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Auto Trader New Car Awards 2023

Voted on by owners rather than the industry, the Auto Trader New Car Awards are coming soon – check out the runners and riders here!

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Published on 8 June 2023 | 0 min read

If you’re shopping for a new car you can’t beat the recommendation of actual owners, and their experiences of actually living with a vehicle paid for with their own money. This is what informs the Auto Trader New Car Awards, the most important of their kind given they’re voted on in a survey of 220,000 real-world owners rather than the more usual industry pundits.
And this seventh year of the New Car Awards promises to be even bigger and better! With everything from family cars to luxury cars, the best choices for dog owners and new drivers (and a couple of personal picks from our in-house experts) we’ve got something for everyone. But the most important voice is yours, with 20 of the 23 categories chosen by actual owners, for a true reflection of what British car buyers value. People were asked to rate their cars across 16 different criteria, from reliability and performance to appearance and running costs. They were also asked about their overall satisfaction with their car and how likely they would be to recommend it to others. We’ll be announcing the winners in a special ceremony taking place Thursday 15 June and sharing the results here on the Auto Trader website and via our social media channels. Read on for a breakdown of the categories and nominees and stay tuned to hear which cars have won, and whether last year’s overall winner the Polestar 2 can make it two in a row or there will a new champion crowned!

Best Car for Families 2023

Best Car for City Drivers 2023

Best Value New Car 2023

Best Car for Long Distances 2023

Best Car for New Drivers 2023

Best Car for Dog Owners 2023

Best Seven-Seater Car 2023

Best Car for Towing 2023

Most Loved Car 2023

Best Hybrid Car 2023

Best Value Electric Car 2023

Best Premium Electric Car 2023

Most Loved Brand 2023

The nominees:
Mini BMW Porsche

Most Reliable Brand 2023

The nominees:
Lexus Toyota Honda

Car Brand with the Best Tech 2023

The nominees:
BMW Tesla Mazda

Best Value Brand 2023

The nominees:
MG Honda Dacia

Best Luxury Car 2023

The Erin Baker Award 2023

Find out on Thursday which car Auto Trader’s Editorial Director Erin Baker has chosen as her pick for 2023!

The Rory Reid Award 2023

As the face of Auto Trader’s YouTube channel Rory gets to drive some of the most exciting new cars out there – so which is he going to choose as his favourite?

Sustainability Initiative Award 2023

The nominees:
Nissan Citroën Volvo

New Car of the Year 2023