13 December 2023
ACOTY 2024 – Overall Best Sedan

Four excellent sedans that won in Round 1 duke it out for the title of Overall Best Sedan.

How Does ACOTY Define This Class?

Price, COE category and powertrain once again notwithstanding, the Overall Best Sedan is chosen from the sedans that won in Round 1. Check out their respective Round 1 awards below.

Meet The Contenders

BMW i7 xDrive 60

The BMW i7 xDrive 60 offers so much luxury car for its price. It’s expensive, no doubt, and we appreciate the technology inside that would keep wealthy tech geeks happy for hours on end and is pretty easy to use.

We are especially impressed by how well the i7 drives and rides, and how much of a compelling proposition it has become to the upper crust of society, and this is why it won Best Luxury EV in Round 1.

BMW i4 Gran Coupé eDrive35

Despite it being called a “Gran Coupé,” the BMW i4 Gran Coupé eDrive35 is really a sedan with a sloping roofline, which is why it makes an appearance here.

The i4 brings brand cachet and sufficient technology to the table while driving, riding and handling well like a BMW should. Being a unique contender vis-a-vis price in the premium EV market segment sets the BMW i4 Gran Coupé eDrive35 apart from everyone else, and it’s also the most frugal premium EV we’ve tested to date. No surprise then that the i4 clinched Best Premium EV in Round 1.

Hyundai IONIQ 6

The Hyundai IONIQ 6 offers a very compelling price-to-performance ratio in its market segment. From a tech-focused interior to acceleration that can cause one to draw a sharp breath, there is much here that appeals to us.

Throw in the decidedly Saab-esque swooping and quirky aerodynamic exterior design, and it’s not difficult to see why it snaps heads and gets fingers pointing as it drives past. This is why it won Best Cat B EV in Round 1.

Peugeot 408

One cannot deny how well one will stand out and make a statement while driving the Peugeot 408. That it’s offered at a very compelling price-point won it Best Cat A Sedan in Round 1 and makes an appearance here to fight for this title.

So who won?

Four compelling Round 1 winners in their respective categories, but only one can claim this award.

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 Sedan
BMW i7 xDrive60

VehiclePoints TallyPrice Percentile
BMW i7 xDrive 6038696
BMW i4 Gran Coupé eDrive3537767
Hyundai IONIQ 636756
Peugeot 40834631

Despite the BMW i7 xDrive 60 being so expensive, it also offers so much for the price. This is why it won Best Overall Sedan.

Regardless of its arguably polarizing looks, the Bavarian manufacturer must be applauded for daring to break with tradition and create something that snaps heads and looks like nothing else on the road. Moreover, the four of us in the judging panel agree that the i7 is objectively the better 7 Series when compared to its internal combustion 735i sibling.

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

Congratulations to the BMW i7 xDrive 60 for winning the AutoApp Car of the Year 2024 Overall Best Sedan!

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