AJAC 2009 Canadian Car and Utility Vehicles finalists

The Automobile Journalists Association of Canada (AJAC) has wrapped up its 2009 Canadian Car and Utility Vehicle of the Year testing session, known as TestFest. Held in Niagara on the Lake, the event culminated on October 24, 2008 with the naming of 14 segment winners who will now go onto compete for the final prize of overall Canadian Car of the Year and Canadian Utility Vehicle of the Year.

The Winners this year are as follows:

Small Car under $18,000: Toyota Corolla

Small Car over $18,000:   Pontiac Vibe

Family Car $22,000- $30,000: Mazda 6

Family Car over $30,000: Volkswagen Passat CC

Luxury Car under $50,000: Hyundai Genesis

Luxury Car over $50,000:   Audi A4

Prestige Car: (tie)  Mercedes-Benz CL550 & Mercedes-Benz SL63AMG

Sports Performance under $50,000: BMW 135i Coupe

Sports Performance over $50,000:   Lexus IS-F

Convertible: Audi TTS

SUV/CUV under $35,000: Subaru Forester

SUV/CUV $35,000- $60,000: Ford Flex

SUV/CUV over $60,000: Mercedes-Benz M-Class BlueTEC

Pick Up Truck: Dodge Ram

The Canadian Car and Utility Vehicle of the Year will be announced at the opening of the Canadian International Auto Show in Toronto in February, 2009.