2014 Middle East Car Of The Year Winners

2014 Middle East Car Of The Year Winners

The 2014 Middle East Car Of the Year (MECOTY), held for the first time, concluded recently with the results being announced at a gala dinner held at the Meydan Beach Club in Dubai. The final winners were decided by a jury panel from 14 different publications around the Middle East, including DriveArabia.com. Individual awards were given to cars according to their categories, with the main 2014 Middle East Car Of The Year award going to the Mercedes-Benz S-Class.

A “Consumer Car of The Year” was awarded to the Audi RS 7, which was decided through voting from the general public on their facebook page. A special award was given to the BMW i8 to recognizes the practical implementation of sustainable technology, without compromising on the actual performance and features of a regular car.

Here’s a list of all the categories and the winners:

Best Small Sedan Honda City

Best Mid-Size Sedan Toyota Corolla

Best Large Sedan Ford Fusion

Best Executive Sedan Infiniti Q50

Best Luxury Sedan Mercedes-Benz S-Class

Best Premium Performance Sedan Audi RS 7

Best Compact Utility Vehicle (CUV) Ford Eco-Sport

Best Small SUV Jeep Cherokee

Best Midsize SUV Hyundai Grand Santa Fe

Best Midsize Premium SUV Porsche Macan

Best Large Premium SUV Cadillac Escalade

Best Premium Performance SUV Range Rover Sport

Best Hatchback Nissan Tiida

Best Premium Hatchback Mini Cooper

Best Sports Coupe Alfa Romeo 4C

Best Performance Coupe Chevrolet Corvette Stingray

Best Premium Performance Coupe Jaguar F-Type Coupe

Best Grand Tourer Rolls Royce Wraith

Best SuperCar Mclaren 650S

Special Award – The Future BMW i8

Consumer Car of the Year Audi RS 7

Jury Selected Car of the Year Mercedes-Benz S-Class

What do you think?



  1. Best hatchback award should have been awarded to the Mazda 3 Hatchback, its way better than the tiida

  2. Corolla ???? That’s rubbish. The new gen corolla is a total rubbish. Most of he awards are not in sync with drive Arabia reports. Where is mazda 6 ???

    • Ours was only one vote out of 14.

    • Ya, even I don’t agree with Corolla, what about Fords, safety, handling and airbags thingy we were talking about.

    • Well it’s better than the Rubbish Sentra. What an ugly car.

    • I don’t say Corolla is rubbish. But when on earth did it become a mid-size sedan?? And when did the Fusion go large?

    • Nobody told corolla is rubbish, neither we want to compare Sentra, nor we are talking about fusion. All Fords from Fiesta, Focus to bulky Expedition handle well, drive nicely and are loaded with safety features, all middle east website conclude the same, so the question was why others also didn’t vote for non-japanese standard car, writing one thing in review and other in award page.

    • Because we continue to be, quite possibly, the only honest automotive publication in the GCC.

  3. Best mid size sedan Mazda 6 every where in the world.

  4. Mazda not on the list?!! Bulls**t!!

  5. Corolla mid size & Fusion Large Sedan?! Aren’t they both the same category with the Camry and Taurus the ‘Large Sedan’ category respectively? No Mazda in there is a joke. The 3 and 6 make the corollary pre historic..

  6. Looks like they were trying to spread the awards across as many manufacturers as possible…

  7. no mitsubishi ?

  8. Maybe some weird selections…but the final decision is correct..the whole automotive world agrees on the S-Class being the best car in the world money come buy as an all rounder….:) it always sets the bars for others..good job MB..

  9. Would love to read a review on the Car of the Year Mercedes-Benz S-Class

  10. Some of the winners in these awards put a big question mark on the quality of auto journalism in the Middle East as compared to India, Australia and Europe but also it is more reflective of the knowledge of consumer here when it comes to Car buying.

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