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AJAC : Car of the year 2009

19 March 2009 by: Adam Major 2 Comments

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Each fall in Canada it’s not only hunting season. New cars with amazing paint jobs are scattered across full-page ads and billboards. So the common question we all ask ourselves : how good are they really and which ones are the cream of the new crop? To these questions, Canadians car buyers get their questions answered by the announcement of there ‘Best New’ awards. These awards given by the Automobile Journalists Association of Canada, better know as AJAC. These prestige awards are based on weeks of testing conducted by the country’s top automotive writers. So here are the 2009 winners by category:

 

 
CANADIAN CAR OF THE YEAR

 

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Hyundai Genesis

 

CANADIAN UTILITY VEHICLE OF THE YEAR

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Ford Flex
Best New Small Car (under $18,000)

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Toyota Corolla
Best New Small Car (over $18,000)

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Pontiac Vibe
Best New Family Car ($22,000-$30,000)

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Mazda6
Best New Family Car (over $30,000)

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Volkswagen Passat CC
Best New Luxury Car (under $50,000)

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Hyundai Genesis
Best New Luxury Car (over $50,000)

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Audi A4
Best New Prestige Car

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Mercedes CL 550 and
Mercedes SL 63 AMG (tie)
Best New Sports / Performance Car (under $50,000)

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BMW 135i Coupe
Best New Sports / Performance Car (over $50,000)

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Lexus IS F
Best New Convertible

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Audi TTS
Best New SUV / CUV (under $35,000)

SUBARU OF AMERICA, INC. FORESTER

Subaru Forester
Best New SUV / CUV ($35,000 – $60,000)

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Ford Flex
Besst New SUV / CUV (over $60,000)

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Mercedes-Benz M-Class BlueTEC
Best New Pick-up Truck

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Dodge Ram
Best New Technology Mitsubishi Super-All-Wheel Control
Best New Green Technology General Motors 2-Mode Hybrid Powertrain
Best New Design

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Information via : AJAC

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  • Interesting Reading… - The Blogs at HowStuffWorks said:

    […] AJAC : Car of the year 2009 – “Each fall in Canada it’s not only hunting season. New cars with amazing paint jobs are scattered across full-page ads and billboards. So the common question we all ask ourselves : how good are they really and which ones are the cream of the new crop? To these questions, Canadians car buyers get their questions answered by the announcement of there ‘Best New’ awards. These awards given by the Automobile Journalists Association of Canada, better know as AJAC. These prestige awards are based on weeks of testing conducted by the country’s top automotive writers. So here are the 2009 winners by category…” […]

  • Camilla Dowery said:

    the new cars these year looks very streamlined and very stylish, i wonder what the new cars next year would look like *:`

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