06 December 2023
ACOTY 2024 – Overall Best MPV

Two great MPVs that won in Round 1 slug it out in a fight to claim the title of Overall Best MPV.

How Does ACOTY Define This Class?

Price, COE category and powertrain notwithstanding, the Overall Best MPV is chosen from the multi-purpose vehicles (MPVs) that won in Round 1. Check out their respective Round 1 awards below.

Meet The Contenders

Toyota Sienta Hybrid

The Toyota Sienta Hybrid feels like more car for the money. Coupled with its excellent fuel economy and the fact that it can transport up to seven people at a go won it the Best Cat A MPV in Round 1.


MAXUS’ first overseas mode, the MIFA 9 Luxury, appeals to us by being very well-equipped and able to put in a surprising turn in the twisty stuff while remaining quiet, comfortable, refined and composed.

We also like how the MIFA 9 looks unique and interesting in a segment of vehicles that are essentially large boxes on wheels. Finally, the MIFA 9’s enormous proportions translate to how much space is liberated inside, which is why it won Best MPV EV in Round 1.

So who won?

Two excellent Round 1 winners in their respective categories, but only one can come out on top.

Where the points tally in Round 1 was the final determinant of each category’s winner, here in Round 2, points are taken into consideration but are not the final arbiter of victory.

AutoApp Car Of The Year Overall Best MPV

VehiclePoints TallyPrice Percentile
MAXUS MIFA 9 Luxury32661
Toyota Sienta Hybrid33525

Let’s face it. In the world of MPVs, size does matter, and the MAXUS MIFA 9 Luxury has lots of it. Add to that its premium features and ride comfort and it’s not difficult to see why it won.

More on the scoring categories used to derive points in Round 1 here.

Congratulations to the MAXUS MIFA 9 Luxury for winning the AutoApp Car of the Year 2024 Overall Best MPV!