Honda Civic, Mazda CX-3 Named Canadian Car and Utility Vehicle of the Year

Stephen Elmer
by Stephen Elmer

The Automobile Journalists Association of Canada (AJAC) has named the 2016 Honda Civic and the 2016 Mazda CX-3 the Canadian car and truck/utility vehicle of the year.

The Civic beat out two finalists which were both Volkswagens, the Golf R and Golf SportWagen, to earn the top prize. The CX-3 managed to get the edge over the Volvo XC90 and the Kia Sportage.

To choose the winners, AJAC gathers over 70 journalists each fall to test drive every new vehicle back-to-back and then score them. The process generates 106,405 data points, which are offered to the public as a resource for new car buying.

SEE ALSO: Honda Civic, Volvo XC90 Win North American Car and Truck of the Year Awards

Honda’s new Civic comes with fresh engines, a reworked interior and an all-new look that has made it popular, winning both the Car of the Year and the North American Car of the Year.

The CX-3 is all-new for 2016, getting Mazda into the growing world of subcompact crossovers.

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Stephen Elmer
Stephen Elmer

Stephen covers all of the day-to-day events of the industry as the News Editor at AutoGuide, along with being the AG truck expert. His truck knowledge comes from working long days on the woodlot with pickups and driving straight trucks professionally. When not at his desk, Steve can be found playing his bass or riding his snowmobile or Sea-Doo. Find Stephen on <A title="@Selmer07 on Twitter" href="">Twitter</A> and <A title="Stephen on Google+" href="">Google+</A>

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