Revealed: National Car Awards winners

Tuesday, August 20, 2013 - 11:00
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WINNER: Skoda scoop top gong have announced the winners of their National Car Awards – Britain’s biggest car survey.

Judged by more than 58,000 owners of almost every make and model of car sold in the UK, the awards are the most comprehensive ever published.

Manufacturers are rated 1-5 on economy, comfort, reliability, exciting to drive and whether their cars are worth recommending, and then rated overall.

Skoda were ranked top manufacturer overall, followed by Honda and Audi, while the Seat Altea topped the ‘medium car’ category and Fiat 500 the best ‘supermini’.

Sue Baker, Editor in Chief of, said: “The awards honour cars that have emerged as the best and most significant in their categories from the verdicts of the most expert and experienced judges of all – tens of thousands of actual owners who pay for, drive and live with their cars day in, day out and over millions of miles.”

Best Overall Manufacturer by Average Rating 


Most Recommended Manufacturer


Manufacturer Great to Drive


Manufacturer Most Exciting To Drive 


Most Economical Manufacturer


Most Comfortable Manufacturer


Most Reliable Manufacturer


Best City Car

Fiat Panda

Best Convertible

Mazda MX-5

Best 4×4

Volkswagen Tiguan

Best Cabriolet Hard Top

Peugeot 207 CC

Best Executive Car

Lexus GS

Best Medium Car

Volkswagen Jetta

Best Mini MPV

Seat Altea

Best MPV 

Volkswagen Touran

Best Small Executive Car

BMW 3-Series

Best Sports Car

Volkswagen Scirocco

Best Supermini

Fiat 500

Best Large Car

Skoda Octavia

Best Diesel Overall


Best Petrol Overall


Top Hybrid

Toyota Prius

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