TodayApril 16, 2022

The 2014 Women’s World Car of the Year is the Mercedes-Benz S-Class on Driving the Nation

Women journalists from fifteen different countries voted and the results are in!

2014 Women’s World Car of the Year is the Mercedes-Benz S-Class

The top three cars overall were the Mercedes-Benz S-Class, Audi A8 and Tesla Model S, respectively.

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Mercedes-Benz S-Class WWCOTY 2014 winner photo courtesy MBZ

There were ten different criteria which remained the same in each of the six categories.

The six categories, and the winners, were;

1. Family Car: Audi A3 saloon – The Audi A3 saloon just nudged out the VW Golf Variant/Sportsvan for the Family Car award.

2. Sports Car: Audi S3 – The Audi S3 barely pipped the BMW M4 in the Sports Car category.

3. Luxury Car: Mercedes-Benz S-Class – The Luxury car segment was hard-fought. Just one-tenth of a point separated the S-Class from the Audi A8 as the top two in the category.

4. SUV: Range Rover Sport – The closest vote of all came in the SUV category with the Range Rover Sport inching slightly ahead of the Porsche Macan.

5. Budget Car: Honda Jazz (also known as) Honda Fit

6. Green Car: Tesla Model S

The Budget Car and Green Car segments, however, produced clear winners.

The judges were asked to nominate their Dream car “ the car they would aspire to own, if they don’t already. This year’s dream car, as voted by women motoring writers around the world, is the Jaguar F-type coupe.

The ten voting criteria were;
1. Value for money
2. Design and Function
3. Style and Appeal
4. Comfort
5. Space and Storage
6. Drive Quality
7. Fuel Efficiency
8. Performance
9. Wow Factor and Sex Appeal
10. Practicality

The Women’s World Car of the Year judges are;

Maggie Barry, Scotland
Sue Baker, England
Sylvia Barrfuldi, Italy
Malin Brand, Iceland
Regina Chan, Canada
Charleen Clarke, South Africa
Marta Garcia Fernandez, Spain
Lauren Fix, USA
LouAnn Hammond, USA
Geraldine Herbert, Ireland
Renuka Kirpilani, India
Jenni Kurki-Suonio, Finland
Maria Lechleitner, Italy
Jacqui Madelin, New Zealand
Jil McIntosh, Canada
Odiel Mennink, Netherlands
Sandy Myhre, New Zealand
Karla Pincott, Australia
Holly Reich, USA
Alicia Ryzewski, Argentina

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.