Car of the Year 2014 …… The Votes Are In

champagneTomorrow the Continental Irish Car of the Year 2014 will be announced. From 16 shortlisted cars, 28 jurors from the Irish Motoring Writers Association have cast their votes.

As a member of the Jury my votes have been cast based on a criteria ranging from driving dynamics, performance, innovation, to safety and build quality and value for money.

But in a fantasy world constraints of economy, practicality and safety could be disposed of and cars would be assessed on pure metal. With this in mind the wheelsforwomen team have ranked their cars from the Continental Irish Car of the Year 2014 shortlist and we have a crowned one car the victor, – not a unanimous choice but the result of robust and complex algorithms and stringent voting procedures. (See here for more info).

The  5 categories

1)      Continental Irish Small Car of the Year 2014 Award
Dacia Sandero
Peugeot 2008
Renault Clio

2)      Continental Irish Compact Family Car of the Year 2014 Award
Citroen C4 Picasso
Toyota Auris
Toyota Corolla
Volkswagen Golf

3)      Continental Irish Family Car of the Year 2014 Award
Skoda Octavia
Kia Carens

4)      Continental Irish Executive/Luxury Car of the Year 2014 Award
BMW 4 Series
Range Rover

5)      Continental Irish Performance Car of the Year 2014 Award
Nissan Juke Nismo
Peugeot 208 GTi
Ford Fiesta ST
Volkswagen Golf GTI

And how the votes were cast

Geraldine’s Vote

Suzanne’s Vote

Caroline’s Vote

Laura’s Vote

The Overall Result


Agree or disagree, we want to hear from you, leave a comment below and tell us how you would have cast your vote

Geraldine Herbert

21st November, 2012

Author: Geraldine Herbert

Contributing Editor and Motoring Columnist for the Sunday Independent and editor of wheelsforwomen. Geraldine is also a regular contributor to Good Housekeeping (UK) and to RTÉ Radio One, Newstalk, TodayFM and BBC Radio. You can follow Geraldine on Twitter at @GerHerbert1

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