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The 2012 Honest John Awards shortlist

The second Honest John Awards event will be held on 17 May 2012, and the nominations shortlist is outlined below. The Honest John Awards aren’t based on judges opinions, but on reader popularity.

We’ve analysed the stats for Honestjohn.co.uk and found out which car reviews our readers have been looking at the most – the winner of each class is based on the review that was read the most times.

The shortlists for each category are printed below in no particular order. There is also a ‘car of the year’ award, which goes to the most popular car overall across all of the categories.

Most popular small hatchback

Ford Fiesta
Audi A1
Hyundai i10
Honda Jazz
Kia Picanto

Most popular small family car

Volkswagen Golf
Honda Civic
Skoda Octavia
Ford Focus
Vauxhall Astra

Most popular large family car

Ford Mondeo
Mazda6
Skoda Superb Estate
Hyundai i40
Volkswagen Passat

Most popular compact executive car

Audi A4 (2008-)
Mercedes-Benz C-Class
Lexus IS
Honda Accord
BMW 3-Series (05-12) 

Most popular large executive car

Audi A6
Mercedes-Benz E-Class
Lexus GS
Jaguar XF
BMW 5 Series

Most popular MPV

Vauxhall Zafira
Ford C-MAX
Citroen Berlingo
Volkswagen Touran
Citroen C4 Picasso

Most popular crossover

Hyundai ix35
Skoda Yeti
Nissan Qashqai
Ford Kuga
Kia Sportage

Most popular 4x4

Land Rover Freelander
Honda CR-V
Hyundai Santa Fe
Volkswagen Tiguan
Toyota RAV-4

Most popular performance car

SEAT Leon Cupra R
Volkswagen Scirocco R
Porsche Cayman
BMW M5
Audi RS3

Most popular convertible

Volkswagen Eos
Fiat 500C
BMW 3 Series Convertible
Mazda MX-5
BMW Z4

Car of the year

Ford Mondeo
Volkswagen Golf
Skoda Yeti
Ford Focus
Hyundai ix35

To winners in each of the categories will be announced at the event on 17 May 2012. To see the results from last year, click here. 

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