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2022 Honda Civic, Hyundai Tucson Win Canadian Car, Utility Vehicle of the Year Awards

Civic and Tucson winners out of more than 250 vehicles

  • Honda Civic named top car in Canada for 2022

  • Hyundai Tucson top Utility Vehicle in Canada


The Automobile Journalists Association of Canada has just announced its winners for 2022 Canadian Car of the Year and 2022 Canadian Utility Vehicle of the Year. This year’s top car in Canada is the Honda Civic and the top Utility Vehicle is the Hyundai Tucson.

More than 250 vehicles were eligible for the AJAC awards this year, including new, refreshed, and carry-over vehicles. All needed a minimum number of ballots cast by dozens of Canada’s top automotive journalists to make it into the running for top spot.

2022 Honda Civic | Photo: Daniel Rufiange

“This is an incredible accomplishment for the Civic, we are delighted to accept this award,” said Steve Hui, Assistant Vice President, Honda Canada. “The all-new Civic has been praised globally by journalists and car enthusiasts alike, it is well deserving of this latest accolade. We are very proud of the entire team at Honda Canada who helped bring this together and our associates at Honda of Canada Mfg. in Alliston, Ontario for building the Civic Sedan and Si, outstanding, world-class vehicles.”

“It was a fierce competition, and we are thrilled that one of our best-selling SUVs earned this recognition by the esteemed judges of AJAC,” said Don Romano, President and CEO of Hyundai Auto Canada. “This award is exceptionally meaningful for us, because the new Tucson represents Hyundai’s full-spectrum eco-powertrain approach – offering internal combustion, hybrid and plug-in hybrid models in a high-volume compact SUV. ”

The three finalists for Canadian Car of the Year were the Honda Civic, Genesis G70, and Mazda MX-5. On the Utility side were the Genesis GV70, the Hyundai Tucson, and the Toyota Corolla Cross.

“AJAC is very proud to present our highest honours to the 2022 Canadian Car of the Year and Canadian Utility Vehicle of the Year,” said AJAC President Stephanie Wallcraft. “Our members represent the largest and most diverse collective of automotive expertise in the country, and they test these vehicles in the very same conditions Canadians experience from coast to coast every single day. Canadians can count on these assessments when choosing the vehicles that will best fit their families and lifestyles.”

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