What Car? has revealed its best cars of 2013 and the Audi A3 Sportback won the overall award of Car of the Year as well as Small Family Car of the Year.
What Car? editor-in-chief Chas Hallett said the A3 won due to its mix of refinement, driving experience and “the finest cabin quality ever seen in a small family hatchback”.
Ford collected four awards. The Fiesta won the supermini category, the Mondeo was named the best family car, the Mondeo Estate is this year’s top estate car, and the Ford Focus ST-1 is What Car?’s best hot hatch.
Three trophies went to the BMW Group; the BMW X3 took the SUV award, while the BMW 320d ED automaticpicked up the executive car crown and the Mini Roadster Cooper S was named best open-top car.
Sports Car of the Year went to the Porsche Boxster 2.7, while the MPV award was won for the third year running by the Seat Alhambra. The Audi TT continued its run of success by being named best coupé for the seventh time.
The British-built Range Rover was crowned Luxury Car of the Year and the Volkswagen Up! retained its City Car of the Year title.
Mazda was awarded the Ultra-low-carbon Award for its Skyactiv technology. What Car? said Skyactiv shows how a radical rethink can deliver real gains without the need for more expensive hybrid and fully electric systems.
What Car? readers and website visitors voted in their thousands to name the Alfa Romeo 4C as most exciting car for 2013.
2013 Roll of Honour
- City car Volkswagen Up
- Supermini Ford Fiesta
- Small family car & Overall COTY Audi A3 Sportback
- Family car Ford Mondeo
- Estate car Ford Mondeo Estate
- Sports car Porsche Boxster 2.7
- MPV SEAT Alhambra
- Coupé Audi TT
- Hot hatch Ford Focus ST-1
- SUV BMW X3
- Executive car BMW
- Open-top car MINI Roadster Cooper
- Luxury car Range Rover
- Ultra-low-carbon Mazda Skyactiv technology
- Reader Award Alfa Romeo 4C