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The AutoTrader Awards celebrate automotive excellence and recognize the best vehicles for Canadians.

TORONTO, ON – January 18, 2024 — Winners for the 2024 AutoTrader Awards have been announced today, revealing the best vehicles in Canada according to some of the country’s best automotive experts.

“AutoTrader is Canada’s leading and most trusted automotive marketplace, and we’re dedicated to empowering Canadians during their car-buying journey,” said Jodi Lai, AutoTrader’s Editor-in-Chief. “As part of this, we are also committed to being a trustworthy source of expert car advice, and the AutoTrader Awards are the ultimate expression of this.”

The AutoTrader Awards are the most trusted and influential automotive awards in Canada, based on 2023 Ipsos research.*

Categories across this robust awards season reflect how Canadians shop for cars. New categories include Best Hybrid and Best Plug-In Hybrid (PHEV), which join others such as Best Mainstream EV, Best Premium EV, Best Mid-Size SUV, Best Full-Size Truck, and more.

“With so many good options, picking the right car can be a daunting task, so these awards are a way for Canadian drivers to gain insight into what the experts recommend and what separates a ‘good car’ from an ‘award-winning car’,” Lai said. “The AutoTrader Awards are a great jumping off point for researching their next vehicle purchase.”

The expert jury of more than 20 automotive journalists from across the country vote on the best vehicles in each segment that they feel confident recommending to their own family and friends. These winners are vehicles that go above and beyond what’s expected, representing vehicles that Canadians can feel confident with. When voting on the best cars, the judges consider a dozen different criteria including value, innovation, safety, driver satisfaction, overall excellence, and more. Every new vehicle that’s available for Canadians to buy is eligible for an award, but each winner offers something unique that raises the bar.

Five overall Grand Prix winners of the 2024 AutoTrader Awards will be announced on February 15, 2024. Every vehicle that won an award in this round is eligible for a Grand Prix trophy in their respective category: Best Overall Car, Best Overall SUV, Best Overall Truck, and Best Overall Green Car. Canada’s Most Trusted Car Brand will also be announced at this time.

2024 AutoTrader Award Category Winners

Best Small Car Honda Civic / Civic Hatchback
Best Family Sedan Honda Accord / Hybrid
Best Wagon Volvo V60 / V60 Cross Country
Best Compact Luxury Car BMW 3 Series / 4 Series
Best Large Luxury Car Porsche Taycan / Taycan Cross Turismo
Best Mainstream Performance Car Toyota GR Corolla
Best Premium Performance Car Cadillac CT5-V / Blackwing
Best Subcompact SUV Subaru Crosstrek
Best Compact SUV Subaru Outback
Best Mid-Size SUV Toyota Grand Highlander / Hybrid
Best Full-Size SUV Chevrolet Suburban / Tahoe
Best Subcompact Luxury SUV BMW X1 / X2
Best Compact Luxury SUV Genesis GV70 / Electrified GV70
Best Mid-Size Luxury SUV Porsche Cayenne / Cayenne Coupe
Best Full-Size Luxury SUV BMW X7
Best Minivan Toyota Sienna
Best Compact / Mid-Size Truck Ford Maverick
Best Full-Size Truck Ford F-150 / Hybrid
Best Mainstream EV Kia Niro EV
Best Premium EV Hyundai Ioniq 6
Best Hybrid Toyota Prius
Best PHEV Toyota Prius Prime
Best Vehicle for Adventure Jeep Wrangler / Jeep Gladiator

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AutoTrader is the largest and most trusted automotive marketplace in Canada. Offering the largest inventory of new and used cars, AutoTrader boasts hundreds of thousands of new and used vehicles for sale to Canadians across the country. AutoTrader receives over 25 million monthly visits to the marketplace and the AutoTrader app has been downloaded by more than 7 million Canadians. Visitors can buy or sell cars, trucks or other motorized vehicles quickly, easily, and confidently. Buyers can search based on vehicle model, make, colour and geographic location to find the deal that is right for them. AutoTrader is also an online destination for automotive research and entertainment, featuring news, reviews, videos, and podcasts from award-winning automotive journalists. Follow AutoTrader on LinkedIn, Facebook, Instagram, TikTok and YouTube.

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* Most trusted automotive awards and most influential in purchase consideration (highest out of the option list), according to 2023 Ipsos Automotive Awards Research.