Toronto, ON — The Automobile Journalists Association of Canada (AJAC) announced the Subaru Legacy as the winner of the 2015 Canadian Car of the Year this morning at the Canadian International Auto Show. The Legacy wrestled the award from another mid-size sedan—the Mazda6—which earned top honours last year.
“In the past year, Subaru sold a record number of vehicles and celebrated a new milestone in company history with unprecedented sales success,” said Shiro Ohta, chairman, president and CEO of Subaru Canada, Inc. “This award from AJAC is a wonderful tribute to our recent achievements.”
The Canadian Car of the Year title goes to the car that achieved the best results during testing at AJAC’s annual TestFest event in October. Over a period of five days, 73 AJAC journalist members evaluate the year’s new or significantly-refreshed vehicles and judge based on a number of criteria, including interior space, ergonomics, comfort and real-world, open road performance.
Winners from 15 vehicle categories are chosen, earning the right to compete for overall Canadian Car of the Year honours.
The 2015 Legacy is the mid-size sedan’s sixth generation. It’s offered with the choice of two engines: a 2.5-litre four-cylinder making 175 horsepower, and a 3.6L six-cylinder, good for 256 hp. The Legacy is available with all-wheel drive at base, with four-cylinder models achieving claimed fuel economy figures of 9.0 litres per 100 kilometers in the city, and 6.5 on the highway.
Imnage gallery: 2015 Subaru Legacy