At their late October gathering of over 100 Canadian automotive journalists, the AJAC (Automotive Journalists Association of Canada) worked tirelessly to thoroughly evaluate each and every new-for-2007 car and truck. Well, the tire smoke and brake dust have cleared, the votes have been counted, and unanimous winners have been anointed in each of the 13 categories. To see all of the winners and contenders in each category, keep reading after the jump.

Thanks for the tip Peter!

(See the complete list of winners as well as contenders after the jump!)

[Source: Auto North]

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The 2007 category winners are:


Best New Small Car under $18,000
Honda Fit LX
The Contenders: Hyundai Accent, Nissan Versa, Pontiac Wave and Toyota Yaris


Best New Small Car over $18,000
Volkswagen Rabbit 2.5
The Contenders: Dodge Caliber, Hyundai Elantra, Nissan Sentra, Suzuki SX-4


Best New Family Car $22,000 - $30,000
Toyota Camry LE
The Contenders: Chrysler Sebring, Kia Magentis, Nissan Altima 2.5L


Best New Family Car over $30,000

Toyota Camry Hybrid
The Contenders: Kia Amanti, Nissan Maxima, Saturn Aura, Volkswagen Passat Wagon


Best New Luxury Car under $50,000
Lexus ES 350
The Contenders: Infiniti G35X, Lincoln MKZ


Best New Prestige Car
Audi S8
The Contenders: Jaguar XK Convertible, Lexus LS 460L, Mercedes-Benz S-Class


Best New Sports/Performance Car under $50,000

MazdaSpeed3
The Contenders: Saturn Sky Redline, Volkswagen GTI 2.0T


Best New Sports/Performance Car over $50,000
BMW 3-Series Coupé
The Contenders: Audi RS4, Audi S6, BMW M Coupé, Lexus GS 450h, Shelby GT500


Best New Convertible
Volkswagen EOS 2.0T
The Contenders: Audi A4 Cabriolet 2.0T, Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder, Pontiac G6 Convertible


Best New Pick-up Truck
Chevrolet Avalanche
The Contenders: Cadillac Escalade EXT, Ford Sport Trac Limited 4X4


Best New SUV/CUV under $35,000
Toyota RAV4 – V6 Sport
The Contenders: Dodge Nitro, Ford Edge, Honda CR-V, Hyundai Sante Fe, Jeep Compass, Jeep Wrangler Unlimited, Mazda CX-7, Saturn Vue Green Line


Best New SUV/CUV under $60,000
Acura RDX Technology Package
The Contenders: Chevrolet Tahoe, Chrysler Aspen, Lincoln MKX, Suzuki XL7

Best New SUV/CUV over $60,000
Mercedes-Benz GL Class
The Contenders: Acura MDX, Audi Q7, Cadillac Escalade, Ford Expedition, GMC Yukon, Lincoln Navigator


The overall Canadian Car of the Year, Canadian Utility Vehicle of the Year, as well as the Canadian Truck of the Year will all be announced on February 14th, 2007, at the 2007 Canadian International Auto Show in Toronto, Ontario.


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