What Car? Awards 2022: Best car in every class revealed

We reveal the winners of the 2022 What Car? Car of the Year awards - your guide to the best car in every class available on sale today...

You sometimes hear people say that there’s no such thing as a bad car anymore. Image 1 of 28

But while it’s true that standards have risen massively over the years, the gap between the best and worst performers remains enormous, making the annual What Car? Car of the Year Awards as important as ever.

Celebrating their 45th anniversary in 2022, the awards took place at a star-studded event at the Grosvenor House hotel in London on Thursday evening. They are the culmination of 12 months of testing, during which we’ve driven hundreds of new or updated models, both on UK roads and at our private test track. Each category features not only a winner but also some alternatives that you might want to consider. Let’s see all the winners:

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