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Ford Fiesta announced as Carbuyer Car of the Year 2019

The Ford Fiesta is our Car of the Year for the second year in a row

The latest Ford Fiesta has beaten rivals from across the car market to be crowned Carbuyer Car of the Year for the second year in a row. The newest iteration of Ford’s iconic supermini has raised the bar in its segment, offering a great range of abilities and a strong appeal to discerning car buyers. With its great combination of style, practicality, economy, comfort and driving involvement, the Fiesta offers an all-round package that’s still hard to beat.

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The Ford Fiesta also took the spoils in two other Carbuyer Awards categories at the awards ceremony in London on Tuesday 27 November: Best Supermini, along with Best Hot Hatch for the exciting Fiesta ST.

Unlike some other awards, we use analysis of search engine data to understand exactly what everyday buyers are looking for in their car. We also use this data to underpin our ‘Best Cars’ section, which is one of the most popular destinations on the website.

As with other category winners, the Fiesta was subject to a rigorous scoring process during its Carbuyer review, a system that prioritises the elements most important to new-car buyers. Running costs, practicality and reliability are all taken into account, along with safety and reliability; Carbuyer aims to make it as easy as possible for car buyers to compare cars side-by-side and make a fully informed purchase decision.

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Steve Fowler, Carbuyer editor-in-chief said: “The Ford Fiesta is the first car ever to retain the coveted Carbuyer Car of the Year award, and with very good reason. Ford manages to cram so much into its supermini-sized package while retaining the trademark handling verve that really sets the Fiesta apart. It really is the standout new car on the market today.”

Ford of Britain small car product manager Chris Rushton accepted the award on behalf of Ford. “Ford thanks Carbuyer for awarding Fiesta Best Small Car and its ultimate accolade, overall Car of the Year,” he said. “Carbuyer is recognising the types of cars that are most important to buyers in the market today, as evidenced by Fiesta being UK top seller for almost 10 years.”

Carbuyer Best Car Awards 2019 – all the winners

Carbuyer Car of the Year – Ford FiestaBest city car – Skoda CitigoBest small car – Ford FiestaBest family car – Skoda OctaviaBest estate – Skoda Superb EstateBest large family car – Vauxhall Insignia Grand SportBest small luxury car – Mercedes A-ClassBest compact executive car – Volvo V60Best large executive car – BMW 5 SeriesBest company car – Hyundai IoniqBest luxury car – Mercedes S-ClassBest MPV – Citroen Grand C4 SpaceTourerBest convertible – MINI ConvertibleBest hot hatch – Ford Fiesta STBest small SUV – Citroen C3 AircrossBest medium SUV – Peugeot 3008Best large SUV – Land Rover DiscoveryBest pickup – Mitsubishi L200Best sports car – Mazda MX-5

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Richard is a former editor of Carbuyer, as well as sister site DrivingElectric.com, and he's now Deputy Editor at Auto Express. Having spent a decade working in the automotive industry, he understands exactly what makes new car buyers tick.

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