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The overall winner of Canadian Car of the Year for 2002 models is the Nissan Altima family sedan.

2002 Canadian Car & Truck of the Year Category Winners

Best New Economy Car
Winner: Mazda Protégé ES
Other entries: Kia Spectra 4-Door, Kia Rio 5-Door RXV

Best New Family Car
Winner : Nissan Altima
Other entries: (Under $25,000) Ford Focus (5-door), Hyundai Sonata, Kia Spectra 5-Door GSX, Mazda Protégé, Subaru Impreza TS. (Over 25,000) Audi A4 1.8 T, Nissan Altima SE, Subaru Outback Sedan, Subaru Impreza RS Sedan, Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8T, Volkswagen Passat GLS V6 4M

Best New Prestige Car
Winner: BMW M3
Other entries: Audi S8, Infiniti Q45, Jaguar XKR

Best New Sports Coupe / Sedan / Convertible
Winner: Acura RSX
Other entries: (Under $35,000) BMW 320i, Chrysler Sebring Convertible, Hyundai Elantra GT, Mercedes-Benz C-Class C-230 Coupe, Nissan Sentra SE-R, Subaru Impreza WRX. (Over $35,000) Acura 3.2 TL Type S, Audi A4 3.0L, Jaguar X-Type, Nissan Maxima SE, BMW M3 Cabriolet, BMW 325xi

Best New Station Wagon
Winner: Mercedes-Benz C320 Wagon
Other entries: BMW 325 i Touring, Subaru Impreza WRX Wagon, Subaru Outback Sport Wagon, Volkswagen Passat 1.8 T GLS, Volkswagen Passat GLX V6 4M

Best New Minivan / Multi-Purpose Vehicle (MPV)
Winner: Honda Odyssey
Other entries: Buick Rendezvous, Kia Sedona LX Van, Volkswagen Eurovan GLS, Volkswagen Eurovan MV

Best New Sport Utility Vehicle
Winner: Jeep Liberty
Other entries: (Compact) Honda CRV, Saturn Vue, Suzuki XL7. (Intermediate) GMC Envoy, Ford Explorer XLS/EB, Land Rover Freelander SE, Nissan Xterra SE-S/C. (Luxury) Audi Allroad, Cadillac Escalade, Ford Explorer Limited, Mercedes-Benz G-Class G500, Mercedes-Benz M-Class ML 500

Best New Pickup Truck
Winner: Chevrolet Avalanche
Other entries: Dodge Ram 1500, Nissan Frontier Crew LB

Best New Technology
Winner: General Motors Quadrasteer Four-Wheel Steering System

Best New Design
Winner: Nissan Altima

Canadian Car of the Year
Winner: Nissan Altima

Canadian Truck of the Year
Winner: Jeep Liberty

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