This year we have 57 cars vying for top honours in 13 different categories and a special bonus category.
Having driven numerous cars in our road tests this year, our editorial team has their work cut out to pick the best of each category.


SUV Of The Year 2012

Subaru XV 2.0i-S (A)

Subaruís new crossover model has a tough task ahead to woo back car buyers to the brand.

Honda CR-V 2.4 2WD i-VTEC Sunroof (A)

The fourth generation CR-V gains further sophistication and maturity.

Mazda CX-5 2.0 2WD Luxury (A)

With new SKYACTIV technologies and Kodo design language, the CX-5 ought to have what it takes to kick start Mazdaís revival.

Volkswagen CrossPolo 1.2 TSI (DSG)

Volkswagen adds some variety to the Polo range with the fashionable, crossover SUV inspired CrossPolo.

Volkswagen Tiguan 1.4 TSI

Small, powerful engine in an SUV a winning formula.