List of Canada’s Best Cars of 2016


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Canada’s Top 10 Best Cars of 2016

Find out what the Best Cars of 2016 in Canada are as recommended by auto experts. Our panel of Experts has shortlisted different Cars in various categories based on various parameters.

Popular Car Brands in Canada

Acura
Aston Martin
Audi
Buick
Cadillac
Chevrolet
Chrysler
Dodge
Fiat
GMC
Jeep
Mercedes-Benz
Mitsubishi
Porsche
Ram
Subaru
Tesla
Toyota
Volkswagen
Volvo

Canada’s Best Cars of 2016: Top 10

1. BMW M235I

BMW M235I

This vehicle gets started where others stop: turbocharged straight six-cylinder engine with 322 hp, dynamic braking, a rear spoiler lip for increased surface pressure, an M Sport chassis and lots more – welcome to a world that revolves around racing and offers breathtakingly high performance.

Specifications:

Engine:

  • Cylinders/valves – 6/4
  • Capacity in ccm – 2,979
  • Stroke/bore in mm – 89.6/84.0
  • Max. output in kW (hp) at 1/min – 240 (326)/5,800-6,000
  • Max. torque in Nm at 1/min – 450/1,300-4,500
  • Compression ratio : 1 – 10.2

Fuel consumption:

  • Urban in l/100 km – 10.9 [10.3]
  • Extra-urban in l/100 km – 6.4 [5.9]
  • Combined in l/100 km – 8.1 [7.6]
  • CO2 emissions in g/km – 189 [176]
  • Tank capacity, approx. in l – 52

Performance:

  • Top speed in km/h – 250 [250]
  • Acceleration 0–100 km/h in s – 5.0 [4.8]

Customer Reviews:

Positive Reviews:

  • Power
  • Sound
  • Handling

Negative Reviews:

Wish there was the hatchback option

2. VOLVO V60 POLESTAR

VOLVO V60 POLESTAR

Developed from 19 years of motorsport experience, the Volvo S60 and V60 Polestar* features a 350 hp T6 engine, making the 0-100 km/h sprint in just 4.9 seconds, and an extensively developed chassis. The car carries Polestar’s continuing engineering philosophy to deliver an engaging, precise and confident driving experience in all weathers, on all roads and in all seasons.

Specifications:

Performance:

  • 0-100 km/h 5.0 sec
  • 0-200 km/h 17.8 sec
  • 0-60 mph 4.8 sec
  • 0-120 mph 16.7 sec
  • Top speed 250 km/h/ 155 mph

Engine:

  • 6-cylinder inline T6 engine, 2953 cc
  • 258 kW (350 hp DIN / 345 hp SAE) @ 5250 rpm
  • 500 Nm (369 lb-ft) @ 3000-4750 rpm
  • Max 6500 rpm
  • New twin-scroll Borg Warner turbo
  • Max boost 1.2 bar
  • New intercooler
  • Polestar 2.5” stainless full-flow exhaust system with twin 3.5” tail pipes

Wheels & Brakes:

  • Front: Polestar/Brembo 6 piston brake calipers 371×32 mm ventilated and floating Brembo discs
  • Rear: 302×22 mm ventilated disc
  • Rims: Polestar bespoke rims, 20×8”
  • Tires: Michelin Pilot Super Sport 245/35 ZR20 (95Y) XL

Customer Reviews:

Positive Reviews:

  • Power
  • Looks
  • Sound
  • Handling

Negative Reviews:

  • No independent exhaust button
  • Small Interior

3. FORD F-150

FORD F-150

The most popular variant of the F-Series is the F-150. It has been the best-selling vehicle in the United States for the past 32 years, and the best-selling pick-up for 43 years,[2] and the best selling vehicle in Canada

Specifications:

Brakes:

  • Brake ABS System – 4-Wheel
  • Brake ABS System (Second Line) – 4-Wheel
  • Disc – Front – Yes
  • Disc – Rear – Yes
  • Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness – 13.8 in
  • Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness- 13.7 in

Engine:

  • Engine Order Code – 998
  • Engine Type – Regular Unleaded V-6
  • Displacement – 3.5 L/213
  • Fuel System – Sequential MPI
  • SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM – 283 @ 6500
  • SAE Net Torque @ RPM – 255 @ 4000
  • Engine Oil Cooler – None

Mileage:

  • EPA Fuel Economy Est – Hwy – 25 MPG
  • Cruising Range – City- 414.00 mi
  • EPA Fuel Economy Est – City- 18 MPG
  • Fuel Economy Est-Combined – 20 MPG
  • Cruising Range – Hwy- 575.00 mi

Steering:

  • Steering Type- Rack-Pinion
  • Turning Diameter – Curb to Curb 40.7ft

Customer Reviews:

Positive Reviews:

  • Powerful and smooth 2.7L EcoBoost engine
  • Innovative features
  • Lightweight body
  • Class-leading technology
  • Refined driving experience

Negative Reviews:

  • Expensive
  • Touchy brakes

4. BMW I3

BMW I3

The result: with its visionary design, the BMW i3 design defines the automobile of tomorrow. Its innovative BMW eDrive power train was designed in the scope of the BMW EfficientDynamics technology and is not only locally emission-free, but also offers an incomparable and near-silent driving experience. The intelligent BMW ConnectedDrive Services bring you easily and conveniently to your destination.

Specifications:

Consumption:

  • BMW eDrive energy consumption in kWh/100 km – 12.9
  • CO2 emissions in g/km – 0

BMW eDrive:

  • Electric motor: Output in kW – 125
  • Electric motor: Max. torque in Nm – 250

Wheels:

  • Tyre dimensions front – 155/70 R19
  • Tyre dimensions rear – 155/70 R19
  • Wheel dimensions front – 5Jx19
  • Wheel dimensions rear- 5Jx19

Performance:

  • Top speed fully electric in km/h – 150
  • Acceleration 0–100 km/h in s – 7.2
  • Elasticity 80–120 km/h in s – 4.9

Customer Reviews:

Positive Reviews:

  • One-pedal driving feel
  • Responsive throttle

Negative Reviews:

  • Goofy exterior appearance
  • Rough interior materials

5. Dodge Challenger

DODGE CHALLENGER

The all-new 2015 Dodge Challenger is the most powerful muscle car ever. With 4 engines to choose from, an all-new driver-centric interior loaded with technology, and a redesigned exterior that’s as functional as it is alluring, the 2015 Challenger represents a new era in sports car performance, value and design. That’s why it also earned a Canadian Black Book ‘Best Retained Value Award’ in 2015 for the 4th straight year.

Specifications:

Engine:

  • 3.6L Pentastar VVT V6
  • 5.7L HEMI VVT V8
  • 5.7L HEMI VVT V8 w/FuelSaver MDS
  • 6.2L Supercharged HEMI Hellcat V8
  • 6.4L SRT HEMI V8
  • 6.4L SRT HEMI V8 w/Fuelsaver MDS

Fuel Economy:

  • 12.4 L/100 KM (23 MPG) City
  • 7.8 L/100 KM (36 MPG) Hwy34

Horse Power:  305 – 707 hp

Seating: 5 passengers

  • 18-inch aluminum wheels
  • P235/55R18 all-season performance tires
  • Body-colour exterior mirrors, fascia and door handles
  • Bright fuel filler door
  • Dual rear exhaust with bright tips
  • LED taillamps
  • Power, heated mirrors, manual folding
  • Satin chrome grille

Customer Reviews:

Positive Reviews:

  • Power
  • Improved handling
  • Improved steering

Negative Reviews:

  • Weight
  • Tires too skinny

6. ACURA RLX SPORT HYBRID SH-AWD

ACURA RLX SPORT HYBRID SH-AWD

“RLX is one of the more subtle luxury cars; the design is certainly not in your face, and there are no gimmicks inside.” The RLX Sport Hybrid SH-AWD is Acura’s new flagship, and has the potential to be a game-changer when Acura needs it the most.

Specifications:

Engine:

  • Engine Type – Aluminum-alloy direct injection V-6
  • Displacement – 3.5 liters
  • Valvetrain – 24-valve, SOHC i-VTEC®
  • Horsepower @ rpm (SAE net) – 310 @ 6500
  • Torque (lb-ft @ rpm) (SAE net) – 272 @ 4500
  • Compression Ratio – 11.5:1
  • Throttle Control – Drive-by-Wire™ throttle system
  • EPA Fuel Economy Ratings27 (city / highway / combined) – 20 / 31 / 24
  • Recommended Fuel19 – Premium unleaded 91 octane
  • CARB Emissions Rating – ULEV-2
  • Transmission- 6-speed automatic transmission with Sequential SportShift paddle shifters and Grade Logic Control
  • Wheelbase – 112.2 in (2850 mm)
  • Length – 196.1 in (4982 mm)
  • Height – 57.7 in (1465 mm)
  • Width – 74.4 in (1890 mm)
  • Front Track – 64.3 in (1632 mm)
  • Rear Track – 64.2 in (1630 mm)
  • Ground Clearance (unladen) – 4.5 in (115 mm)
  • Fuel Tank Capacity – 18.5 U.S. gallons (70.0 liters)
  • Maximum Seating Capacity – 5

Customer Reviews:

Positive Reviews:

  • Impressive grip, power and fuel economy
  • Engaging drive
  • Unique features

Negative Reviews:

Small trunk

7. JAGUAR F-TYPE COUPE

JAGUAR F-TYPE COUPE

Powerful, agile and distinctive, the F-TYPE is a true Jaguar sports car, engineered for high performance and instantly responsive handling – the latest in a distinguished bloodline of cars. Supercharged engines, lightweight aluminum body construction and advanced driving technologies deliver an experience that is intuitive, instinctive and alive.

Specifiactions:

  • 340 hp V6 Supercharged
  • 18 inch Vela alloy wheels
  • 8-speed “QuickShift” ZF® transmission with Sport mode
  • Intelligent Stop/Start
  • Sport Exhaust with centre-mounted twin exhaust pipes
  • Jaguar Performance Braking System with silver calipers
  • Leather and Suedecloth Sport seats with six-way power/manual adjustment
  • GPS navigation system with Traffic Messaging Channel (TMC)5
  • 380 watt Meridian™ audio system with 10 speakers

Customer Reviews:

Positive Reviews:

  • Power
  • Sound

Negative Reviews:

Sightlines

8. CADILLAC ELR

CADILLAC ELR

ELR is the provocative embodiment of imagination and inspiration. ELR is an original thought in a sea of conformity and our most advanced luxury coupe ever.

Specifications:

  • Advanced electric drive system with onboard generator powered by gas
  • Regen on Demand™ dual-side paddle controls
  • CUE2–Cadillac User Experience–infotainment system with navigation3
  • Bose® audio with Active Noise Cancellation
  • Exotic burl grain wood trim
  • Leather-appointed heated front seats with 16-way control
  • Safety Alert Seat
  • Forward Collision Alert, Lane Departure Warning System, and Front and Rear Park Assist
  • Four-wheel antilock disc brakes with regenerative capability
  • 20” Ultra-Bright aluminum wheels with machined-finish and Blade Silver painted accents
  • Vertical LED headlamps and taillamps

Customer Reviews:

Positive Reviews:

  • Exterior and interior style
  • Efficient
  • Quiet cabin

Negative Reviews:

Could use more range and power

9. HONDA FIT

HONDA FIT

With best-in-class passenger and cargo space, increased power, improved fuel economy and more refined, yet sporty dynamics, the completely redesigned 2015 Fit is poised to lead the subcompact segment.

Specifications:

  • Gas Mileage – 29 mpg City/37 mpg Hwy
  • Engine – Regular Unleaded I-4, 1.5 L
  • EPA Class – Small Station Wagon
  • Style Name – LX Manual
  • Drivetrain – Front Wheel Drive
  • Passenger Capacity – 5
  • Passenger Doors- 4
  • Body Style – 4dr Car
  • Transmission – Transmission: 6-Speed Manual

Customer Reviews:

Positive Reviews:

  • Spacious Interior
  • Marvelous seat folding
  • Class-leading safety equipment

Negative Reviews:

Noisy Engine

10. CHRYSLER 200

CHRYSLER 200

This is the All-New 2015 Chrysler 200. Our next-generation midsize sedan is designed, engineered and built to compete with the very best vehicles in the industry.

Specifications:

  • Fuel Economy (CTY/HWY) 23/36 mpg C/D observed: 27 mpg
  • Stability-control inhibited
  • Car Type – Sedan
  • Transmission – 9-speed Automatic
  • Basic Warranty – 3 Yr./ 36000 Mi.
  • Engine Type – Gas
  • Total Seatings – 5
  • Engine Type: SOHC 16-valve inline-4, aluminum block and head, port fuel injection
  • Body Style – 4dr Car

Customer Reviews:

Positive Reviews:

  • Nine-speed transmission
  • Ultra-smooth V6 engine
  • Class-leading infotainment
  • All-wheel drive offered on most of the lineup

Negative Reviews:

  • V6 engine can overwhelm front tires
  • Handling is above average