WINNERS: CAR OF THE YEAR 2014

MPV of the Year 2014 Singapore: Honda Odyssey

Editor's choice: Volkswagen Touran     Voter's choice: Honda Odyssey

Talk about a tough crowd, most of the six nominees in this category can boast of a strong following. Save for the BMW ActiveTourer which was a very late addition to the party. But inspite of the fact, the BMW showed a strong following up till the end and even overshadowed what was thought to be the more popular, the Citroen Picasso.

Puzzling enough, our favourite, the Volkswagen Touran, didn't do quite as well as we had hoped. Even with our votes thrown in, the Volkswagen couldn't out do the Odyssey which clinched 32% of the total votes cast. But we stand by our decision that the Touran is the better MPV with superior build quality, fuel economy and handling.

However, we can see why the readers voted for the Odyssey. Considering the strong following the previous generation gathered, it already had a large pool of fans to draw from. And while the new car isn't quite the looker as the one it replaces, it continues to be value for money with its fully loaded equipment list. Truly a worthy family investment for the doting Dad.

MPV of the Year 2014 Nominees:

BMW 2-Series ActiveTourer
BMW 2-Series ActiveTourer
Citroen Picasso
Citroen Picasso
Honda Odyssey
Honda Odyssey
Nissan Elgrand
Nissan Elgrand
Peugeot 5008
Peugeot 5008
Volkswagen Touran
Volkswagen Touran