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Car of the year 2017

Jaguar XF

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How are the award-winners decided?

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New Car of the Year

Winner

Jaguar XF

Runners up

Volvo V40

Volkswagen Tiguan

Best car for families

Winner

Mercedes-Benz E-Class

Runners up

Mercedes-Benz C-Class

Ford Kuga

Best car for city drivers

Winner

MINI Hatch

Runners up

Audi A1

Hyundai i10

Best value new car

Winner

Skoda Yeti

Runners up

Kia Sportage

Hyundai i10

Best car for long distances

Winner

Mercedes-Benz C-Class

Runners up

Honda Civic

Ford Mondeo

Most fun car to drive

Winner

Audi TT

Runners up

MINI Hatch

Jaguar XF

Best car for new drivers

Winner

Ford Fiesta

Runners up

Ford Focus

Vauxhall Corsa

Car brand with best features

Winner

Volvo

Runners up

Kia

MINI

Green car of the year

Winner

Volvo XC90 Hybrid

Runners up

VW Golf GTE

VW Passat GTE Estate

Best car launched in the last year

Winner

Skoda Kodiaq

Runners up

BMW 5 Series

McLaren 720S

How are the award-winners decided?

We’ve spoken to ten thousand car owners in the UK to find the best new cars on the market that are true consumer champions.

We asked about the aspects of car ownership used to determine our editorial reviews, such as; running costs, handling, reliability, practicality, performance, equipment, interior and safety, giving us award winners based on direct consumer feedback.

In addition to these awards, our expert and independent editorial team also selected two award winners, using over 112 car reviews conducted by Auto Trader in the last 12 months.

To be considered for an award, a car must be no more than three years old, and the same model must still be available to buy as a new car today.