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Each year, the Automobile Journalists Association of Canada (AJAC) holds a Test Fest to compare all new models back to back and pick the winners.

2001 Canadian Car & Truck of the Year Category Winners

Best New Economy Car
Winner: Honda Civic DX
Finalists: Nissan Sentra XE/GXE, Hyundai Elantra, Kia Rio

Best New Family Car under $25,000
Winner: Chrysler PT Cruiser (Base)
Finalists: Volkswagen Golf 1.8T, Honda Civic LX, Chrysler Sebring LX, Kia Magentis

Best New Family Car over $25,000
Winner: Volvo S40
Finalists: Volkswagen Jetta 1.8T, Volkswagen Passat 4Motion, Chrysler PT Cruiser LE, Chrysler Sebring LXi, Hyundai XG 300. Pontiac Aztec

Best New Luxury Coupe/Sedan
Winner: Mercedes-Benz C240
Finalists: BMW 330Xi, BMW 525i, Oldsmobile Aurora

Best New Prestige Car
Winner: Audi A8 L
Finalists: BMW 530i, BMW 325Ci Cabriolet
Best New Sports Coupe/Sedan under $30,000
Winner: Volkswagen GTI 1.8T
Finalists: Acura 1.7 EL, Nissan Sentra SE, Honda Civic Si Coupe, Chrysler Neon R/T

Best New Sports Coupe/Sedan over $30,000
Winner: Volvo S60
Finalists: BMW 320i, Acura 3.2 CL Type S, Mercedes-Benz C320, Chrysler Sebring LXi Coupe

Best New Sports & Performance Car
Winner: Chevrolet Corvette Z06
Finalists: Audi TT Roadster, Mercedes-Benz SLK 320

Best New Station Wagon
Winner: Volvo V40
Finalists: Volkswagen Passat 4Motion, Volvo V70

Best New Minivan
Winner: Dodge Grand Caravan
Finalists: Chrysler Town & Country, Mazda MPV, Ford Windstar Sport, Nissan Quest

Best New Pickup Truck
Winner: Dodge Dakota Quad Cab
Finalists: Chevrolet Silverado HD, Ford F-150 SuperCrew, Nissan Frontier S/C Crew Cab, Mazda B4000

Best New Compact Sport Utility Vehicle
Winner: Mazda Tribute
Finalists: Hyundai Santa Fe, Ford Escape, Subaru Forester
Best New Intermediate Sport Utility Vehicle
Winner: Subaru Outback H6-3.0 VDC
Finalists: Nissan Pathfinder, Ford Explorer SportTrac, Dodge Durango R/T

Best New Luxury Sport Utility Vehicle
Winner: Acura MDX
Finalists: Volvo Cross-Country , Infiniti QX4, BMW X5 3.0i, Mercedes-Benz ML55, GMC Yukon Denali

Best New 'Green' Vehicle
Winner: Honda Insight
Finalists: Nissan Sentra XE/GXE, BMW 330 Ci

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