A team of experts collated from Canada's top automotive journalists judged over 180 cars for the annual Canadian Car of the Year ceremony recently, dividing the cars up into 11 different categories. The team then marked the cars against 23 separate criteria, including design, ergonomics, safety, handling, and emission levels.
The cars were also tested under real-world circumstances including thorough road testing on public roads, which also contributed to the marking process. Each of the cars were then marked on a scale of 1-10 for each criteria.
The Hyundai ix35 gathered 653 points in total, putting in top place just above the Kia Sportage - which collected 651 points - and the Mitsubishi RVR - which tallied up 643 points.
Hyundai has seen a significant increase in sales in US/Canadian markets in the past couple of years, proving once again the company is climbing its way up as more than a reputable brand.