What Car? reveals winners of Car of the Year awards

Audi A3 Sportback

 

What Car? has announced the winners of its prestigious annual Car of the Year Awards, with the Audi A3 Sportback the overall champion. 

The 14 categories include awards for the best MPV, estate car and SUV (everything from beefed-up hatchbacks to off-roading 4x4s), plus an award for the best ultra-low-carbon technology. 

The winners of What Car?'s awards are chosen by its team of experienced road testers who drive thousands of miles in each contender, on every type of road in all conditions. They also factor in value for money and, when cars are designed for family use, they carefully consider their space and practicality. The experience of current owners is also invaluable. 

Each category gives the best cars for three budgets, with a category winner.

The result is a set of cars that are the best in their class, and which buyers can trust to be a sound purchase.

As well as the car name and exact model, the cars below also show the manufacturer's list price plus What Car?'s Target Price – this is maximum price you should have to pay after the dealer has included any available discounts. Also included are each car's official mpg and, where available, the True MPG after each model has been subjected to What Car?'s rigorous real-world economy tests. We also show the CO2 output and corresponding annual road tax plus any first-year supplement. Where both a three-door and five-door model are available, we state which one is awarded (3dr/5dr). 

City carsSuperminisSmall family carsFamily carsEstate carsMPVsSUVsExecutive carsOpen-top cars | CoupesSports carsHot hatchesLuxury carsUltra-low-carbon AwardCar of the Year 2013

City cars

Best buy less than £9000

Hyundai i10

1.2 Classic

List price £8345

Target Price £6995

Official mpg 61.4

True MPG 46.5

CO2 108g/km (£20 tax)

 

Best buy £9000-£10,000

Skoda Citigo

1.0 60 Greentech SE 5dr

List price £9050

Target Price £8718

Official mpg 68.9

True MPG 47.4

CO2 96g/km (zero road tax)

 

Best buy more than £10,000

Volkswagen Up

1.0 75 High Up 3dr

List price £10,515

Target price £10,151

Official mpg 60.1

True MPG 53.3

CO2 108g/km (£20 tax)

 

 

Winner

Volkswagen Up

1.0 75 High Up 3dr

 

VW Up


Superminis

Best buy less than £12,000

Dacia Sandero

0.9 TCe 90 Ambiance

List price £7395

Target Price £7395

Offical mpg 54.3

True MPG na

CO2 120g/km (£30)

 

Best buy £12,000-£15,000

Ford Fiesta

1.0T Ecoboost 100 Zetec 5dr

List price £14,245

Target Price £14,245

Official mpg 65.7

True MPG na

CO2 99g/km (zero road tax)

 

Best buy more than £15,000

Audi A1

1.4 TFSI 122 Sport

List price £15,890

Target Price £15,144

Official mpg 53.3

True MPG 46.9

CO2 124g/km (£100 road tax)

 

 

Winner

Ford Fiesta

1.0T Ecoboost 100 Zetec 5dr

 

Ford Fiesta

 

 

 

Small family cars

Best buy less than £16,000

Seat Leon

1.2 TSI S

List price £15,670

Target Price £15,670

Official mpg 57.6mpg

True MPG na

CO2 114g/km (£30 road tax)

 

Best buy £16,000-£18,000

Kia Cee'd

1.6 CRDi 128 ISG

List price £16,295

Target Price £15,682

Official mpg 76.3

True MPG 55.4

CO2 97g/km (zero road tax)

 

Best Buy more than £18,000

Audi A3 Sportback 

1.4 TSI 122 SE

List price £19,825

Target Price £19,449

Official mpg 53.3

True MPG na

CO2 123g/km (£100 road tax)

 

Winner

Audi A3 Sportback 

1.4 TSI 122 SE

Audi A3 Sportback

 

Family cars

Best buy less than £18,000

Skoda Superb

1.4 TSI S

List price £17,810

Target Price £15,018

Official mpg 41.5

True MPG na

CO2 157g/km (£170 road tax)

 

Best buy £18,000-£21,000

Ford Mondeo 

1.6 TDCi 115 Eco Zetec

List price £20,195

Target Price £18,472

Official mpg 65.7

True MPG 51.3

CO2 114g/km (£30 road tax)

 

Best buy more than £21,000

Volkswagen Passat

2.0 TDI 140 Bluemotion Tech Highline

List price £22,910

Target Price £21,326

Official mpg 61.4

True MPG na

CO2 119g/km (£30 road tax)

 

Winner

Ford Mondeo 

1.6 TDCi 115 Eco Zetec

Ford Mondeo

 

Estate cars

Best buy less than £18,000

Kia Cee'd Sportwagon

1.4 CRDi 90 1 ISG

List price £16,895

True MPG £16,418

Official mpg 67.3

True MPG 58.7

CO2 109g/km (£20 road tax)

 

Best buy £18,000-£25,000

Ford Mondeo Estate

2.0 TDCi 140 Zetec

List price £22,455

Target Price £20,540

Official fuel mpg 53.3

True MPG na

CO2 139/km (£120 road tax)

 

Best buy more than £25,000

BMW 520d Touring

SE automatic

List price £34,080

Target Price £31,311

Official fuel mpg 57.6

True MPG na

CO2 129g/km (£100 road tax)

 

Winner

Ford Mondeo Estate

2.0 TDCi 140 Zetec

Ford Mondeo Estate

 

MPVs

Best buy less than £18,000

Citroen C3 Picasso

1.4 VTi 95 VTR+

List price £14,300

Target Price £11,609

Official mpg 44.8

True MPG na

CO2 145g/km (£135 road tax)

 

Best buy £18,000-£25,000

Peugeot 5008

1.6 HDi 112 Active

List price £21,395

Target Price £19,738

Official mpg 51.4mpg

True MPG 36.9

CO2 140g/km (£120 road tax)

 

Best buy more than £25,000

Seat Alhambra

2.0 TDI 140 Ecomotive S

List price £25,035

Target Price £23,332

Official mpg 50.4mpg

True mpg 46.2

CO2 146g/km (£135 road tax)

 

Winner 

Seat Alhambra

2.0 TDI 140 Ecomotive S

Seat Alhambra

 

SUVs

Best buy less than £25,000

Mazda CX-5

2.2D Skyactiv-D 150 SE-L

List price £22,995

Target Price £22,770

Official mpg 61.4mpg

True MPG 47.2

CO2 119g/km (£30 road tax)

 

Best buy £25,000-£35,000

BMW X3

xDrive20d SE automatic

List price £33,010

Target Price £31,289

Official mpg 50.4

True MPG 42.4

CO2 147g/km (£135 road tax)

 

Best buy more than £35,000

Land Rover Discovery

4.0 SDV6 255 XS

List price £45,150

Target Price £42,549

Official mpg 32.1

True MPG 30.7

CO2 230g/km (£460 road tax plus £355 first-year supplement)

 

Winner

BMW X3

xDrive20d SE automatic

BMW X3

 

Executive cars

Best buy less than £30,000

BMW 320d 

Efficient Dynamics automatic

List price £29,605

Target Price £27,667

Official mpg 68.9

True MPG 56.0

CO2 109g/km (£20 road tax)

 

Best buy £30,000-£35,000

BMW 520d

SE automatic

List price £31,555

Target Price £29,192

Official mpg 60.1

True MPG na

CO2 123g/km (£100 road tax)

 

Best buy more than £35,000

Jaguar XF

3.0D V6 Luxury

List price £35,855

Target Price £32,159

Official mpg 47.1

True MPG na

CO2 159g/km (£170)

 

Winner

BMW 320d 

Efficient Dynamics automatic

BMW 3 Series ED

 

Open-top cars

Best buy less than £25,000

Mini Roadster

Cooper S

List price £20,905

Target Price £20,905

Official mpg 47.1

True MPG 40.8

CO2 139g/km (£120 road tax)

 

Best buy £25,000-£40,000

Audi TT Roadster

2.0 TFSI 211 Sport

List price £29,125

Target Price £26,630

Official mpg 42.2

True MPG 37.6

CO2 156g/km (£170 road tax)

 

Best buy more than £40,000

Mercedes E350 CDI Cabriolet

Blue Efficiency Se

List price £41,220

Target Price £36,747

Official mpg 47.1

True MPG 39.7

CO2 159g/km (£170 road tax)

 

Winner

Mini Roadster

Cooper S

Mini Roadster Cpr S

 

Coupes

Best buy less than £25,000

Volkswagen Scirocco

1.4 TSI 160

List price £21,450

Target Price £19,779

Official mpg 42.8

True MPG 38.1

CO2 154g/km (£170 road tax)

 

Best buy £25,000-£40,000

Audi TT

2.0 TFSI 211 Sport

List price £27,145

Target Price £25,082

Official mpg 42.8

True MPG 37.6

CO2 154g/km (£170 road tax)

 

Best buy more than £40,000

BMW 640d

M Sport

List price £66,750

Target Price £62,560

Official mpg 51.4mpg

True MPG 45.2

CO2 144g/km (£135)

 

Winner

Audi TT

2.0 TFSI 211 Sport

Audi TT

 

Sports cars

Best buy less than £50,000

Porsche Boxster

2.7

List price £37,589

Target Price £37,589

Official fuel mpg 34.5

True MPG na

CO2 192g/km (£250 road tax plus £210 first-year supplement)

 

Best buy £50,000-£100,000

Porsche 911

Carrera PDK

List price £71,449

Target Price £71,449

Official fuel mpg 34.4

True MPG na

CO2 194g/km (£250 road tax plus £210 first-year supplement)

 

Best buy more than £100,000

McLaren 12C

Spider

List price £195,000

Target Price £195,000

Official mpg 24.2

True MPG na

CO2 279g/km (£475 road tax plus £555 first-year supplement)

 

Winner 

Porsche Boxster

2.7

Porsche Boxster

 

Hot hatches

Best buy less than £15,000

Suzuki Swift

1.6 Sport

List price £13,749

Target Price £12,883

Official mpg 44.1

True MPG 38.9

CO2 147g/km (£135 road tax)

 

Best buy £15,000-£22,000

Ford Focus 

ST-1

List price £21,995

Target Price £21,995

Official mpg 39.2

True MPG 32.6

CO2 169g/km (£195 road tax plus £80 first-year supplement)

 

Best buy more than £22,000

Renault Megane Renaultsport

265 Cup

List price £24,840

Target Price £23,435

Official mpg 37.7

True MPG 29.4

CO2 174g/km (£215 road tax plus £60 first-year supplement)

 

Winner

Ford Focus 

ST-1

Ford Focus ST 

 

 

Luxury cars

Best buy less than £70,000

Mercedes-Benz S350 CDI

Bluetec

List price £61,410

Target Price £52,740

Official mpg 45.6

True MPG 37.3

CO2 164g/km (£170 road tax)

 

Best buy £70,000-£100,000

Range Rover

3.0 TDV6 Vogue SE

List price £77,895

Target Price £77,895

Official mpg 37.7

True MPG 33.2

CO2 196g/km (£250 plus £210 first-year supplement)

 

Best buy more than £100,000

Rolls-Royce Phantom 

6.75 V12

List price £285,200

Target Price £285,200

Official mpg 19.1mpg

True MPG na

CO2 347g/km (£475 road tax plus £555 first-year supplement)

 

Winner

Rolls-Royce Phantom 

6.75 V12

Rolls Royce Phantom

 

Ultra-low-carbon Award

Mazda Skyactiv

Mazda's Skyactiv technology uses lightweight construction plus super-advanced petrol and diesel engines to lower CO2 and fuel consumption. The result includes a CX-5 SUV with CO2 emissions less than 119g/km – that's 15g/km less than a Vauxhall Zafira compact SUV.  

 

Car of the Year 2013

Audi A3 Sportback

1.4 TFSi 122 SE

Audi A3 Sportback

Click here to read the full review of the Audi A3 Sportback.

Click here for our guide to choosing the right version of the Audi A3 Sportback for you

 

For the True MPG of any new car currently on sale, go to www.whatcar.com/truempg.

 

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