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Mazda CX-3 Wins Automobile Journalists Association of Canada’s ‘Utility Vehicle of the Year’ Award

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Remember back in October when the Texas Auto Writers Association held the Texas Truck Rodeo to compare and contrast all of the trucks currently on offer? Well, imagine that, but with all cars and with a bunch of snow on the ground, and you get the Automobile Journalists Association of Canada Car of the Year awards, presented at the Canadian International Auto Show after a four-day blitz of comparison driving known as TestFest.

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TestFest combines a number of tests–there are public road tests, a handling course test (including a muddy off-road section), and instrumental tests, all of which are combined to choose a vehicle that, in its category, can definitely be called the best.

So, after comparison, the Mazda CX-3 actually took home two awards, first for “Best New SUV/CUV under $35,000,” and second for overall “Utility Vehicle of the Year.”

“We are absolutely delighted that AJAC members have voted for the Mazda CX-3 as the Canadian Utility Vehicle of the Year,” said Vincent Reboul, Director of Marketing,  Mazda Canada, in a press release “Being chosen over the very worthy competition we faced is a strong endorsement of everything the CX-3 brings to the table: show-stopping KODO design, excellent real-world fuel efficiency thanks to SKYACTIV Technology, and all-weather capability with Mazda’s predictive i-ACTIV AWD system.”

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News Source: Canada Free Press