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Ford Fiesta 1.0 EcoBoost Wins 2013 Women's World Car of the Year

It also won the Economy Car of the Year award

The FordFordFordUnited States of America, 1903 > present92 models
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Fiesta 1.0 EcoBoostFiesta 1.0 T EcoBoost S/S SportFord Fiesta 1.0 T EcoBoos...United States of America, 2013 > present1 photo
won the 2013 Women's World Car of the Year with the Mazda CX5CX-5 Gen.1Mazda CX-5 Gen.1Japan, 2012 > present39 versions
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and Range RoverRange Rover (modern) Gen.3 [L405]Land Rover Range Rover (modern) Gen.3 [L405]United Kingdom, 2012 > present13 versions
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in second and third respectively. 

"Women pack powerful purchasing power, representing a huge market opportunity. The fact that a respected panel of published and specialist women motoring writers selected the Ford Fiesta 1.0l EcoBoost is a significant accolade as we work to design, develop and market our vehicles, technologies and services in a way that captures the attention of this very influential buying group," said Craig Von Essen, Ford Manager of Communications in the Asia-Pacific and Africa Region. 

The Women's World Car of the Year award has been handed out since 2009. Eighteen female journalists from all over the world vote on the awards. Each woman creates a shortlist of favorites in the categories of family car, sports car, economy car, luxury car and, for the first time, SUV. The lists are collated and the five cars with the most votes form the short lists for each category, and the women vote on winners from those lists. They also separately vote on a car of the year.  

The awards were created to reflect the preferences of women when buying cars.

"It's what makes these awards unique, quite apart from the fact there is no other international motoring award in the world which is voted for by women and with women in mind," said Victoria MacMillan Bell, one of the award's judges.

The awards in each category will be handed out in London in October.

Ford Fiesta 1.0 EcoBoost

Women's World gave its 2013 World Car of the Year award to the Ford Fiesta 1.0 EcoBoost. It also won the economy category. It will receive its awards at the beginning of October in London.

Audi allroad quattro

The Audi Allroad won the family car category this year.

The categories are voted on by 18 female automotive journalists from North America, South America, Europe, Asia and South Africa.

Volkswagen Golf

The Golf scored second place in the family car segment. The Women's World Car of the Year has been awarded since 2009.

BMW 3 Series

The BMW 3 Series rounded out the family car category.

Each judge supplies a short list of their favorite cars in each category from which a complete short list is created, and the journalists vote on finalists.

Land Rover Range Rover

The Range Rover won the luxury car category. It was also voted third overall for the car of the year.

The organizers of the Women's World Car of the Year award meant to create an automotive accolade with women in mind.

Mercedes-Benz SL550

The Mercedes-Benz SL550 took second in the luxury car category. 

The award is meant to reflect the role women play in major purchases, and show that women can enjoy driving as much as men

BMW 6 Series

The 6 Series took third place in the luxury car category. It is the second BMW to make the list this year. 

Porsche Boxster S

The Boxster S won the sports car category this year. It offered the best mix of performance and handling in the category.

Audi RS5

The Audi RS5 took second place in the sports car class. 

Toyota GT 86

Rounding out the sports car class was the Toyota GT86 and Subaru BRZ. 

Mazda CX-5

This year, the Women's World Car of the Year award added a specific category for SUVs. The Mazda CX-5 took the award for this year. It also came in second place for the world car of the year award.

Hyundai Santa Fe

The new Santa Fe took second place in the SUV class.

Nissan Pathfinder

The new Nissan Pathfinder rounded out the top three in the SUV category.

Ford Fiesta 1.0 EcoBoost

The Fiesta 1.0 EcoBoost also won the economy car category. The voters praised its interior technology and fuel economy.

Kia Forte LX

The Kia Forte is a bit of a surprise to take second place in the economy car category. It is not the most well known car in the class and certainly not the best seller. 

Toyota Prius

The Toyota Prius took third place in the economy car class. The Prius has become famous worldwide as an affordable, economical car. It is less a surprise to see it on this list, then that it lost out a place to the Kia.

Fiesta Gen.6Fiesta Gen.6
Fiesta 1.0 T EcoBoost S/S TitaniumFiesta 1.0 T EcoBoost S/S Titanium
Straight 3
61 cu in
Top Speed
122 mph
5, Manual
Maximum power
125 hp @ 6000 rpm
Petrol / Gas (LPG)
Fuel consumption (combined)
54.7 US MPG
$ 25.880
* based on Portugal prices
annual ownership cost




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