The winners of the 2013 Women's World Car of the Year Awards (WWCotY) have been revealed this week, with prizes going to Ford and Mazda in the affordable passenger car categories.
Prestige cars didn't miss out however, with Porsche, Range Rover and Audi also awarded.
Chief Judge Sandy Myhre said the WWCotY awards reflect the preferences of women buyers, judged by female motoring writers around the world.
Topping the 'Economy' and 'SUV' categories were the facelifted Ford Fiesta - specifically the new 1.0 litre Ecoboost model - and Mazda's CX-5 wagon.
The Fiesta beat out Kia's new Cerato in the Economy class, along with Toyota's updated third-generation Prius hatch.
For Mazda, the CX-5 bested Hyundai's big new Santa Fe and Nissan's Pathfinder, the elder statesman of the trio.
Luxury led the way in the Family Car class (SUVs were split into their own category this year), with the Audi Allroad models winning over the new Volkswagen Golf and the midsized BMW 3 Series.
Porsche's Boxster S won the Sports Car category, beating Audi's RS 5 to the top spot. The Toyota 86 and Subaru BRZ twins rounded out the class.
The all-new Range Rover proved the most popular with ladies in the Luxury Car class, besting the more lifestyle-focused Mercedes-Benz SL 550 and BMW 6 Series models.
An unofficial 'dream car' vote was also cast, which was won by the new Aston Martin Vanquish, edging out Jaguar's new F-Type roadster.
The presentation of the trophies and certificates will this year take place in London at the beginning of October.
Results (click on each for news and reviews)
1st - Audi Allroad
2nd - Volkswagen Golf
3rd - BMW 3 Series
1st - Range Rover
2nd - Mercedes Benz SL 550
3rd - BMW 6 Series
1st - Porsche Boxster S
2nd - Audi RS 5
3rd - Toyota 86/Subaru BRZ
1st - Mazda CX-5
2nd - Hyundai Sante Fe
3rd - Nissan Pathfinder
1st - Ford Fiesta 1.0 Eco-Boost
2nd - Kia Cerato
3rd - Toyota Prius