UK's best cars revealed in What Car? awards

New Nissan Qashqai winner 1
 
The new Nissan Qashqai has been named 2014 Car of the Year by our partners at What Car?. It's the first time that Nissan has won the overall award. The Qashqai was also named Best Small SUV. 
 
Other award-winning family-friendly cars include the all-new Citroen Grand C4 Picasso, which was crowned Best MPV, the Volkswagen Golf Estate, which won the estate class, and the Range Rover Sport, which won the large SUV category.
 
Nissan also bagged this year's reader award, which is voted for online by Whatcar.com users, who chose the all-new X-Trail as the most exciting car due this year; it goes on sale this summer. 
 
Each award category includes three price points, featuring the manufacturer's list price and the What Car? Target Price – this is the most you should pay for the car at a dealer, based on feedback from What Car?'s mystery shoppers. Buyers who can't find a dealer who'll sell at the Target Price can call What Car's Target Price hotline on 0845 527 6394, where you'll be put in touch with one who will. 
 
Some cars are too new for dealers to be offering discounts quite yet, but unless you're looking at something very rare or desirable, it won't be long before they start dropping prices to get persuade you to buy, so waiting just a few weeks could pay off.  
 
The full results of What Car?'s 2014 Car of the Year awards look like this:
 

City car

Best buy less than £9000 Skoda Citigo 1.0 60 SE 5dr (Target Price £8753; list price £9130)
Best buy £9000-£10,000 Hyundai i10 1.0 66 SE (Target Price £9295; list price £9295)
Best buy more than £10,000 Volkswagen Up 1.0 75 High Up 3dr (Target Price £10,491; list price £11,000)
 
Winner
Hyundai i10 1.0 66 SE
 
Hyundai i10
 
 

Small car

Best buy less than £12,000 Dacia Sandero 1.2 Ambiance (Target Price £6795; list price £6795) 
Best buy £12,000-£15,000 Ford Fiesta 1.0T 100 Ecoboost Zetec S/S 5dr (Target Price £12,933; list price £14,495)
Best buy more than £15,000 Audi A1 1.4 TFSI 122 Sport (Target Price £15,672; list price £16,365) 
 
Winner
Ford Fiesta 1.0T 100 Ecoboost Zetec S/S 5dr
 
Ford Fiesta
 

Family car

Best buy less than £15,000 Kia Cee'd 1.6 CRDi 128 1 (Target Price £14,667; list price £16,295)
Best buy £15,000-£18,000 Skoda Octavia 1.2 TSI 105 SE (Target Price £15,318; list price £17,190)
Best buy more than £18,000 Audi A3 Sportback 1.4 TFSI 122 SE (Target Price £19,195; list price £20,200)
 
Winner
Skoda Octavia 1.2 TSI 105 SE
 
Skoda Octavia hatchback
 
 

Green car (all prices after £5000 Government grant)

Best buy less than £20,000 Renault Zoe Expression (Target Price £13,443; list price £13,443)
Best buy £20,000-£30,000 BMW i3 electric (Target Price £25,680; list price £25,680) 
Best buy more than £30,000 Tesla Model S Performance Plus (Target Price £67,880; list price £67,880)
 
Winner
 
BMW i3
 
 
 

Estate car

Best buy less than £18,000 Kia Cee'd Sportswagon 1.4 CRDi 90 1 ISG (Target Price £15,239; list price £16,894)
Best buy £18,000-£25,000 Volkswagen Golf Estate 1.6 TDI SE Bluemotion Tech (Target Price £20,183; list price £21,735)
Best buy more than £25,000 BMW 520d Touring SE automatic (Target Price £31,819; list price £35,405)
 
Winner
Volkswagen Golf Estate 1.6 TDI 105 Bluemotion Tech SE
 
Volkswagen Golf VW Golf estate
 
 

MPV

Best buy less than £16,000 Citroen C3 Picasso 1.4 VTi 95 VTR+ (Target Price £12,578; list price £14,875) 
Best buy £16,000-£22,000 Citroen Grand C4 Picasso 1.6 e-HDi 115 Exclusive (Target Price £21,546; list price £23,255)
Best buy more than £22,000 Seat Alhambra 2.0 TDI 140 Ecomotive S (Target Price £23,432; list price £25,340)
 
Winner
Citroen Grand C4 Picasso 1.6 e-HDi 115 Exclusive
 
2014 Citroen Grand C4 Picasso
 
 

Small SUV

Best buy less than £16,000 Renault Captur 0.9 TCe 90 Dynamique MediaNav (Target Price £14,468; list price £14,495) 
Best buy £16,000-£22,000 Nissan Qashqai 1.5 dCi Acenta 2WD (Target Price £20,840; list price £20,840)
Best buy more than £22,000 Audi Q3 2.0 TDI 140 SE (Target Price £23,954; list price £25,595)
 
Winner
Nissan Qashqai 1.5 dCi Acenta 2WD
 
Nissan Qashqai 2014
 

Large SUV

Best buy less than £25,000 Mazda CX-5 2.2 Skyactiv-D 150 SE-L (Target Price £22,271; list price £23,295)
Best buy £25,000-£40,000 BMW X3 xDrive20d SE auto (Target Price £31,455; list price £33,425)
Best buy more than £40,000 Land Rover Range Rover Sport 3.0 SDV6 HSE (Target Price £59,995; list price £59,995)
 
Winner
 
Land Rover Range Rover Sport
 
 

Open-top car

Best buy less than £25,000 Citroen DS3 Cabriolet 1.6 VTi 120 DStyle (Target Price £16,347; list price £17,740)
Best buy £25,000-£35,000 Audi A3 Cabriolet 1.8 TSI Sport (Target Price £28,790; list price £28,790)
Best buy more than £35,000 Mercedes E-Class Cabriolet E220 CDI SE auto (Target Price £35,704; list price £39,985)
 
Winner
Audi A3 Cabriolet 1.8 TSI Sport
 
Audi A3 cabriolet
 
 

Sports car

Best buy less than £50,000 Porsche Boxster 2.7 (Target Price £38,237; list price £38,237)
Best buy £50,000-£100,000 Porsche 911 Coupé Carrera PDK (Target Price £75,800; list price £75,800)
Best buy more than £100,000 McLaren 12C Spider (Target Price £195,500; list price £195,500)
 
Winner
 
Porsche Boxster
 
 

Hot hatch

Best buy less than £15,000 Suzuki Swift 1.6 Sport (Target Price £12,979; list price £13,749)
Best buy £15,000-£20,000 Ford Fiesta ST-2 (Target Price £16,993; list price £17,995) 
Best buy more than £20,000 Renault Mégane Coupé Renaultsport 265 Cup (Target Price £21,528; list price £25,545)
 
Winner
 
Ford Fiesta ST
 

 

Coupe

Best buy less than £25,000 Seat Leon SC 1.4 TSI 140 FR (Target Price £17,760; list price £19,265)
Best buy £25,000-£35,000 Audi TT 2.0 TFSI 211 Sport (Target Price £25,334; list price £27,560)
Best buy more than £35,000 BMW 435i M Sport Sport auto (Target Price £40,819; list price £42,960)
 
Winner
BMW 435i M Sport Sports auto
 
BMW 4 Series
 

 

Executive car

Best buy less than £24,000 Audi A3 Saloon 2.0 TDI 150 Sport (Target Price £22,771; list price £24,275)
Best buy £24,000-£28,000 BMW 320d Efficient Dynamics auto (Target Price £27,749; list price £29,960)
Best buy more than £28,000 BMW 520d SE auto (Target Price £29,661; list price £33,080)
 
Winner
Audi A3 Saloon 2.0 TDI 150 Sport
 
Audi A3 Saloon 
 

 

Luxury car

Best buy less than £70,000 Mercedes S350 Bluetec L SE Line (Target Price £60,428; list price £65,650)
Best buy £70,000-£100,000 Land Rover Range Rover 3.0 TDV6 Vogue SE (Target Price £77,910; list price £77,910)
Best buy more than £100,000 Rolls Royce Phantom (Target Price £285,200; list price £285,200)
 
Winner
Mercedes S350 Bluetec L SE Line
 
 

Reader award

Nissan X-Trail
 
New Nissan X-Trail 2014 

 

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