WINNERS: CAR OF THE YEAR 2014

SUV of the Year 2014 Singapore: Porsche Macan

Editor's choice: Porsche Macan     Voter's choice: Porsche Macan

This years' nominees in the SUV category all possess excellent dynamic qualities which made it a tough fight between the five cars here. In the end, the prestigious Porsche marque clinched top marks by a mile ahead of our favourites to win, the Lexus NX and BMW X4.

Even in its diluted 2.0-litre form, the racing DNA of Porsche is hard to ignore. Balancing brilliantly between performance and comfort, it is no wonder the Macan is also our choice pick for this award. The BMW X4 was a distant second but we have to admit that dynamically, the X4 is not too far off from the Macan. Especially with its clever xDrive system that performs admirably even in the worst conditions. Unfortunately, when it came down to making a call, the Macan we felt was the more practical of the two.

SUV of the Year 2014 Nominees:

Audi SQ5
Audi SQ5
BMW X4
BMW X4
Lexus NX
Lexus NX
Porsche Macan
Porsche Macan
Volvo XC60
Volvo XC60