The Mazda 3 has been named 2019 Women’s World Family Car of the Year by a panel of female judges.
Established in 2010, Women’s World Car of the Year Awards are based on the criteria women use when buying a car. Safety, value for money, aesthetic appearance, storage space, child–friendliness, ease-of-driving, colour, sex appeal and environmental footprint are the relevant categories.
The all-female jury is made up of 41 jurors from 31 different countries, including Sue Baker and Maggie Barry of the United Kingdom. The jury has a collective audience of around 260 million people.
Based on the female-friendly criteria, the Mazda 3 hatchback and saloon took top honours, while also securing the Women’s World Family Car of the Year award.
World Car of The Year Category Winners 2019
The following cars took category honours at the 2019 Women’s World Car of the Year, which was held at the Dubai International Motor Show.
Urban car: Kia XCeed
Family car: Mazda 3
Green car: Kia Soul EV
Luxury car: BMW 8 Series
Performance car: Porsche 911
SUV/crossover: Range Rover Evoque
In the UK, the Mazda 3 is available from £20,595 in hatchback form and £23,555 as a four-door saloon. Standard spec includes LED headlights, keyless entry, air conditioning, rear parking sensors, alloy wheels, an 8.8-inch touchscreen infotainment system, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.
For more information see Mazda’s website.