Introduction Welcome to the annual 'Motoring Oscars' – the What Car? Car of the Year Awards. Over the following pages, we reveal the winners of the UK's most respected and sought-after new car awards.
Our winners are a truly outstanding bunch of cars: the results of many hours of testing and analysis, and just as long debating their merits.
We've got 16 category winners this year. As car buyers' demands change, so must we, which is why the new Award for Sports Utility Vehicles replaces the old Compact and Large 4x4 Awards.
As for a Green Award – last year we introduced a whole set of awards focusing on green cars. This year's winners will be revealed in our June issue of What Car? magazine and here on whatcar.com.
Every one of the cars recommended here offers fantastic value for money – even more so when you see the deals we've found on them. So whether you want to spend under £10k or over £100k, read on and you'll find the right car for you (and what you should pay for it!).
What Car? Car of the Year Awards 2010 Time waits for no man, or no car, so click here to skip forward 12 months to check out the What Car? Car of the Year Awards for 2010.