Finalists announced for 2021 autoTRADER.ca Awards
Jury of over 20 automotive journalists select finalists for Canada's most in-depth automotive awards
TORONTO, Nov. 24, 2020 /CNW/ - The finalists for the 2021 autoTRADER.ca Awards, Canada's foremost expert-led automotive awards, were announced today. The awards recognize vehicles for their value, innovation, performance, comfort, technology and ultimate desirability.
As a trusted source for consumer automotive research needs, autoTRADER.ca approaches awards from the perspective of a car buyer. Canadian auto awards are typically limited to feature models that have been redesigned that year, while the autoTRADER.ca Awards consider every new vehicle available on the market, capturing the most in-depth selection of vehicles available to Canadians in 2021. When it comes to what separates a good car from an "award-winning car", the standout vehicles for autoTRADER.ca are models the jury tested extensively and would, without a doubt, recommend to Canadians.
To identify the finalists for the 2021 awards, over 20 expert automotive journalists evaluated and tested more than 350 vehicles before voting for the top contenders in each category. This year, the autoTRADER.ca Awards will celebrate vehicles from 22 categories, including three Best Overall picks starting February 1, 2021.
"We are thrilled to announce the finalists for the 2021 autoTRADER.ca Awards," says Jodi Lai, editor-in-chief, autoTRADER.ca. "The awards are designed to help Canadians make confident and informed decisions when they look to buy their next vehicle. That's why we take great pride in the comprehensive analysis that goes into selecting the best vehicles Canadians can trust."
The jury, many of whom also sit on judging panels for the Automobile Journalists Association of Canada (AJAC), the prestigious North American Car/Truck/Utility Vehicle of the Year (NACTOY) and World Car/Truck/Utility Vehicle of the Year (WCOTY), will evaluate finalists against 12 specific criteria. Criteria include overall excellence, value, innovation, technology and features, user-friendliness, performance, engineering excellence, driver satisfaction, design, safety, quality and efficiency – weighted according to the segment of the vehicle being awarded.
The list of the top finalists in each category are as follows:
2021 autoTRADER.ca Awards Finalists
Compact Luxury Car
Large Luxury Car
Performance Car Under $50,000
Performance Car Over $50,000
SUVs & Minivans
Luxury Subcompact SUV
Luxury 2-Row SUV
Luxury 3-Row SUV
Green Vehicle Under $50,000
Green Vehicle Over $50,000
To learn more about category finalists and the award evaluation process including breakdown of the criteria on what makes a winning car, visit autoTRADER.ca/Awards.
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