2019 What Car? Car of the Year Awards – the contenders
This evening we'll name the best new cars on sale in the UK, and crown one overall champion as our Car of the Year for 2019. These are the cars in contention for our top accolade...
DS 7 Crossback
The largest SUV model from Citroën's luxury offshoot, DS, is spacious and practical, and comes with a frugal range of engines. Interior quality doesn't match that of most premium rivals, however.
Ford Fiesta ST
If you've got around £20,000 to spend on a hot hatchback, the Fiesta ST should definitely be on your shortlist. It offers superb handling, a cracking engine and a great driving position.
Just replaced, the Focus is a a fine car for families. There's room for five, running costs are sensible and it's great fun to drive.
Ford Focus Estate
The Focus Estate keeps the keen handling that makes the regular Focus so popular, but adds an extra dose of practicality.
The larger of Honda's two SUVs is easy to drive and comes with an efficient 1.6-litre diesel engine. What's more, its interior is well built and offers masses of space for your family and all their luggage.
Hyundai i30 Fastback
This more stylish version of the i30 family hatchback impresses with top interior quality and a good level of standard equipment. Bland handling lets it down, though.
Hyundai Kona EV
This all-electric version of the Kona electric SUV offers a huge range, a great driving position and is surprisingly spacious inside too.
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This electric SUV is powered by hydrogen and has an official range of 497 miles. If you can live with the faff of filling it up, the Nexo is an appealing £60,000 choice.
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Hyundai Santa Fe
Hyundai’s largest SUV offers rugged, go-anywhere ability and a lofty driving position. It also has seven seats, plenty of equipment and a powerful yet economical diesel engine.
The I-Pace is an appealing option, whether you're after an electric car or simply a luxury SUV. It offers big range between charges, futuristic looks and entertaining handling.
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