We’ve rounded up the winning cars of the 2020 WhatCar? Awards which are available across the Stoneacre network. We’ve had a host of winning cars from the Ford Puma which won both Best Small SUV and WhatCar? Car of the Year to the Renault Zoe which has scooped the Best Small Electric Car accolade.
Car of the Year
Ford Puma 1.0 Ecoboost mHEV 155 ST-Line X
Ford’s latest SUV falls into one of the most competitive and fastest-growing car sectors, the small SUV, so it was up against some stiff competition. Fortunately, with the new Puma, Ford has managed to make an impact in areas which customers really value.
Alongside Ford’s signature sharp handling comes the gutsy mild-hybrid engine ensuring you get fun yet frugal performance. On top of that, the new Ford Puma is well-priced for the level of finesse and equipment it offers. Finally, it is as stylish as it is practical, making it a great day-to-day drive.
Best Small Electric Car
WhatCar? has praised Renault for improving the Zoe in pretty much every area for a more well-rounded car. A longer-range ensures that it is now more practical for daily use, while brisker acceleration and composed handling deliver a better driving experience. Inside the modern-looking and smart interior will comfortably seat four.
Best Value Car
For WhatCar? the Kia Picanto impressed with its winning recipe of space, performance, comfort and value.
Surprisingly spacious for a city car, it offers room for four adults as well as a surprisingly good boot. The impressive quality of the interior is backed by onboard connectivity thanks to a touchscreen infotainment system with smartphone mirroring. The engines while perfect for urban life also have the guts to ensure motorway driving isn’t a hassle.
Best Small SUV
See the Car of the Year to find out more about this dynamic and versatile small SUV.
Best Large SUV
The Peugeot 5008 stood out to the testers at WhatCar? thanks to the vast space and practicality it offers. Both of which are key factors for many people looking for a large SUV. Versatile seating for up to seven as well as a large boot makes it ideal for busy family life. Yet space hasn’t been prioritised at the detriment of the interior, as it still delivers comfort, class and plenty of equipment.
It is also worth noting the impressive engine line-up of the Peugeot 5008 which manage to power the car with ease while delivering low running costs.
By definition, multipurpose vehicles are spacious and practical, and the Berlingo manages to offer some of the best space and versatility in a car of its class. Designed with family life in mind it comes with a lofty ceiling which makes getting in and out a doddle and a sliding side door which gives you easy access even in tight car spaces. Both five and seven-seat variants are available allowing you to choose the model which works best for your requirements.
Best Hot Hatch
The Honda Civic Type R continues to be the hot hatch to beat. With remarkable traction, impressive grip in corners and handling that is as well-honed as a racing car it never disappoints. The engine is hard to beat leaving the competition behind when it comes to a straight race. Yet despite all this potent performance, the Civic Type R remains a useable daily drive with a comfortable ride, big boot capacity and well-equipped interior.
Best Performance Car
The Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio is Performance Car winner for the third year in a row. No similar car can compete with its engaging, fun and powerful drive. No doubt this is in part to the turbocharged 2.9-litre engine which provides a whopping 503bhp. This potent power is controlled via quick and precise steering and well-damped suspension.
Despite these performance credentials the Giulia Quadrifoglio manages to remain practical as a daily drive. There’s plenty of kit as standard as well as a spacious luxury cabin and decent boot capacity.
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