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Carbuyer's Best Cars for 2017

It’s almost the end of the year which is getting us very excited for what comes next. No, not Christmas, but all the shiny new metal in 2017!

Today, Carbuyer.co.uk revealed the winners of its Best Cars 2017 from 20 categories spanning from ‘Best car that’s cheap to insure’ to ‘Best road-tax-free car’.

You could say that the award categories have very Plain English names and the reason for this is that they are defined by the questions in-market car buyers are likely to ask i.e. searching online.

The star of the show was the Peugeot 3008 which was awarded ‘Best Car of 2017’ and ‘Best SUV’.  

David Peel, managing director at Peugeot UK, commented: “This is fantastic news. The Peugeot 3008 SUV has so many appealing features and for it to receive this Carbuyer Car of the Year 2017 accolade ahead of its arrival in the UK is perfect. It sets the tone that we have a winner on our hands and I have no doubt our customers are going to love driving it, too.”

Category winners were chosen based on their rating which factors in running costs, comfort, practicality, reliability and safety, as well as performance, engines, price, value for money and optional extras.

We have listed some of the winners below. See Carbuyer’s full list here

Car of the Year

Peugeot 3008

It looks like 2017 is the year of the SUVs as the 3008 is crowned Best Car and also the Best SUV. What’s different about this SUV though, is its conventional styling, excellent practicality and efficient engine. Not to mention its stunning interior with a very clever Cockpit digital instrument display.

Best First Car

Skoda Citigo

Highly rated on being compact yet spacious and economical yet swift it’s no wonder the Citigo is a favourite amongst new drivers. Cheap to buy and run, it is considered to have the best value for money amongst its competitors.

Best Small Car 

Skoda Fabia

The Fabia’s fun to drive, comes in many options and value for money which puts it on the list of anyone searching for a small car. Find out more here

Best Family Car

Vauxhall Astra

Developed here in the UK, the brand new Vauxhall Astra is also a very popular car on our roads with engine efficiency, fun driving and iconic design. 

Best Road-Tax-Exempt Car 

Hyundai Ioniq Electric

​The new Hyundai IONIQ Electric makes zero emissions possible which gives the extra benefit of being road-tax-free as well as being enjoyable to drive.  

Best hot hatchback 

Ford Focus ST

The Ford Focus has always been a class leader and this latest version has stepped it up a notch with sharper looks, better handling, improved performance and affordable practicality.  

Best Car that’s cheap to insure

Hyundai i10

Along with its ease of use and long warranty, the Hyundai i20’s insurance keeps all the costs low and makes it a favourite in terms of value for money. Visit Lookers Hyundai to see it up close.