The Automobile Journalists Association of Canada (AJAC) today announced the vehicles its members selected as the best in Canada for 2023 in each of 12 categories
More than 250 vehicles were initially considered for this year's awards. Those newly designed, recently refreshed and carried over from the previous year were all eligible upon receiving a minimum number of ballots submitted by AJAC journalists.
"AJAC journalists submitted more than 1,700 ballots based on real-world test drives and produced this list of winners presented today in collaboration with the Montreal International Auto Show, said Michel Crépault, AJAC president. "In producing these results, our journalist members demonstrated fierce dedication to their craft, information Canadian drivers of the vehicles worthy of their purchase consideration in 2023."
Without further ado, here are the winners:
Best Small Car in Canada for 2023
Best Large Premium Car in Canada for 2023
Winner: Genesis G90
Best Sports Performance Car in Canada for 2023
Winner: Hyundai Elantra N
Best Small Utility Vehicle in Canada for 2023
Winner: Toyota Corolla Cross
Best Mid-Size Utility Vehicle in Canada for 2023
Winner: Mitsubishi Outlander
Best Large Utility Vehicle in Canada for 2023
Winner: Kia Telluride
Best Mid-Size Premium Utility in Canada for 2023
Winner: Lexus NX
Best Large Premium Utility Vehicle in Canada for 2023
Winner: Volvo XC90
Best Small Pick-up Truck in Canada for 2023
Winner: Ford Maverick
Best Large Pick-up Truck in Canada for 2023
Winner: Ram 1500
Best EV in Canada for 2023
Winner: Hyundai IONIQ 5
Best Premium EV in Canada for 2023
Winner: BMW i4
All 12 of these vehicles now qualify to be named 2023 Canadian Car of the Year or 2023 Canadian Utility Vehicle of the Year. These awards will be presented at the Canadian International Auto Show in Toronto on February 16.
You can compare those picks with The Car Guide’s Best Buys for 2023 by clicking on the link.