AJAC Crowns 2021 Best Cars, SUVs, Truck of the Year

The Automobile Journalists Association of Canada (AJAC) today crowned the eight vehicle category winners that will ultimately determine the 2021 Canadian Car of the Year and Canadian Utility Vehicle of the Year.

2021 Best Midsize Car

Winner: Mazda3

Photo: Mazda

Other finalists: Nissan Sentra and Toyota Corolla

2021 Best Large Car

Winner: Kia K5

Photo: Kia

Other finalists: Hyundai Sonata and Toyota Camry

2021 Best Midsize Premium Car

Winner: Genesis G80

Photo: Antoine Joubert

Other finalists: Cadillac CT5 and Genesis G70

2021 Best Small Utility

Winner: Subaru Crosstrek

Photo: Subaru

Other finalists: Kia Seltos and Mazda CX-30

2021 Best Midsize Utility

Winner: Nissan Rogue

Photo: Nissan

Other finalists: Mazda CX-5 and Toyota Venza

2021 Best Large Utility

Winner: Kia Telluride

Photo: Kia

Other finalists: Chevrolet Tahoe and GMC Yukon

2021 Best Premium Midsize Utility

Winner: Genesis GV80

Photo: Genesis

Other finalists: Land Rover Defender and Lincoln Corsair

2021 Best Full-size Pickup

Winner: Ram 1500

Photo: FCA

Other finalists: Chevrolet Silverado and Nissan Titan

The identity of the 2021 Canadian Car of the Year and Canadian Utility Vehicle of the Year will be revealed at a later date.

Compare those picks with The Car Guide’s own awards for 2021.

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