AJAC Canadian Car of the Year Winners by Year

    2013  
    Best New Design Porsche 911 Carrera S
       
    2012  
    Best New Design Hyundai Veloster
       
    2011  
    Best New Design Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG
       
    2010  
    Best New Design BMW 335d Sedan
       
    2009  
    Best New Design Honda Fit
       
    2008  
    CANADIAN CAR OF THE YEAR Audi R8
    CANADIAN TRUCK OF THE YEAR Chevrolet Silverado
    Best New Small Car Saturn Astra
    Best New Family Car Honda Accord (EX Sedan)
    Best New Luxury Car Mercedes-Benz C Class
    Best New Prestige Car (over $75k) Audi R8
    Best New Sports/Performance Car (under $50k) MINI Cooper S
    Best New Sports/Performance Car (over $50k) Audi S5
    Best New Convertible BMW 335i Cabriolet
    Best New Minivan Hyundai Entourage
    Best New SUV/CUV (under $35k) Nissan Rogue
    Best New SUV/CUV ($35k-$60k) Saturn Vue
    Best New SUV/CUV (over $60k) Buick Enclave
    Best New Pick-up Chevrolet Silverado
    Best New Technology Ford Sync
    Best New Design Audi R8
       
    2007  
    CANADIAN CAR OF THE YEAR Toyota Camry Hybrid
    CANADIAN UTILITY VEHICLE OF THE YEAR Acura RDX (Technology Package)
    Best New Small Car (under $18k) Honda Fit (LX)
    Best New Small Car (over $18k) Volkswagen Rabbit (2.5)
    Best New Family Car ($22k-$30k) Toyota Camry (LE)
    Best New Family Car (over $30k) Toyota Camry Hybrid
    Best New Luxury Car (under $50k) Lexus ES (350)
    Best New Prestige Car (over $75k) Audi S8
    Best New Sports/Performance Car (under $50k) Mazdaspeed3
    Best New Sports/Performance Car (over $50k) BMW 3 Series Coupe
    Best New Convertible Volkswagen EOS (2.0T)
    Best New SUV/CUV (under $35k) Toyota Rav4 (V6 Sport)
    Best New SUV/CUV ($35k-$60k) Acura RDX (Technology Package)
    Best New SUV/CUV (over $60k) Mercedes-Benz GL Class
    Best New Pick-up Chevrolet Avalanche
    Best New Technology Mercedes-Benz Bluetec
    Best New Design Saturn Sky Red Line
       
    2006  
    CANADIAN CAR OF THE YEAR Honda Civic Sedan
    CANADIAN TRUCK OF THE YEAR Honda Ridgeline
    Best New Economy Car Honda Civic Sedan
    Best New Family Car (under $35,000) Hyundai Sonata GLS
    Best New Family Car (over $35,000) Hyundai Azera
    Best New Luxury/Prestige Car BMW 5 Series Touring
    Best New Sports Sedan BMW 3 Series
    Best New Sports Car Honda Civic Si Coupe
    Best New Sport Utility Vehicle Mercedes-Benz M-Class
    Best New Pick-up Honda Ridgeline
    Best New Multipurpose Family Vehicle Mazda5
    Best New Modern Muscle Car Dodge Magnum SRT8
    Best New Alternative Power Honda Civic Hybrid
    Best New Technology Lexus IS 350
    Best New Design Pontiac Solstice
       
    2005  
    CANADIAN CAR OF THE YEAR Ford Mustang
    CANADIAN TRUCK OF THE YEAR Honda Odyssey
    Best New Economy Car Kia Spectra Sedan LX
    Best New Family Car Mazda6 Sport
    Best New Luxury Car Chrysler 300C
    Best New Sport Utility Vehicle BMW X3 3.0i
    Best New Crossover Vehicle Hyundai Tucson
    Best New Sports Compact Volvo S40
    Best New Sports/Performance Car Ford Mustang
    Best New Minivan Honda Odyssey
    Best New Station Wagon Mazda6 Sport Wagon
    Best New Pick-up Toyota Tacoma
    Best New Convertible Mercedes-Benz SLK
    Best New Alternative Power Honda Accord Hybrid
    Best New Technology Honda Accord Hybrid
    Best New Design Ford Mustang
       
    2004  
    CANADIAN CAR OF THE YEAR Mazda3
    CANADIAN TRUCK OF THE YEAR Ford F-150
    Best New Technology BMW 5 Series
    Best New Design Chrysler Crossfire
    Best New Luxury Car BMW 5 Series
    Best New Pick-Up Ford F-150
    Best New MPV / Crossover vehicle Infiniti FX45
    Best New Sports Coupe (over $35,000) Infiniti G35 coupe
    Best New Economy Car Mazda3
    Best New Family Vehicle Mazda6
    Best New Sports / Performance Vehicle Mazda RX-8
    Best New Sport Coupe (under $35,000) Mazda3 Sport
    Best New Sport Utility Vehicle Subaru Forester 2.5 XT
    Best New Minivan Toyota Sienna
      
    2003  
    CANADIAN CAR OF THE YEAR Nissan 350Z
    CANADIAN TRUCK OF THE YEAR Nissan Murano
    Best New Technology MagneRide System
    Best New Design Nissan 350Z
    Best New Station Wagon Pontiac Vibe
    Best New Family Vehicle Accord Sedan
    Best New Sports Coupe (under $35,000) Mazda Speed Protégé
    Best New Sports Coupe (over $35,000) Mercedes-Benz C-32 AMG
    Best New Luxury Vehicle Mercedes-Benz E-Class
    Best New Economy Car Mitsubishi Lancer ES
    Best New Sports & Performance Car Nissan 350Z
    Best New Sport Utility Vehicle (under $45,000) Nissan Murano
    Best New Sport Utility Vehicle (over $45,000) Volvo XC 90 2.5T
       
    2002  
    CANADIAN CAR OF THE YEAR Nissan Altima
    CANADIAN TRUCK OF THE YEAR Jeep Liberty
    Best New Technology GM Quadrasteer Four-Wheel Steering System
    Best New Design Nissan Altima
    Best New Sports Coupe Acura RSX
    Best New Prestige Car BMW M3
    Best New Sport Utility Vehicle Jeep Liberty
    Best New Pick-Up Truck Chevrolet Avalanche
    Best New Minivan Honda Odyssey
    Best New Economy Car Mazda Protégé ES
    Best New Station Wagon Mercedes-Benz C320 Wagon
    Best New Family Car Nissan Altima
       
    2001  
    CANADIAN CAR OF THE YEAR Chrysler PT Cruiser
    CANADIAN TRUCK OF THE YEAR Mazda Tribute
    Best New Technology Honda Insight Integrated Motor System
    Best New Design Chrysler PT Cruiser
    Best New Luxury Sport Utility Vehicle Acura MDX
    Best New Prestige Car Audi A8 L
    Best New Family Car (Under $25,000) Chrysler PT Cruiser
    Best New Minivan Dodge Grand Caravan
    Best New Pick-Up Dodge Dakota Quad Cab
    Best New Sports & Performance Car Chevrolet Corvette Z06
    Best New Economy Car Honda Civic DX Sedan
    Best New Green Vehicle Honda Insight
    Best New Compact Sport Utility Mazda Tribute
    Best New Luxury Coupe or Sedan Mercedes-Benz C240
    Best New Intermediate Sport Utility Vehicle Subaru Outback H6 - 3.0 VDC
    Best new Sports Coupe (under $30,000) Volkswagen GT1 1.8T
    Best New Family Car (over $25,000) Volvo S40
    Best New Sports Coupe or Sedan (over $30,000) Volvo S60
    Best New Station Wagon Volvo V40
       
    2000  
    CANADIAN CAR OF THE YEAR FORD FOCUS
    CANADIAN TRUCK OF THE YEAR NISSAN XTERRA
    Best New Economy Car Ford Focus LX
    Best New Family Car (under $25,000) Ford Focus ZTS
    Best New Family Car (over $25,000) Nissan Maxima GXE
    Best New Luxury Car Infiniti I30
    Best New Prestige Car Audi A6 4.2
    Best New Sports Car Audi TT Quattro Coupe
    Best New Sports Coupe TIE WIN: Honda Civic SiR AND Ford Focus ZX3
    Best New Luxury Coupe BMW 328 Ci
    Best New Sports Sedan Nissan Maxima SE
    Best New Station Wagon Saturn LW2
    Best New Sport Utility Nissan Xterra
       
    1999  
    CANADIAN CAR OF THE YEAR ACURA 3.2 TL
    CANADIAN TRUCK OF THE YEAR HONDA ODYSSEY
    Best New Family Sedan (under $25k) Mazda Protégé
    Best New Family Sedan (over $25k) Oldsmobile Intrigue 3.5
    Best New Luxury Sedan BMW 328 i
    Best New Prestige Car Volvo S80 T6
    Best New Sports Sedan Acura 3.2 TL
    Best New Sports Coupe Volkswagen New Beetle
    Best New Performance Car Chevrolet Corvette Hardtop
    Best New Station Wagon Volkswagen Passat
    Best New Van Honda Odyssey
    Best New Sport Utility Jeep Grand Cherokee
    Best New Pickup GMC Sierra
    Best New Design Volkswagen New Beetle
    Best New Technology Land Rover's Active Cornering Enhancement
       
    1998  
    OVERALL CAR OF THE YEAR MERCEDES-BENZ ML320
    Best New Family Sedan Volkswagen Passat
    Best New Luxury Sedan Audi A6
    Best New Luxury Coupe Mercedes-Benz CLK320
    Best New Sports Sedan Audi A4 1.8T
    Best New Sports Coupe Acura Integra Type R
    Best New Sports Car Porsche Boxster
    Best New Wagon Volvo V-70
    Best New Van Toyota Sienna
    Best New Sport Utility Mercedes-Benz ML 320
    Best New Pickup Mazda B-Series
    Best New Design Porsche Boxster
    Best New Technology Goodyear Extended Mobility (EMT) Tire
       
    1997  
    OVERALL CAR OF THE YEAR BMW M3
    Best New Economy Car Ford Escort Sedan
    Best New Family Car Acura 1.6 EL
    Best New Luxury Car Cadillac Catera Sedan
    Best New Prestige Car Mercedes-Benz E420
    Best New Performance Car BMW M3
    Best New Sports Coupe / Convertible Hyundai Tiburon
    Best New Wagon Ford Escort Wagon
    Best New Van Chevrolet Venture Minivan
    Best New Sport Utility Ford Expedition
    Best New Pick-up Ford F-150
       
    1996  
    OVERALL CAR OF THE YEAR Dodge Caravan and Plymouth Voyageur Minivans
    Best New Economy Car Honda Civic
    Best New Family Car Ford Taurus
    Best New Luxury Car Infiniti I30
    Best New Prestige Car Mercedes-Benz E320
    Best New Performance Car Mercedes-Benz C-36
    Best New Sports Coupe BMW 318ti
    Best New Wagon Subaru Legacy Outback
    Best New Van Dodge Grand Caravan/Plymouth Grand Voyageur
    Best New Sport Utility Chevrolet Tahoe/ GMC Yukon
    Best New Pick-up Dodge Ram Extended Cab
       
    1995  
    OVERALL CAR OF THE YEAR DODGE/PLYMOUTH NEON
    Best New Economy Car Dodge/Plymouth Neon
    Best New Family Car Chrysler Cirrus
    Best New Luxury Car Mazda Millenia
    Best New Prestige Car BMW 740i
    Best New Sports Coupe Honda del Sol VTEC
    Best New Wagon / Van Subaru Legacy Station Wagon
    Best New Sport Utility Chevrolet Blazer/GMC Jimmy
    Best New Convertible VW Golf Cabrio
       
    1994  
    OVERALL CAR OF THE YEAR MERCEDES-BENZ C-CLASS PLATFORM
    Best New Economy Car Nissan Sentra Coupe
    Best New Family Sedan Honda Accord Sedan
    Best New Performance Sedan Volvo 850 Turbo Sedan
    Best New Luxury Car Mercedes-Benz C-Class
    Best New Sports Car Acura Integra Sport Coupe
    Best New Wagon / Van Volvo 850 Turbo Wagon
    Best New Pick-up Chevrolet S10-GMC Sonoma
    Best New Performance Car Chevrolet Camaro Z28/Pontiac Firebird Trans Am
       
    1993  
    OVERALL CAR OF THE YEAR CHRYSLER LH SEDANS
    (Eagle Vision, Concorde, Intrepid)
    Best New Economy Car Volkswagen Golf
    Best New Family Car Chrysler LH Sedans
    Best New Luxury Car Nissan Infiniti J30
    Best New Sports Car Volkswagen Corrado VR6
    Best New Van/Wagon Subaru Legacy Touring Wagon LE
    Best New Light Truck/Sport Utility Land Rover Range Rover County LWB
    Best New Performance Car Honda Prelude SRV
       
    1992  
    OVERALL CAR OF THE YEAR BMW 325i
    Best New Economy Car Honda Civic LX Sedan
    Best New Family Sedan Nissan Maxima SE
    Best New Luxury Sedan BMW 325i
    Best New 4x4/Sport Utility/Light Truck Suzuki Sidekick
    Best New Van/Wagon Dodge/Plymouth Colt/Eagle Summit
    Best New Luxury Touring Coupe Lexus SC400
    Best New Sporty Car Mazda MX-3 Precidia
    Best New Performance Car Mazda RX-7
       
    1991  
    OVERALL CAR OF THE YEAR Lexus LS400
    Best New Family Sedan Subaru Legacy Turbo
    Best New Luxury Sedan Lexus LS400
    Best New 4x4/Sport Utility/Light Truck Ford Explorer
    Best New Van/Wagon Toyota Previa
    Best New Coupe Nissan NX
    Best New Sporty/Performance Car Acura NSX
    Best Vehicle Built in Canada (World of Wheels Award) Toyota Corolla
       
    1990  
    OVERALL CAR OF THE YEAR Nissan 300ZX / 300ZX Turbo
    Best New Sedan Subaru Legacy
    Best New Sports Coupe Eagle Talon/Plymouth Laser
    Best New Performance / Sports Car Nissan 300ZX / 300ZX Turbo
    Best New Light Truck/Van/Sport Utility Mazda MPV AWD
    Best Vehicle Built in Canada (World of Wheels Award) Toyota Corolla
       
    1989  
    OVERALL CAR OF THE YEAR Ford Taurus SHO
    Best New Sedan Nissan Maxima
    Best New Coupe / Sports Coupe Nissan 240 SX
    Best New Performance Car Ford Taurus SHO
    Best New Light Truck / Van / Utility Mazda MPV
       
    1988  
    OVERALL CAR OF THE YEAR Lincoln Continental
    Best New Domestic Sedan Lincoln Continental
    Best New Import Sedan Acura Legend
    Best New Sports Sedan / Coupe Acura Legend Coupe
    Best New Sports Car Toyota MR2 Supercharged
    Best New Light Truck /Van / Utility Chrysler Magicwagon
    Best Vehicle Built in Canada (World of Wheels Award) Eagle Premier
       
    1987  
    OVERALL CAR OF THE YEAR Pontiac Bonneville
    Best New Domestic Sedan Pontiac Bonneville
    Best New Import Sedan Toyota Camry
    Best New Sports Sedan / Coupe Ford Thunderbird Turbo Coupe
    Best New Sports Car Nissan Pulsar NX SE
    Best New Light Truck /Van / Utility Nissan Pathfinder
    Best Vehicle Built in Canada (World of Wheels Award) Honda Accord
       
    1986  
    Best New Domestic Sedan Ford Taurus
    Best New Import Sedan Honda Accord
    Best New Sports Sedan Saab 9000
    Best New Sports Car Mazda RX-7
    Best New Light Truck /Van / Utility Nissan Multi 4 x 4
    Best Vehicle Built in Canada (World of Wheels Award) Ford Tempo
       
    1985  
    Best New Domestic Sedan Volkswagen Golf (U.S. built)
    Best New Import Sedan Volkswagen Jetta
    Best New Sports Sedan Saab 900 Turbo 16
    Best New Sports Car Porsche 944
    Best New Light Truck /Van / Utility Chrysler Magicwagon
    Best Diesel AMC / Renault 2.1 L Turbo