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Category Finalists Announced for AJAC 2023 Canadian Car & Utility Vehicle of the Year

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Canadian Car of the Year and Canadian Utility Vehicle of the Year category winners are to be revealed at Montreal International Auto Show on January 19, 2023. Photo Adobe Stock

Earlier this week, the Automobile Journalists Association of Canada (AJAC) announced the vehicles its members selected as the finalists for best in Canada for 2023 in each of the 12 categories. Spanning segments that include cars, utility vehicles, pick-up trucks and EVs.

More than 1700 ballots were submitted over nearly an entire calendar year by AJAC journalist members, who collectively comprise the most esteemed group of professional automotive media in Canada. As in recent years, the 2023 program considered vehicles that are newly redesigned, refreshed, and carried over from previous model years, provided a minimum number of ballots were submitted by AJAC journalists, who test entries on the same roads and in the same conditions experienced by Canadian drivers from coast to coast.

The winning vehicles in each of these 12 categories will be announced on January 19, 2023, at the Montreal International Auto Show.

“We are proud to be able to contribute to this flagship event of the automotive industry in Canada. We look forward to seeing the latest models and innovations in the industry and to highlighting the achievements of the automakers” said Luis Pereira, Executive Director of the Montreal Auto Show. “We look forward to sharing these moments with all car enthusiasts.”

The overall winners will be revealed as part of the opening ceremonies for the Canadian International Auto Show in Toronto on February 16, 2023, and the Canadian Green Car and Utility Vehicle of the year awards will be announced later in the spring with the Vancouver International Auto Show.

Finalists

2023 Canadian Car and Utility Vehicle of the Year Category Finalists are:

Best Small Car in Canada for 2023

  • Honda Civic
  • Mazda3
  • Toyota Corolla

Best Large Premium Car in Canada for 2023:

  • Genesis G80
  • Genesis G90
  • Toyota Crown

Best Sports Performance Car in Canada for 2023:

  • Hyundai Elantra N
  • Mazda MX-5
  • Subaru BRZ

Best Small Utility Vehicle in Canada for 2023:

  • Honda HR-V
  • Mazda CX-30
  • Toyota Corolla Cross

Best Mid-Size Utility Vehicle in Canada for 2023:

  • Kia Sportage
  • Mitsubishi Outlander
  • Toyota Venza

Best Large Utility Vehicle in Canada for 2023:

  • Hyundai Palisade
  • Jeep Grand Cherokee
  • Kia Telluride

Best Mid-Size Premium Utility in Canada for 2023:

  • Genesis GV70
  • Land Rover Range Rover
  • Lexus NX

Best Large Premium Utility Vehicle in Canada for 2023:

  • Jeep Grand Cherokee 4xe
  • Lexus RX
  • Volvo XC90

Best Small Pick-up Truck in Canada for 2023:

  • Ford Maverick
  • Nissan Frontier
  • Toyota Tacoma

Best Large Pick-up Truck in Canada for 2023:

  • Ford F-150
  • Ram 1500
  • Toyota Tundra

Best EV in Canada for 2023:

  • Ford Mustang Mach-E
  • Hyundai Ioniq 5
  • Kia EV6

Best Premium EV in Canada for 2023:

  • BMW i4
  • BMW iX
  • Mercedes-EQ EQS

 

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