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At Yorkdale Dufferin Mazda, we are incredibly proud to share that Mazda has taken home an award that helps us help our customers! The Automobile Journalists Association of Canada (AJAC) handed the 2021 titles for the Canadian Car and Utility of the Year to Mazda and Genesis.

The Mazda 3 was labelled the car of the year finalist thanks to its elegant look and distinct style, but this is not the first award for Mazda. Mazda has an award-winning history from its titles earned in 2020.

How Were the Winners Selected?

After considering more than 250 vehicles, the winners were announced during a live broadcast on The Morning Show on Global Television. The test to find the best vehicle persisted for a couple of months by the country’s automotive journalists. While the usual tests are conducted as a big event, things were different this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The evaluations were done with jurors testing vehicles from their homes across Canada.

What’s Unique About the Mazda 3?

The Mazda 3 is offered as both sedan and hatchback, but it’s known for more than that. It comes with a 2.5 L turbocharged engine pushing 250 horsepower and more than 300 lb-ft of torque for the first time.

While dwelling between the identities of mainstream and luxury, this award-winner offers i-Activ All Wheel Drive (AWD), an on-demand system that checks road conditions 200 times every second for a safer ride. Focus less on exterior temperature conditions because the i-Activ AWD uses 27 sensors to do the work for you while remaining fuel-efficient.

Let’s Talk Tech!

Why go to a party when the party’s right in your car? The speakers are located around the cabin to provide clear audio at high and low volumes. Mazda has partnered up with Bose to fulfill all your audio needs. Sing your heart away during your road trips and enjoy a concert in the comfort of your car.

Are you worried about how to connect the music and other apps to your car to make your life a little easier? The 8.8″-wide colour display and infotainment system make it simpler to phone, messages and music with Android and Apple devices.

No Place to Drive Without the Earth!

The automotive industry is known for creating environmental concerns, impacting global warming and climate change. Mazda’s ecological philosophy attempts to develop sustainable cars without compromising on their quality. Mazda’s “Sustainable Zoom-Zoom 2030” vision aims to reduce carbon dioxide from a “well-to-wheel” perspective, considering emissions over the vehicle’s entire life cycle.

Ready to Own a Mazda 3?

If you are all excited about and ready to get behind the wheel, schedule an appointment with your local Mazda dealership. Even if you are not prepared to seal the deal just yet, it won’t hurt to take a peek.