Annual Award Nominees 2015

Here are some vehicles that truly stood out to us this year as the best our industry has to offer.
Here are some vehicles that truly stood out to us this year as the best our industry has to offer.

by Staff | December 3, 2015


As in previous years, the criteria for our Annual Awards is a bit different than that of our competitors. Our entire team had extensive discussions, conducted extensive testing, and put together a series of contenders in categories we consider to be very relevant to you, our readership. Again, in order to be eligible, we must have reviewed the vehicle on our magazine between January 1 and December 31 of this calendar year. Our award winners in all categories will be revealed on January 1st, including our Overall Favourite! Here’s a list of the eligible nominees in each category:


Best Styling

Cadillac ATS-V Coupé

2016 Cadillac ATS-V Coupe

Volvo XC90 T6 Inscription

2016 Volvo XC90 Momentum

Alpina B6 Gran Coupé

2015 Alpina B6 Gran Coupe


Best Family/Road Trip Vehicle

Subaru Outback 3.6R

2015 Subaru Outback 3.6R Limited

Toyota Highlander XLE AWD

2015 Toyota Highlander XLE AWD

Honda HR-V Touring

2016 Honda HR-V Touring

Best Sports Car (Under $50,000)

Mazda MX-5

2016 Mazda MX-5 GT

Volkswagen Golf R

2016 Volkswagen Golf R

Chevrolet Camaro SS

First Drive: 2016 Chevrolet Camaro SS

Best Sports Car (Over $50,000)

Lexus RC-F

2015 Lexus RC-F

BMW M6 Competition Package

2016 BMW M6 Coupe

Audi R8 V10 Spyder

2015 Audi R8 V10 Spyder

Best Luxury Car

Audi A6 TDI

2016 Audi A6 TDI

Mercedes-Benz S-Class Coupé

2015 Mercedes-Benz S63 AMG Coupe

BMW 6-series Gran Coupé

2015 Alpina B6 Gran Coupe

Best Sports Sedan

Mercedes-Benz C63-S AMG

2016 Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG S-Model

BMW 340i M-Sport

2016 BMW 340i xDrive

SRT Charger Hellcat

2016 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat

Best SUV/Crossover

Mazda CX-3

2016 Mazda CX-3 GT

Volvo XC90 T6 Inscription

2015 Volvo XC90 T6 Inscription

Ford Explorer Sport

2016 Ford Explorer Sport

Best Truck

Chevrolet Colorado/GMC Canyon

2015 Chevrolet Colorado LT 4WD

GMC Sierra

2015 GMC Sierra 1500

Ram 1500 EcoDiesel

2015 Ram 1500 Big Horn

Best Eco Car

Tesla Model S P85D

2015 Tesla Model S P85D

Kia Soul EV



2016 BMW i3

Best New Technology

Volkswagen Full-Line (Apple CarPlay/Android Auto)

First Drive: 2016 Volkswagen Jetta 1.4TSI

Audi TT-S/Q7 (Virtual Cockpit)

Audi Q7

Tesla Model S P85D (Insane/Ludicrous Mode)

2015 Tesla Model S P85D

Best Motorcycle


2015 BMW S1000RR

Ducati 1299 Panigale S

2016 Ducati 1299 Panigale S

Suzuki GSX-S1000

2016 Suzuki GSX-S1000

Biggest Surprise

Nissan Micra S

2015 Nissan Micra S

BMW 340i M-Sport

2016 BMW 340i xDrive

Toyota Yaris Sedan

2016 Scion iA


Overall Favourite

Cadillac ATS-V

2016 Cadillac ATS-V Coupe

BMW 340i M-Sport

2016 BMW 340i xDrive

Vehicle Specs
Engine Size
Horsepower (at RPM)
Torque (lb-ft.)
Fuel Efficiency (L/100km, City/Highway/Combined)
Observed Fuel Efficiency (L/100km)
Cargo Capacity (in L)
Base Price (CAD)
As-Tested Price (CAD)
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