The Women’s World Car of the Year’s best cars of 2020

(Top) – BEST FAMILY CAR – Skoda Octavia (Above) BEST URBAN CAR – Peugeot 208

The Women’s World Car of the Year jury, a team of fifty motoring journalists from 38 countries on five continents have chosen their best cars of 2020 writes Geraldine Herbert

Nine vehicles in total, each representing excellence in its segment, not only in terms of safety, comfort and technology but also in terms of value for money.

This is the eleventh year that the WWCOTY, the only jury in the automotive world composed exclusively of female motoring journalists, has cast its votes. As in previous years, the voting process has been certified by the independent auditor Grant Thornton New Zealand.

This year, the work of the jury has been particularly complicated due to the confinement measures and the consequent limitation of time to test cars in most countries. This has meant an extra effort on the part of the WWCOTY judges who have faced exhausting days of testing and evaluating models.

BEST LUXURY CAR – Lexus LC500 Cabrio

After this phase, they now will decide which is the Best Car of the Year in absolute terms. The contenders will be these nine cars, already proven to be the best in their class. The challenge facing WWCOTY, a team of fifty motoring journalists from 38 countries on five continents, is to choose the winner.

The result will be announced on March 8, International Women’s Day. In the meantime, the cars which have been deemed best in their segment are:

BEST URBAN CAR BEST FAMILY CAR BEST LUXURY CAR
Peugeot 208 Skoda Octavia Lexus LC500 Cabrio
BEST SPORT CAR BEST URBAN SUV BEST MEDIUM SUV
Ferrari F8 Spider Peugeot 2008 Land Rover Defender
BEST LARGE SUV BEST 4X4 & PICK UP BEST EV
Kia Sorento Ford F-150 Honda e

The new voting system introduced this year was based on choosing the three best models in each category in the first round, taking into account models launched between January and December 2020. In this second round the jury has chosen only one, the best in each category, based on aspects such as performance, habitability, comfort, connectivity, safety, environmental impact, design and quality/price ratio.

Geraldine Herbert is the Irish WWCOTY jury member

26th February 2021

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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