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2022 AJAC Category Finalists Announced

The Automobile Journalists Association of Canada (AJAC) shares the best of the best in each category


  • Three finalists in each category are now known.

  • The overall winners will be shared on February 28, 2022.


Every year, the Automobile Journalists Association of Canada (AJAC) complies data from its members to determine the best-of-the-best in each significant vehicle category.

Through thousands of road tests and reviews, Canadian auto journalists have voted to determine which new vehicles deserve the attention of buyers.

On February 28, 2022, in partnership with the Canadian International Auto Show, the 2022 Canadian Car of the Year and Canadian Utility Vehicle of the Year awards will be announced.

In the meantime, here are the category finalists:


Best Small Car in Canada for 2022

  • Honda Civic

  • Mazda3

  • Nissan Sentra


Best Large Car in Canada for 2022

  • Honda Accord

  • Kia K5

  • Toyota Camry

2021 Kia K5 | Photo: Olivier Delorme


Best Small Premium Car in Canada for 2022

  • BMW 3 Series/4 Series

  • Genesis G70

  • Lexus IS


Best Sports/Performance Car in Canada for 2022

  • Mazda MX-5

  • Toyota 86

  • Toyota Supra

2022 Toyota GR 86 | Photo: Toyota


Best Small Utility Vehicle in Canada for 2022

  • Hyundai Kona

  • Mazda CX-30

  • Toyota Corolla Cross


Best Mid-size Utility Vehicle in Canada for 2022

  • Hyundai Santa Fe

  • Hyundai Tucson

  • Mitsubishi Outlander

2022 Hyundai Tucson Hybrid | Photo: Olivier Delorme


Best Large Utility Vehicle in Canada for 2022

  • Kia Sorento

  • Nissan Pathfinder

  • Toyota Highlander


Best Mid-size Premium Utility Vehicle in Canada for 2022

  • Genesis GV70

  • Jaguar F-PACE

  • Lexus NX

2022 Lexus NX


Best Large Premium Utility Vehicle in Canada for 2022

  • Cadillac Escalade

  • Genesis GV80

  • Jeep Grand Wagoneer


Best Off-Road Vehicle in Canada for 2022

  • Ford Bronco

  • Jeep Wrangler

2021 Ford Bronco Wildtrak 4-door | Photo: Olivier Delorme


Best Minivan in Canada for 2022

  • Chrysler Pacifica

  • Kia Carnival

  • Toyota Sienna


Best Small Pick-up Truck in Canada for 2022

  • Hyundai Santa Cruz

  • Nissan Frontier

  • Toyota Tacoma

2022 Hyundai Santa Cruz | Photo: Matt St-Pierre


Best EV in Canada for 2022

  • Ford Mustang Mach-E

  • Hyundai Kona Electric

  • Kia Niro EV

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Matt St-Pierre
Trained as an Automotive Technician, Matt has two decades of automotive journalism under his belt. He’s done TV, radio, print and this thing called the internet. He’s an avid collector of many 4-wheeled things, all of them under 1,500 kg, holds a recently expired racing license and is a father of two. Life is beautiful. Send Matt an emai

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