Auto123.com has been serving car buyers and car enthusiasts alike since 1996. From the onset, Auto123.com's reason for being was to inform and educate consumers, essentially to transform itself into a guiding light in the new-car buying process.
While we achieved our goals of becoming a beacon in the Canadian automotive media landscape, we thought we could do more. Regularly faced with questions such as: "What is the best compact car this year?" we decided to take our experience and put it to good use. In late summer 2009, the powers that be at Auto123.com created what was simply to be known as the Auto123.com Awards.
These are not your run-of-the-mill awards. The Auto123.com Awards are the complete package. We painstakingly revise a list of suitable cars every year, classify them in one or more of 20 possible categories, and then pick our favourites. That's right; all cars sold and available in Canada prior to the awards' ceremony are eligible for a trophy.