Canadian Car of the Year Winners (by Year)



2014  
  CANADIAN CAR OF THE YEAR Mazda6
  CANADIAN UTILITY VEHICLE OF THE YEAR Jeep Cherokee
  Best New Small Car (under $21,000) Mazda3
  Best New Small Car (over $21,000) Mazda3 Sport
  Best New Family Car (under $30,000) Kia Soul
  Best New Family Car (over $30,000) Mazda6
  Best New Luxury Car (under $50,000) Lexus IS 350 RWD
  Best New Luxury Car (over $50,000) Infiniti Q50 Hybrid
  Best New Prestige Car Mercedes-Benz S Class
  Best New Sports / Performance Car (over $50,000) Chevrolet Corvette Stingray
  Best New SUV / CUV (under $35,000) Jeep Cherokee
  Best New SUV / CUV ($35,000 - $60,000) Kia Sorento
  Best New SUV / CUV (over $60,000) Acura MDX
  Best New Pickup GMC Sierra
   
2013  
  CANADIAN CAR OF THE YEAR Honda Accord Sedan
  CANADIAN UTILITY VEHICLE OF THE YEAR Hyundai Santa Fe Sport 2.0T
  Best New City Car Ford Focus EV
  Best New Small Car (under $21,000) Mazda3 Skyactiv Sedan
  Best New Small Car (over $21,000) Hyundai Elantra GT
  Best New Family Car (under $30,000) Honda Accord Sedan
  Best New Family Car (over $30,000) Ford Fusion Hybrid
  Best New Luxury Car Cadillac ATS
  Best New Prestige / Performance Car Porsche 911 Carrera S
  Best New Sports / Performance Car (under $50,000) Ford Focus ST
  Best New Sports / Performance Car (over $50,000) Porsche Boxster
  Best New SUV / CUV (under $35,000) Ford Escape 1.6L EcoBoost
  Best New SUV / CUV ($35,000 - $60,000) Hyundai Santa Fe Sport 2.0T
Best New Technology General Motors: Front Centre Airbag
Best New Design Porsche 911 Carrera S
   
2012  
  CANADIAN CAR OF THE YEAR Hyundai Elantra
  CANADIAN UTILITY VEHICLE OF THE YEAR Volkswagen Touareg TDI Clean Diesel
  Best New Small Car (under $21,000) Hyundai Accent
  Best New Small Car (over $21,000) Hyundai Elantra
  Best New Family Car (under $30,000) Kia Optima LX
  Best New Family Car (over $30,000) Kia Optima Hybrid
  Best New Luxury Car Mercedes-Benz C-Class C350 4MATIC Sedan
  Best New Prestige Car Mercedes-Benz S-Class S350 BlueTEC 4MATIC
  Best New Sports / Performance Car (under $50,000) Hyundai Veloster
  Best New Sports / Performance Car (over $50,000) BMW 1 Series M Coupé
  Best New SUV / CUV (under $35,000) Dodge Journey
  Best New SUV / CUV ($35,000 - $60,000) Volkswagen Touareg TDI Clean Diesel
  Best New SUV / CUV (over $60,000) BMW X3
Best New Technology General Motors: Voltec Propulsion System
Best New Design Hyundai Veloster
   
2011  
  CANADIAN CAR OF THE YEAR Chevrolet Cruze
  CANADIAN UTILITY VEHICLE OF THE YEAR Ford Edge
  Best New Small Car (under $21,000) Ford Fiesta
  Best New Small Car (over $21,000) Chevrolet Cruze
  Best New Family Car (under $30,000) Volkswagen Jetta TDI Clean Diesel
  Best New Family Car (over $30,000) Buick Regal
  Best New Luxury Car (over $50,000) BMW 5 Series Sedan
  Best New Prestige Car Porsche 911 Turbo S
  Best New Sports / Performance Car (over $50,000) Cadillac CTS-V Coupe
  Best New Minivan Toyota Sienna
  Best New SUV / CUV (under $35,000) Hyundai Tucson
  Best New SUV / CUV ($35,000 - $50,000) Ford Edge
  Best New SUV / CUV (over $50,000) Volkswagen Touareg
Best New Technology Ford's Rear Inflatable Seat Belts
Best New Design Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG
   
2010  
  CANADIAN CAR OF THE YEAR Volkswagen Golf GTI
  CANADIAN UTILITY VEHICLE OF THE YEAR Subaru Outback
  Best New Small Car (under $21,000) Mazda3
  Best New Small Car (over $21,000) Mazda3 Sport
  Best New Family Car (under $30,000) Volkswagen Golf Wagon TDI
  Best New Family Car (over $30,000) Ford Taurus
  Best New Luxury Car (over $50,000) BMW 335d Sedan
  Best New Prestige Car Porsche Panamera
  Best New Sports / Performance Car (under $50,000) Volkswagen Golf GTI
  Best New Sports / Performance Car (over $50,000) Audi S4
  Best New Convertible Audi A5 Cabriolet
  Best New SUV / CUV (under $35,000) Subaru Outback
  Best New SUV / CUV ($35,000 - $60,000) Volkswagen Touareg TDI Clean Diesel
  Best New SUV / CUV (over $60,000) Lexus RX450h
Best New Technology Audi Drive Select
Best New Green Technology Ford Next Generation Hybrid System and Smartgauge
Best New Design BMW 335d Sedan
   
2009  
  CANADIAN CAR OF THE YEAR Hyundai Genesis
  CANADIAN UTILITY VEHICLE OF THE YEAR Ford Flex
  Best New Small Car (under $18,000) Toyota Corolla
  Best New Small Car (over $18,000) Pontiac Vibe
  Best New Family Car ($22,000-$30,000) Mazda6
  Best New Family Car (over $30,000) Volkswagen Passat CC
  Best New Luxury Car (under $50,000) Hyundai Genesis
  Best New Luxury Car (over $50,000) Audi A4
  Best New Prestige Car Mercedes CL 550 and
Mercedes SL 63 AMG (tie)
  Best New Sports / Performance Car (under $50,000) BMW 135i Coupe
  Best New Sports / Performance Car (over $50,000) Lexus IS F
  Best New Convertible Audi TTS
  Best New SUV / CUV (under $35,000) Subaru Forester
  Best New SUV / CUV ($35,000 - $60,000) Ford Flex
  Best New SUV / CUV (over $60,000) Mercedes-Benz M-Class BlueTEC
  Best New Pick-up Truck Dodge Ram
Best New Technology Mitsubishi Super-All-Wheel Control
Best New Green Technology General Motors 2-Mode Hybrid Powertrain
Best New Design Honda Fit
   
2008  
  CANADIAN CAR OF THE YEAR Audi R8
  CANADIAN UTILITY VEHICLE 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 Audi R8
  Best New Sports / Performance Car (under $50,000) MINI Cooper S
  Best New Sports / Performance Car (over $50,000) Audi S5
  Best New Convertible BMW 335i Cabriolet
  Best New Minivan Hyundai Entourage
  Best New SUV / CUV (under $35,000) Nissan Rogue
  Best New SUV / CUV ($35,000 - $60,000) Saturn Vue
  Best New SUV / CUV (over $60,000) Buick Enclave
  Best New Pick-up Truck 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 $18,000)    Honda FIT LX
  Best New Small Car (over $18,000) Volkswagen Rabbit 2.5
  Best New Family Car ($22,000 - $30,000) Toyota Camry LE
  Best New Family Car (over $30,000) Toyota Camry Hybrid
  Best New Luxury Car (under $50,000) Lexus ES 350
  Best New Prestige Car Audi S8
  Best New Sports / Performance Car (under $50,000) Mazdaspeed3
  Best New Sports / Performance Car (over $50,000) BMW 3-Series Coupé
  Best New Convertible Volkswagen EOS 2.0T
  Best New SUV / CUV (under $35,000) Toyota RAV4 - V6 Sport
  Best New SUV / CUV ($35,000 - $60,000) Acura RDX Technology Package
  Best New SUV / CUV (over $60,000) Mercedes-Benz GL Class
  Best New Pick-up Truck 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) 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 Protégé ES
Best New Station Wagon C320 Wagon
Best New Family Car Nissan Altima

2001
CANADIAN CAR OF THE YEAR PT Cruiser
CANADIAN TRUCK OF THE YEAR Tribute
Best New Technology Honda Insight Integrated Motor System
Best New Design PT Cruiser
Best New Luxury Sport Utility Vehicle Acura MDX
Best New Prestige Car Audi A8 L
Best New Family Car (Under $25,000) 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 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 (ACE) System


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 Award Porsche Boxster
Best New Technology Award 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


MODEL YEAR 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



MODEL YEAR 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

MODEL YEAR 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

MODEL YEAR 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

MODEL YEAR 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


MODEL YEAR 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

MODEL YEAR 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