Updated on 2023-02-19
The BMW i4 is the 2023 Canadian Car of the Year.
The Hyundai IONIQ 5 is the 2023 Canadian Utility Vehicle of the Year.
The Automobile Journalists Association of Canada (AJAC) praised the BMW i4 for its steering and overall value, and the Hyundai IONIQ 5 for its styling and value.
The two vehicles were awarded with Canada’s highest automotive accolades at the opening ceremonies of the Canadian International AutoShow in Toronto. This followed months of testing and evaluation on roads and conditions from Halifax to Vancouver and beyond by nearly 50 of the country’s automotive journalists. Ballots are scored anonymously on many different factors, including performance, features, technology, design, fuel consumption, and value.
These winners were selected from across more than 250 entries including all new cars and utility vehicles on sale this year. Voting data was collected anonymously from more than 1,700 ballots. The ballots were tabulated by audit and advisory firm KPMG and kept strictly secret until the envelopes were opened on stage.
“These awards are AJAC’s highest honour, and it’s with the backing of our members’ real-world assessment and depth of expertise that we declare the BMW i4 2023 Canadian Car of the Year and the Hyundai IONIQ 5 2023 Canadian Utility Vehicle of the Year,” said AJAC Vice President Evan Williams. “AJAC journalists are among the most objective and discerning automotive professionals in the country, and the fact that these two vehicles have risen to the top of our rigorous testing and voting protocol means that they’re truly among the best available to Canadian buyers.”
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