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Winners for 2022 AutoTrader Awards Announced

AutoTrader is proud to announce the winners of the 2022 AutoTrader Awards, Canada’s most comprehensive automotive awards.

Our jury of more than 20 automotive experts from around the country has voted on the best cars in 25 different categories. Our awards consider every single vehicle available for Canadians to buy from all mainstream automakers, not just vehicles that are new or refreshed for the year. Our experts use a dozen different criteria to vote on winners, but we're looking for vehicles that go above and beyond what's expected to provide Canadian drivers with the best experience possible.

Our guiding principle at AutoTrader is to empower Canadian car shoppers to be more confident in their car-buying journey, and part of that is by offering unbiased expert automotive advice. Our team of some of the industry’s best automotive journalists has worked hard to separate good cars from award-winning cars, which we think arms car shoppers with the knowledge to make more confident decisions.

“Our judges carefully consider every car available in the market — not just those that were new or refreshed for 2022 — so these winners truly represent the best cars available to car shoppers in their respective categories,” says Ian MacDonald, Chief Marketing Officer, "As Canada’s leading and most trusted automotive marketplace, our Awards are an extension of our long-standing commitment to empowering every Canadian with the confidence they need to make the most informed decision when it comes to vehicle shopping.” 

We would also like to thank everyone who participated in our Canada’s Choice Awards to vote for their most trusted vehicles. Your participation is what helps make the AutoTrader Awards the country’s most comprehensive.

"I'm very proud of these Awards and I love that it gives Canadian drivers a chance to share their experiences too," says Jodi Lai, AutoTrader's Editor-in-Chief. "Our experts have a huge wealth of knowledge but the fact that everyday Canadian drivers have joined together to vote on the cars they trust most is major. It really does help make our Awards even more well-rounded and thorough."

A full list of winners and information on our criteria and jury can be found at


2022 AutoTrader Award Winners:

Best Overall Car

Honda Civic

Best Overall SUV/Crossover

Genesis GV70

Best Overall Truck

Ford F-150

Best Subcompact Car

Kia Rio

Best Compact Car

Honda Civic

Best Family Sedan

Honda Accord

Best Wagon

Volvo V60 / V60 Cross Country

Best Compact Luxury Car

Genesis G70

Best Large Luxury Car

Genesis G80

Best Performance Car Under $50K

Mazda MX-5

Best Performance Car Over $50K

Chevrolet Corvette

Best Subcompact SUV

Mazda CX-30

Best 2-Row SUV

Subaru Outback

Best 3-Row SUV

Kia Telluride

Best Luxury Subcompact SUV

Volvo XC40

Best Luxury 2-Row SUV

Genesis GV70

Best Luxury 3-Row SUV

Genesis GV80

Best Minivan

Chrysler Pacifica

Best Compact/Mid-Size Truck

Hyundai Santa Cruz

Best Full-Size Truck

Ford F-150

Best Green Vehicle Under $50K

Toyota RAV4 Hybrid / RAV4 Prime

Best Green Vehicle Over $50K

Ford Mustang Mach-E

Best New Tech Innovation

Ford Pro Power Onboard

Best New Safety Innovation

GM Super Cruise 2.0

Best Vehicle for Adventure

Ford Bronco


Canada’s Choice Award Winners:

Most Trusted Car

Honda Civic

Most Trusted SUV

Toyota RAV4

Most Trusted Truck

Ford F-150

Most Trusted Green Vehicle

Toyota Prius / Prius Prime

Most Trusted Automaker


Congratulations to all the winners!