Women’s World Car of the Year is a Global institution that elects the best car of the year and the best models in six sub-categories, every year.
The winners are not cars aimed at women, but the selections of the panel of judges, which consists exclusively of women who are actively engaged in car journalism.
The institution was created in 2009 by New Zealander Sandy Myhre and the voting criteria are based on the principles that guide every buyer when choosing a new car, such as safety, quality, price, design, ease of driving, benefits and environmental footprint.
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In order for a car to be included in the voting list, it must have been released on at least two continents.
The six categories are: City cars (with a length of up to 4.4 meters), Family SUVs (from 4.4 to 4.6 meters), Large cars (over 4.6 meters), Large SUVs (over 4.6 meters), Pick-up & 4×4 (regardless of size) and Performance cars (regardless of size).
By February 4, the 55 female judges from 40 countries will distribute up to 15 points to three models in each category and the six winners will be named. In the final phase of the voting, the judges will highlight one of these six models as the Car of the Year for 2022.
A prerequisite for every judge to vote for a car is that he has driven it.
The candidate cars are the following:
City cars, with a length of up to 4.4 meters
|Citroen C4||Opel Mokka|
|Honda HR-V||Peugeot 308|
|Honda Jazz Crosstar||Renault Kiger|
|Hyundai Bayon||Skoda Fabia|
|MG Astor||Toyota Yaris Cross|
|MG ZS||Volkswagen Taigo|
Family SUVs, from 4.4 to 4.6 meters
|Audi Q3 Sportback||MG EHS|
|Audi Q4 e-tron||Mitsubishi Eclipse PHEV|
|Haval H6||Nissan Qashqai|
|Haval Jolion||Renault Arkana|
|Kia Sportage||Toyota Corolla Cross|
|Lynk&Co 01||Volkswagen Taos|
|Mercedes-Benz EQA||Volvo C40 Recharge|
Large cars, over 4.6 meters
|BMW i4||Kia Carnival|
|DS 9||Kia EV6|
|Ford Mustang Mach-E||Lexus IS 500|
|Genesis G70||Mercedes-Benz C-Class|
|Genesis G80||Mercedes-Benz EQS|
|Hyundai Ioniq 5||Subaru Outback|
|Hyundai Staria||Toyota Mirai|
Large SUVs, over 4.6 meters
|Aiways U5||Mercedes-Benz EQB|
|BMW iX||Mercedes-Benz EQC|
|Genesis GV70||Mitsubishi Outlander|
|Genesis GV80||Nissan Pathfinder|
|Hyundai Palisade||Toyota Highlander|
|Hyundai Santa Fe||Volkswagen ID.4|
Pick-up &4×4, regardless of size
|Ford Bronco||Jeep Wrangler 4xe|
|Ford Maverick||Toyota Land Cruiser|
Performance cars, regardless of size
|Audi e-tron GT||Lotus Emira|
|Chevrolet Corvette C8||McLaren Artura|
|Ferrari 296 GTB||Porsche Taycan Cross Turismo|