AJAC Announces the 2018 Canadian Car of the Year and 2018 Canadian Utility Vehicle of the Year

TORONTO, Feb. 15, 2018 /CNW/ - The Honda Accord was announced today to be the 2018 Canadian Car of the Year.

The Chrysler Pacifica was announced today to be the 2018 Canadian Utility Vehicle of the Year.

The two vehicles received Canada's highest automotive accolades at the Canadian International AutoShow in Toronto. This followed a year of testing and two rounds of voting by nearly 100 voting members of the Automobile Journalists Association of Canada, who assessed the vehicles throughout the year by driving them and testing them in a variety of conditions. They were scored anonymously on many different factors, including performance, features, technology, design, fuel consumption and value for money, and the highest scorers in each category were declared the category winners.

Those 14 winners were voted on again by AJAC's journalist members to determine the very best car and utility vehicle. In the second round of voting, they were asked to consider more subjective qualities, such as the levels of comfort, convenience and practical performance.

"We're thrilled to declare the Honda Accord to be the Canadian Car of the Year for 2018, and the Chrysler Pacifica to be the Canadian Utility Vehicle of the Year," said AJAC President Mark Richardson. "They've both been decided through the most vigorous system of testing possible by AJAC's automotive professionals. They're both deserving of being considered the very best vehicles you can buy in 2018."

Photography is available at ajac.ca.


The Automobile Journalists Association of Canada (AJAC) is an association of professional journalists, writers, photographers, and corporate members whose focus is the automobile and the Canadian automotive industry. Collectively, our primary objectives are to promote, encourage, support, and facilitate professionalism in Canadian automotive journalism and to ensure factual and ethical reporting about the automobile and automotive issues to Canadian consumers. This is achieved through the work of our members and AJAC's annual vehicle testing and evaluation events, the Canadian Car of the Year Awards (CCOTY), Canadian Green Car of the Year Awards, Innovation Awards, and EcoRun.

SOURCE Automobile Journalists Association of Canada

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