Mazda CX-5 and Mazda CX-9 prized by AJAC

The Mazda CX-5 and Mazda CX-9 have both been named the best SUVs in their respective categories by the Automobile Journalists Association of Canada. It doesn't end there as the legendary Mazda MX-5 has also been recognized by Canada's premier automotive industry association.

“Mazda does it again in 2019 and wins three of the twelve awards presented by AJAC for 2019 cars and utility vehicles of the year. Winning in one category is a great achievement, and winning in two categories is exceptional. So to win an award in three categories is clear proof that Mazda vehicles are exactly what Canadians want to drive this year. "

All three models have received significant upgrades for this year which has helped them to dominate the AJAC rankings this year. With the titles won this year combined with the three titles won last year, Mazda is AJAC’s most-sought-after manufacturer with the most titles than any other manufacturer.

Now, let's take a look at the novelties that helped all three Mazda models win their categories.


The Mazda MX-5 has always been recognized for its driving pleasure mainly for its handling and agility in corners. Several enthusiasts, however, have repeatedly asked Mazda to have more power under the hood of the MX-5.

The wish comes true this year when the 2019 Mazda MX-5 is equipped with a 2.5 four-cylinder engine. liters now developing 181 horsepower. The MX-5 therefore develops the power necessary to go just as fast in a straight line as in curves.


The Mazda CX-5 received a 2.5-liter turbo four-cylinder engine this year. With 250 horsepower and 310 lb-ft of torque, this engine is one of the most powerful in its class and offers more torque than any other powertrain in the compact SUV segment.

In addition, the 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine now features a cylinder deactivation system that reduces fuel consumption by approximately 30%.


The new Mazda CX-9 offers more features this year including ventilated seats, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto functions and more soundproofing. It comes standard with a turbocharged four-cylinder engine with 250 horsepower and 310 lb-ft of torque - more torque than any other mid-size SUV.

To learn more about the 2019 Mazda lineup,contact us today at Mazda Chatel.

Posted in On Mar 09, 2019