2018 Car Awards

At Stoneacre we are proud of the wide range of car makes we have available. So it’s fair to say we were delighted to find that many of the makes and models we stock have scooped a multitude of industry-leading 2018 car awards. Keep reading to find out which cars were winners!


Carbuyer’s Best MPV – Citroen Grand C4 Spacetourer

Citroen has proved that a practical people carrier needn’t be as dull as dishwasher thanks to its unique and appealing design. While the versatile seating setup means it is easy to adapt the car to your requirements; be it seating seven, or expanding the load area for maximum capacity. 

Citroen Grand C4 Spacetourer

Carbuyer’s Best Small SUV – Citroen C3 Aircross

Daring to be different the C3 Aircross demands your attention from first glance. On board, the handy and thoughtful touches throughout the cabin are sure to be a hit with families. While the smooth ride and decent-sized boot means this is a small SUV with everything you could possibly want and need.

Citroen C3 Aircross


It’s fair to say that this has been a hugely successful year for Ford with them managing to scoop top spot securing both Carybuyer’s and Top Gear Magazine’s Car of the Year.

Carbuyer’s Best Small Car – Ford Fiesta

Carbuyer’s Car of the Year – Ford Fiesta 

The Fiesta has managed to fend off competition to scoop this award for the second year running. A long-standing favourite amongst new drivers, the latest Fiesta also makes a great small family car. It demonstrates Ford’s complete grasp of what their customers want and need from a small vehicle. 

Ford Fiesta

Carbuyer’s Best Hot Hatch – Ford Fiesta ST

Top Gear Magazine’s Hot Hatch of the Year – Ford Fiesta ST

Top Gear Magazine’s Car of the Year – Ford Fiesta ST 

The Ford Fiesta ST has struck the perfect balance between being a fun drive and having affordable day-to-day running costs. The peppy turbocharged EcoBoost engine is eager to accelerate and produces an engaging and thrilling drive experience.

Ford Fiesta ST


Top Gear Magazine’s Manufacturer of the Year – Hyundai

Hyundai has released an arsenal of commendable vehicles over the past few years so it is hardly surprising that they are gaining recognition. Their diverse product range pushes the boundaries while a growing range of alternative-fuel vehicles show their commitment to challenging fuel conventions.

Carbuyer’s Best Company Car – Hyundai Ioniq

As the government continues to crack down on vehicle emissions Hyundai has carved out a unique position at the fore of the alternative fuel market.  With hybrid, plug-in hybrid and pure electric powertrains available the Ioniq offers a solution to every necessity. When you combine the minimal running costs with its practicality, comfort and driveability it is easy to see why many are ditching more obvious company saloons in favour of the Ioniq. 

Hyundai Ioniq


Carbuyer’s Best Sports Car – Mazda MX-5

The Mazda MX-5 is a true motoring icon perfect for driving enthusiasts. Beautiful inside and out it is a car that takes your breath away. Mazda has continued to ensure it stays up to date while still remaining an affordable sports option. 

Mazda MX-5


Carbuyer’s Best Medium SUV – Peugeot 3008

Peugeot has made a real success of its SUV offerings and shown that they are not afraid to do things differently. The sporty purposeful exterior of the 3008 is matched by a modern and dynamic interior. Plus the drive quality is equally impressive thanks to a good engine range and a high ride height that ensures a commanding view of the road. 

Peugeot 3008


Best Large Family Car – Vauxhall Insignia Grand Sport

While sales of the saloon are, on the whole, declining the Vauxhall Insignia Grand Sport proves that family life doesn’t mean you need to swap for an SUV. This large family vehicle has plenty of space while the addition of a comprehensive range of safety features ensure it really does tick all the boxes when it comes to a great family vehicle. 

Vauxhall Insignia Grand Sport

Volvo Cars

Carbuyer’s Best Compact Executive Car- Volvo V60

The Volvo V60 has the same elegantly understated quality we have come to know and love in all modern Volvo Cars. While the class-leading cabin comfort ensures that you get a superbly relaxing and economical car that will eat up motorway miles with luxurious ease. 

Volvo V60