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News AJAC Announces 2023 Canadian Car, Utility Vehicle of the Year Category Winners

AJAC Announces 2023 Canadian Car, Utility Vehicle of the Year Category Winners

12 Canadian Car/Utility Vehicle of the Year Category Winners

  • 11 automakers take class wins

  • Some repeat winners, many new models


The Automobile Journalists Association of Canada jas just announced 12 category winners as the next step toward awarding the 2023 Canadian Car and Canadian Utility Vehicle of the Year awards.

More than 250 vehicles were eligible for the awards this year, with nearly 50 expert journalists from across the country casting almost 1,800 ballots.

11 different vehicle manufacturers will take home category wins this year. The winners include the Mazda3 making its return for the third time, and the newly-refreshed Kia Telluride also winning its class for the third time.

Hyundai was the only manufacturer to win two categories. The Elantra N performance sedan and the Ioniq 5 electric vehicle each won in their respective categories.

“In producing these results, our journalist members demonstrated fierce dedication to their craft. Informing Canadian drivers of the vehicles worthy of their purchase consideration in 2023.”

The 12 category winners (listed below) now qualify to be named 2023 Canadian Car of the Year or 2023 Canadian Utility Vehicle of the year. Those awards will be presented at the Canadian International Auto Show in Toronto next month.

Best Small Pick-up Truck in Canada for 2023
Ford Maverick

Best Large Pick-up Truck in Canada for 2023
Ram 1500

Best EV in Canada for 2023
Hyundai IONIQ 5

Best Premium EV in Canada for 2023
BMW i4

Best Small Car in Canada for 2023
Mazda3

Best Large Premium Car in Canada for 2023
Genesis G90

Best Sports Performance Car in Canada for 2023
Hyundai Elantra N

Best Small Utility Vehicle in Canada for 2023
Toyota Corolla Cross

Best Mid-Size Utility Vehicle in Canada for 2023
Mitsubishi Outlander

Best Large Utility Vehicle in Canada for 2023
Kia Telluride

Best Mid-Size Premium Utility in Canada for 2023
Lexus NX

Best Large Premium Utility Vehicle in Canada for 2023
Volvo XC90

 

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