Five days, 11 categories, 60 vehicles, more than 80 automotive journalists – including Globe Drive's Bob English, Ted Laturnus, Richard Russell, Michael Bettencourt and Dan Proudfoot – and one collective effort to get it right.
AJAC's annual TestFest roared to life last week as 60 new 2013 models were put through their paces to determine the best new vehicles in 11 categories.
From these 11 category winners, Automotive Journalists Association of Canada members will vote for the 2013 Canadian Car of the Year and the 2013 Canadian Utility Vehicle of the Year.
The overall winners will be announced Feb. 14 during the media preview day at the Canadian International Auto Show.
The winners (Click on the links below for the full story and the other cars in each category):
Best New City Car: Ford Focus EV
Best New Small Car (under $21,000): Mazda3 Skyactiv Sedan
Best New Small Car (over $21,000): Hyundai Elantra GT
Best New Family Car (under $30,000): Honda Accord Sedan
Best New Family Car (over $30,000): Ford Fusion Hybrid
Best New Luxury Car: Cadillac ATS
Best New Prestige And Performance Car (over $75,000): Porsche 911 Carrera S
Best New Sports/performance Car (under $50,000): Ford Focus ST
Best New Sports/performance Car (over $50,000): Porsche Boxster
Best New SUV/CUV (under $35,000): Ford Escape 1.6 L EcoBoost
Best New SUV/CUV ($35,000-$60,000): Hyundai Santa Fe Sport 2.0T