CarBuyer Car of the Year Awards 2013
Welcome to the CarBuyer Car of the Year Awards 2013.
No matter what kind of car you’re shopping for – zippy city car, spacious family hatchback, premium luxury SUV – our team of expert road testers has driven and rated them all over the past 12 months, sticking to the criteria that really matter to you.
We assess all new cars hitting UK roads for running costs, value for money, reliability, practicality, comfort, customer satisfaction and how well they drive. Now, after weeks of deliberation and discussion, we’ve whittled them down to the very best new cars on the road right now.
Divided into 14 buyer-focused categories, ranging from the smallest runabout to the biggest people carrier, our awards offer an essential guide to the best new cars your money can buy. And just in case our category winner still doesn’t fit your bill, we also reveal the runners-up to make sure you can find the right car for you.
As well as the 14 category winners, we also award a prize for the best buyer's initiative currently on the market – and this year's winner shows that being creative isn’t always about adding new bells and whistles, but can be about offering more value for money than ever before.
Which brings us, finally, to our Car of the Year. You may find our choice a bit surprising, but the judging panel was unanimous that it represents a real game changer for the UK car market, bringing a previously unimaginable level of value and practicality within the reach of every buyer out there. If CarBuyer is as much about finding the best deal as it is providing the most reliable car reviews, then we think you’ll agree this year's winner is well deserving indeed.