Here then, are the 2011 Canadian Car of the Year category entrants, winners, and runners up; along with the two previous years’ AJAC category winners.

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2011 Ford Fiesta. Click image to enlarge

Small Car (under $21,000)

Ford Fiesta
Mazda2
Scion xB
Scion xD
Volkswagen Jetta

Winner: Ford Fiesta

Runners up: Mazda2, Volkswagen Jetta
2010 winner: Mazda3
2009 winner: Toyota Corolla

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2011 Chevrolet Cruze. Click image to enlarge

Small Car (over $21,000)
Chevrolet Cruze
Honda CR-Z
Kia Forte 5
Nissan Juke
Scion tC

Winner: Chevrolet Cruze

Runners up: Honda CR-Z, Scion tC

2010 winner: Mazda3 Sport
2009 winner: Pontiac Vibe

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2011 Volkswagen Jetta TDI. Click image to enlarge

Family Car (under $30,000)
Hyundai Sonata Limited
Suzuki Kizashi
Volkswagen Jetta TDI Clean Diesel

Winner: Volkswagen Jetta TDI Clean Diesel

Runners up: Hyundai Sonata Limited, Suzuki Kizashi

2010 winner: Volkswagen Golf Wagon TDI
2009 winner: Mazda6

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2011 Buick Regal. Click image to enlarge

Family Car (over $30,000)
Buick Regal
Mercedes-Benz E-Class Wagon
Toyota Avalon

Winner: Buick Regal

Runners up: Toyota Avalon, Mercedes-Benz E-Class Wagon

2010 winner: Ford Taurus
2009 winner: Volkswagen Passat CC

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2011 BMW 5 Series Sedan. Photo: James Bergeron. Click image to enlarge

Luxury Car over ($50,000)
Audi A8
BMW 5 Series Sedan
Cadillac CTS Coupe
Hyundai Equus
Infiniti M
Lexus IS350
Mercedes-Benz E350 BlueTEC Sedan
Volvo S60

Winner: BMW 5 Series Sedan
Runners up: Mercedes-Benz E350 BlueTEC Sedan, Volvo S60

2010 winner: BMW 335d Sedan
2009 winner: Audi A4

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2011 Porsche 911 Turbo S. Click image to enlarge

Prestige Car (over $75,000)
Audi R8 Spyder
BMW 5 Series Gran Turismo
Jaguar XJ Supercharged
Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG
Porsche 911 Turbo S

Winner: Porsche 911 Turbo S

Runners up: BMW 5 Series Gran Turismo, Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG

2010 winner: Porsche Panamera
2009 winner: Mercedes-Benz CL 550/SL 63 (tie)

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2011 Cadillac CTS-V Coupe. Click image to enlarge

Sports-Performance (over $50,000)
Cadillac CTS-V Coupe
Ford Mustang Shelby
Mercedes-Bens E550 Cabriolet

Winner: Cadillac CTS-V Coupe

Runners up: Mercedes-Bens E550 Cabriolet, Ford Mustang Shelby

2010 winner: Audi S4
2009 winner: Lexus IS F

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2011 Toyota Sienna (left), 2011 Honda Odyssey (right). Click image to enlarge

Minivan
Honda Odyssey
Toyota Sienna

Winner: Toyota Sienna

Runner up: Honda Odyssey

Previous winners: Hyundai Entourage (2008), Honda Odyssey (2005)

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2011 Hyundai Tucson. Click image to enlarge

SUV/CUV (under $35,000)
Hyundai Tuscon
Kia Sportage
Mitsubishi RVR

Winner: Hyundai Tuscon

Runners up: Kia Sportage, Mitsubishi RVR

2010 winner: Subaru Outback
2009 winner: Subaru Forester

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2011 Ford Edge. Click image to enlarge

SUV/CUV ($35,000-$50,000)
Ford Edge
Honda Accord Crosstour
Hyundai Santa Fe
Jeep Grand Cherokee
Kia Sorento
Toyota 4Runner
Toyota Highlander Hybrid

Winner: Ford Edge

Runners up: Jeep Grand Cherokee, Toyota Highlander Hybrid

2010 winner: Volkswagen Touareg TDI Clean Diesel
2009 winner: Ford Flex

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2011 Volkswagen Touareg. Click image to enlarge

SUV/CUV (over 50,000)
Lincoln MKX
Mercedes-Benz R350 BlueTEC
Porsche Cayenne
Volkswagen Touareg

Winner: Volkswagen Touareg

Runners up: Lincoln MKX, Porsche Cayenne

2010 winner: Lexus RX 450h
2009 winner: Mercedes-Benz M-Class BlueTEC

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