They are the Roger Federer versus Rafael Nadal matchups of the modern automotive universe. Mustang versus Camaro is only the beginning. In Canada’s booming auto industry, the first seven months of 2017 have revealed a level of intense competitiveness the likes of which the Canadian market has never seen.

Automakers are fighting over 175,000 sales each month, with nobody willing to lose market share and everybody wanting to make gains. In the midst of the larger fight are these model-by-model challenges, the most heated one-on-one battles in Canada’s auto sphere in 2017.