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Wednesday, April 14, 2021

Mazda3 is the Canadian Car of the Year for a Second Straight Year

The Mazda3 has been named the Canadian Car of the Year 2021 by the Automobile Journalists Association of Canada or AJAC.

The Automobile Journalists Association of Canada (AJAC) is an association of professional journalists, writers, photographers and corporate members that choose the winners of the Canadian Car of the Year (CCOTY) and Canadian Utility Vehicle of the Year Awards (CUVOTY) every year.

The Mazda3 was chosen as the Canadian Car of the Year 2021 thanks to its high evaluations for Styling, Quality, Driver Position, Quietness, Performance, Vehicle Dynamics, and Safety.

AJAC allows for all models on sale to be eligible for their awards, regardless of the year of introduction of models. The Mazda3 is the first vehicle to win the award for two consecutive years, following its win in 2020.

Here’s the full list of winners:
  • Canadian Car of the Year – Mazda3
  • Canadian Utility Vehicle of the Year – Genesis GV80
  • Best Midsized Car – Mazda3
  • Best Large Car – Kia K5
  • Best Midsized Premium Car – Genesis G80
  • Best Small Utility Vehicle – Subaru Crosstrek / XV
  • Best Midsized Utility Vehicle – Nissan Rogue / X-Trail
  • Best Large Utility Vehicle – Kia Telluride
  • Best Midsized Utility Vehicle – Genesis GV80
  • Best Full-Sized Pick-Up – RAM 1500
  • Best Technology Innovation – Ford Pro Power on Board
  • Best Safety Innovation – Honda Front Passenger Airbag
  • Best Green Innovation – Ford F-150 PowerBoost Full Hybrid Powertrain


  1. bat ang daming awards ng mazda 3 pero wala akong nakikita halos sa daan..... hmmm....

  2. Kase exclusive daw, para lng sa mga may taste yan

    1. Ganoon pala maganda sabihin kapag nilalangaw no. Kasi exclusive.

    2. Depende kung saang daan o lugar ka nakatingin at nakapwesto, hindi naman below mid class ang target market nito

    3. kahit saang daan pa yan wala ka halos makikita na bagong mazda 3. nilalangaw.

    4. Mcdonalds doesn't make the best burgers, however, they sell loads of it. Toyota sells a lot of Vios, you see lots of them on the road, however, the Vios isn't the best car out there either.

  3. Kindly emphasize in your column that the mazda 3 elsewhere is very different from ours. Most countries,(including canada, i think) offers the 3 in 2.0turbo, while we, only have the n/a 2.0. The two variants are like night and day.

    1. The Mazda3 is also offered with a 2.0-liter NA in the U.S. and Canada. It also comes with a 2.5-liter NA, 2.5-liter turbo, and even a 1.8-liter diesel. It also comes in hybrid and Skyactiv-X flavor in Europe.

    2. So, i guess their basis for selecting the 3 as car of the year is because of the 2.5 n/a or the 2.5 turbo. Because the 2.0 n/a is slow and underpowered by western standards.

  4. Being slow or underpowered doesn't mean it could not compete as car of the year, everyone knows it is not the basis of this category

    1. oo nga naman. ang basis kung magkanong pera nailabas ng kumpanya diba?

    2. Para legal pakinggan...Lobbying.. sa tagalog...Suhol?


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