TodayApril 15, 2022

Peugeot 308 WWCOTY Best Car of the Year

WWCOTY votes Peugeot 308 World’s Best Car for 2022

56 women motoring journalists from 40 countries across five continents choose the WWCOTY World’s Car of the Year for 2022

Women’s World Car of the Year jurors have voted the Peugeot 308 as the World’s Best Car for 2022. The Car of the Year award was announced on International Women’s Day, which acknowledges that women have a choice and a vote.

Before casting their votes, the 56 motoring journalists from 40 countries tested dozens of models and evaluated every detail. In the first round of voting, the best cars in each category were chosen from a total of 65 candidates.

The WWCOTY segment winners for 2022 were:

  Peugeot 308 (Best Urban Car)

  Kia Sportage (Best Family SUV)

  BMW iX (Best Large SUV)

  Ford Mach-E (Best Family Car)

  Audi e-Tron GT (Best Performance Car)

  Jeep Wrangler 4xe (Best 4×4)

Women’s World Car of the Year WWCOTY segment winners for 2022

The World’s Best Car of the Year for 2022 was chosen from the best in segment awards above. 

“This year’s voting was closer than ever,” says Marta Garcia, executive president of WWCOTY. “The jurors had their work cut out for them because each of the candidates represented the best of their segment.”

It was a tough vote, but the Peugeot was chosen and many esteemed jurors gave their reasoning;

“The Peugeot 308 is an automobile that offers just about everything you could want in a car. It drives very well, and it’s hard to believe there’s only a 1.2-liter engine under the bonnet of most versions,” Sandy Myhre, New Zealand.

“It is a car in which the driver feels very comfortable. It offers a very pleasant atmosphere inside,” Mélina Priam, France.

“The most important thing for me is that it has a good mid-range performance and that its automatic gearbox is very smooth,” Hoa Hguyen, Vietnam.

“The 308 is not content with simply maintaining and consolidating its success, but is committed to surpassing itself, and it succeeds in doing so,” Jimena Olazar, Argentina.

“It is easy to drive even in the narrow streets of Japan. Its turbo engine is extraordinary and quiet,” Etsuko Kusuda, Japan.

“Peugeot has been able to seduce families with a well-thought-out proposition and a very striking image, but also to win over those looking for different powertrains: petrol, diesel, plug-in hybrid, and an EV coming next year,” Carla B. Ribeiro, Portugal.

“It is not an expensive dream car for the lucky few, but a car that most families can afford,” Malene Raith, Denmark.

“All in all, the 308 is a reliable and predictable car, without being boring. It steers directly and has a very short turning circle, ideal for the city. PEUGEOT has thought about the best driving position for the driver,” Rowan Peperkamp, Netherlands.

Lou Ann Hammond

Lou Ann Hammond is the CEO of Carlist and Driving the Nation. She is the co-host of Real Wheels Washington Post carchat every Friday morning and is the Automotive, energy correspondent for The John Batchelor Show and a Contributor to Automotive Electronics magazine headquartered in Korea. Hammond is a founding member of the Women's World Car of the Year #WWCOTY, and board member of the Women in Automotive.

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