AJAC names the top three cars by category

The Automobile Journalists Association of Canada announced the top three 2014 models in each category according to the 80 journalist members of AJAC.

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Published on 2013/11/13

Over a period of five days, AJAC journalists drove every new 2014 vehicle on the roads of Niagara Falls, Ontario. Known as TestFest, these five days are an opportunity to evaluate and compare the performance of each new model of a given category under identical conditions.

This year, there were 174 new vehicles on site. The cars are evaluated on a variety of criteria including safety, interior space, cargo space and comfort. The results are then compiled by KPMG.

For consumers, the results of TestFest provide an interesting and informative tool that helps compare each new vehicle within its segment.

On December 3rd, AJAC will unveil the winning vehicles in each category followed by the announcement of the 2014 Canadian Car of the Year at the Toronto Auto Show in February.

Here are the top 3 cars in each category.

Small Car (under $21k)

Mazda3

Nissan Versa Note

Toyota Corolla 1.8

 

Small Car (over $21k)

Ford Fiesta ST

Kia Forte Sedan

Mazda3 Sport

 

Family Car (under $30k)

Fiat 500L

Kia Rondo

Kia Soul

 

Family Car (over $30k)

Chevrolet Impala LTZ

Honda Accord Hybrid

Mazda6

 

Luxury Car (under $50k)

Kia Cadenza

Lexus IS 350 RWD

Mercedes-Benz CLA 250

 

Luxury Car (over $50k)

Acura RLX

Cadillac CTS

Infiniti Q50 Hybrid

 

Sports/Performance (over $50k)

BMW 4 Series Coupe

Chevrolet Corvette Stingray

Porsche Cayman

 

Prestige Car (over $75k)

Cadillac XTS

Jaguar XJ XJR

Mercedes-Benz S Class

 

SUV/CUV (under $35k)

Jeep Cherokee

Subaru Forester XT Touring

Toyota RAV4 AWD Limited

 

SUV/CUV ($35k to $60k)

Hyundai Santa Fe XL

Kia Sorento

Mercedes-Benz GLK 250 BlueTEC 4MATIC

 

SUV/CUV (over $60k)

Acura MDX

BMW X5

Mercedes-Benz GL 350 BlueTEC 4MATIC

 

Pickup

Chevrolet Silverado

GMC Sierra

Ram 1500

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