CAGI announces 2016 Car and Truck of the Year

CAGI announces 2016 Car and Truck of the Year

Car Awards Group, Inc. (CAGI) has officially announced this year’s Car of the Year and Truck of the Year in addition to other category winners.


Taking the coveted Car of the Year award is the Honda Civic RS Turbo CVT which bested 64 other nominees in the car segment. It also came out victorious in the Best Compact Car category. Meanwhile, the Truck of the Year is Isuzu’s D-MAX 3.0L 4×2 LS AT. It is also received the Best 2WD Pickup award.


2016 Car of the Year


Below is the full list of the category winners:

  • Best Subcompact Car – Suzuki Ciaz GL 1.4 MT
  • Best Compact Car – Honda Civic RS Turbo CVT
  • Best Luxury Compact Car – Audi S3 Saloon 2.0 TFSI Quattro
  • Best Midsize Car – Mazda 6 SKYACTIV Diesel Sedan
  • Best Luxury Midsize Car – Volkswagen Passat 2.0 TSI DSG Business Edition
  • Best Wagon – Mazda 6 Sports Wagon
  • Best Compact Crossover SUV – Mazda CX-3 FWD Sport
  • Best Crossover SUV – Mazda CX-5 SKYACTIV Diesel AWD
  • Best Luxury Midsize Crossover SUV – Lexus RX 350 Premier
  • Best 2WD SUV – Mitsubishi Montero Sport GLS 2.4D 2WD AT
  • Best 4WD SUV – Mitsubishi Montero Sport GT 2.4D 4WD AT
  • Best Premium SUV – Mitsubishi Pajero GLS 3.2 Di-D 4WD AT
  • Best Luxury SUV – Maserati Levante Diesel
  • Best MPV – Haima V70 1.5L +6AT Deluxe
  • Best Premium MPV – Honda Odyssey EX CVT
  • Best Premium Sports Car – Nissan GT-R Premium
  • Best Commercial Utility Vehicle – Suzuki Super Carry Utility Van 0.8L DDIS Turbo Diesel
  • Best 2WD Pickup Truck – Isuzu D-MAX 3.0L 4×2 LS AT
  • Best 4WD Pickup Truck – Mitsubishi Strada 2.4 GT 4×4 AT



2016 Truck of the Year

Apart from those, CAGI sponsors also presented special awards to entries that really stood out this year:

  • NUVALI Green Car Award – Honda Legend 3.5 Sport Hybrid SH-AWD
  • MOTOLITE Class M Award – Hyundai 2.0 Tucson CDRi GLS 6AT 2WD
  • Metro Pacific Tollways Corp. Best Safety Award – Volkswagen Passat 2.0 TSI DSG Business Edition
  • Speedlab Tuner’s Choice Award – Honda Civic RS Turbo CVT
  • Manila International Auto Show Best Design Award – Nissan GT-R Premium

“The COTY Awards is not simply a show of hands or popularity contest. It’s the only award in the country that is based on instrumented tests to gather evidence of real world acceleration, braking, and handling performance. No other organization employs such stringent testing methods to determine their COTY winners. After the number crunching by KPMG R.G. Manabat & Co., this data driven, unbiased program, ensures an accurate representation of an outstanding vehicle on category and overall basis. We trust that the COTY Awards will guide you in purchasing your next motor vehicle,” said Robby Consunji, President, Car Awards Group, Inc.

Established in 2004, the CAGI is the longest-running organization of motoring journalists in the country today.

Kevin Bruce Francisco is the Senior Editor and Video Producer for YugaTech. He's a Digital Filmmaking graduate who's always either daydreaming of traveling or actually going places on his bike. Follow him on Twitter for more tech updates @kevincofrancis.

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