August 05, 2022 By C! Magazine Staff

Road to the C! Awards: We List 2022’s Best of the Best

Welcome to the official start of our 18th Annual C! Awards! Choosing the “best-of-the-best” in an industry where every product has its merit will never be easy. Debates are common at the C! office, with every editor championing what they believe to be the best representations of each segment. But the motoring industry is an ever evolving one, constantly shifting, adapting, and progressing as it tries to satisfy the equally evolving needs of everyday motorists. As a result, we see new segments appear on a yearly basis, and we as motoring journalists do our best to keep up. In fact, you might spot some entries that don’t belong in any single category, and we had to group them in a category for those without categories… But getting back to a more serious note, each car that made our top 3 are all winners in their own right. We’ve meticulously tested every car available on the Philippine market, and we can honestly say that these vehicles represent the absolute best that the industry has to offer. And while we would want nothing more than to award every car that came out this year, a wise man once said, “there must only be one”. So without further ado, here are the Car and More Than Car nominees for our 18th Annual C! Awards:



Toyota Wigo

Honda Brio

Suzuki Celerio


Nissan Almera

Honda City

Geely Emgrand


Mazda 3

Honda Civic

Toyota Altis 


Honda Accord

Toyota Camry

Mazda 6

Premium Subcompact

Peugeot 3008

BMW 1-Series

Mercedes-Benz A-Class 

Premium Compact

Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class

BMW 2-Series GranCoupe

Mini Cooper Countryman

Premium Executive Sedan

Mercedes-Benz C-Class

BMW 3-Series 

Lexus IS-Series

Premium Mid-Sized Sedan

Volvo S90

BMW 5-Series

Jaguar XF

Premium Full-Sized Sedan

Lexus LS

BMW 7-Series

Mercedes-Benz S-Class

Ultra-Luxury Sedan

Mercedes-Benz S-Class Maybach

Bentley Flying Spur

Rolls-Royce Ghost 

Luxury Grand Tourer

Rolls-Royce Wraith

Aston Martin DB11

Lexus LC 500



Toyota GR Supra

Mazda MX-5 RF


Subaru BRZ

Premium Sportscar

Aston Martin Vantage


Porsche 911

Nissan GT-R

Super Sport

Ferrari 296 GTB

Maserati MC20

Porsche 911 Turbo S

Special Category

Honda Civic Type-R

Suzuki Jimny

Toyota GR Yaris


Minicompact Crossover

MG ZS-T Trophy

Toyota Raize

Chevrolet Tracker

Subcompact Crossover

Geely Coolray

Nissan Kicks E-Power

Honda HR-V

Compact Crossover

Mazda CX-5

Geely Azkarra

Toyota RAV4 HEV

Mid-sized Crossover

Mazda CX-8

Chery Tiggo 8 Pro

Peugeot 5008

Upscale Mid-Sized Crossover

Ford Explorer

Mazda CX-9


Premium Subcompact Crossover

Jaguar E-Pace

Lexus NX

Volvo XC40

Premium Compact Crossover

Mercedes-Benz GLB


Jaguar F-Pace 

Premium Mid-Sized SUV


Lexus RX

Land Rover Defender 110

Premium Full-Sized SUV


Lexus LX

Range Rover Velar 

Premium Luxury SUV

Aston Martin DBX

Rolls-Royce Cullinan

Bentley Bentayga

Mid-sized Ladder Frame SUV

Isuzu Mu-X

Nissan Terra

Ford Everest            

Full-Sized SUV

Subaru Evoltis 

Nissan Patrol

Toyota Land Cruiser 

Compact Carrier

Toyota Avanza

Toyota Veloz

Mitsubishi Xpander 

Station Wagon

Subaru Outback

Mazda 6 Sportswagon 

Subaru WRX 2.4 Wagon


Toyota Innova


Maxus G50

Geely Okavango

Mini Van

Peugeot Traveller Premium

Kia Carnival



Volkswagen Kombi

Toyota HiAce Super Grandia Elite

Mercedes-Benz V-Class


Ford Ranger

Mazda BT-50 

Isuzu D-Max 

Full Size Pick-Up

Ram 1500

Ford F-150

Jeep Gladiator


Toyota Corolla Cross Hybrid

Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV

Chery Tiggo 8 Pro PHEV

Electric Vehicle

Nissan Leaf

BYD Dolphin

Weltmeister W5

Luxury EV

Porsche Taycan

Jaguar I-Pace


Here are the finest automobiles from each segment, the final winners of the 18th C! Awards will be released on September 5. After the release of the winners for Cars and More Than Cars, the Nominees for Motorcycles and Scooters will be released on November 5, and the winners of those categories will be released on December 5 completing the 18th C! Awards.

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