The Automotive Journalists Association of Canada has awarded the 2013 Canadian “car of the year” to the Honda Accord Sedan. The award for the top utility vehicle went to the Hyundai Santa Fe.
The Accord beat out the Porsche Boxter and Hyundai Elantra GT for the top prize.
The vehicles underwent thorough testing, including more than 40,000 data points gathered by the Automobile Journalists Association of Canada, in the evaluation.
Honda Canada President Takashi Sekiguchi thanked the company’s engineers in accepting the award at the Toronto auto show.
This announcement came ahead of the Canadian International Auto Show, which opens Friday at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre.
Forty vehicles will make their debut at the auto show. Some 1,000 cars, SUVs and trucks will be on display, as the show marks its 40th anniversary.