in alphabetical order, are as follows:

  • Small Car over $18,000: Saturn Astra, Subaru Impreza Sedan, Suzuki SX-4 Sedan
  • Minivan: Chrysler Town & Country, Dodge Grand Caravan, Hyundai Entourage
  • Family Car under $30,000: Chevrolet Malibu, Honda Accord EX Sedan, Subaru Impreza Wagon
  • Convertible: BMW 335i Cabriolet, Chrysler Sebring Convertible, Volvo C70
  • Sports/Performance under $50,000: Honda Accord EX-L 6MT Coupe, Mini Cooper S, Subaru WRX
  • Sports/Performance over $50,000: Audi S5, Audi TT Coupe, Infiniti G37 Coupe
  • Luxury: Cadillac CTS, Mercedes-Benz C-Class, Volvo S80
  • Prestige: Audi R8, Lexus LS600hL, Mercedes-Benz S63 AMG
  • SUV/CUV under $35,000: Mitsubishi Outlander, Nissan Rogue, Saturn Vue Green Line
  • SUV/CUV $35,000-$60,000: Infiniti EX, Mazda CX-9, Saturn Vue
  • SUV/CUV over $60,000: BMW X5, Buick Enclave, Mercedes-Benz GL-Class
  • Pickup: Chevrolet Silverado, GMC Sierra, Toyota Tundra

    For more information about the Canadian Car of the Year Awards, see

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