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In Pictures: 12 finalists for New Car of the Year award

Eighty members of the Auto Journalists of Canada (AJAC) tested the new cars available for 2014 in October at the group's TestFest, ranking them on such criteria as safety features, cargo capacity, style and comfort and fuel capacity. These are the category winners, and the overall winner will be announced February 13, 2014 at the Canadian International Auto Show.

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Best New Small Car (under $21k): Mazda3

Mazda

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Best New Small Car (over $21k): Mazda3 Sport

Mazda

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Best New Family Car (under $30k): Kia Soul

Kia

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Best New Family Car (over $30k): Mazda6

Mazda

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Best New Luxury Car (under $50k): Lexus IS 350 RWD

Toyota

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Best New Luxury Car (over $50k): Infiniti Q50 Hybrid

Infiniti/Wieck

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Best New Sports/Performance: Chevrolet Corvette Stingray

General Motors

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Best New Prestige Car: Mercedes-Benz S Class

Mercedes-Benz

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Best New SUV/CUV (under $35k): Jeep Cherokee

Chrysler

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Best New SUV/CUV ($35k to $60k): Kia Sorento

Kia

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Best New SUV/CUV (over $60k): Acura MDX.

Honda

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Best New Pickup: GMC Sierra

General Motors

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