UK Car Discount 2014 Awards

Part one of the UK Car Discount car awards for 2014

Online PR News – 05-August-2014 – Sharston – UK Car Discount one of the UK’s leading internet new car retailers has released its first list of 2014 car awards. The awards are determined using a combination of customer input along with the UK Car Discount team’s expert knowledge, combining many years of expertise.

Best Small Car Award goes to the Ford Fiesta, The UK’s best-selling car. The leader of the supermini class is sharp and great to drive yet surprisingly comfortable for a car in its class on longer journeys. Throw in an excellent list of safety equipment as standard, a good selection of trim-levels and engine combinations with some very frugal diesel and the thrifty ecoboost petrol engines and you’ll find there’s something for just about everybody.

Best Small Family Car goes to the Seat Leon Hatchback. The latest incarnation of the Seat Leon hatchback offers a viable alternative to more established cars in it’s class like the Ford Focus and VW Golf. The Leon catches the eye both inside and out, it offers an excellent range of engines with the most frugal offering up to 85mpg. The cheap running costs are combined with the traditional excellent Seat price-tag. Some people may be cautious about buying a Seat Leon because of ‘cheap’ image but the Leon really delivers an excellent package for your money and it’s a great looking small hatch!

Best Large Family Car goes to the Skoda Octavia. We’re cheating a bit by combining estate and hatchback versions ….. If you’re in the market for either you won’t go far wrong with the Octavia, it offers an excellent range of engines with the most frugal delivering up to 74mpg and road tax exemption. The Octavia scored the full 5 stars in NCAP safety tests and has gained a reputation for excellent build quality and reliability. Throw-in good levels of equipment across the range and excellent pricing and you have an excellent estate or hatchback family car.

Best MPV goes to the Citroen C4 Picasso and it’s big brother the Grand C4 Picasso the two models offer spacious 5 And 7 seat options respectively. There are plenty of engine options and equipment available but we recommend the Exclusive model with the 1.6-litre diesel engine and manual transmission. The engine has enough grunt to pull a full load and the Executive trim level offers excellent levels of equipment. Take that all into account and we still like the unique eye-catching looks of the C4 Picasso that help it stand out in the crowd!

Best SUV goes to the Nissan Qashqai. The SUV market has grown substantially in the last few years with new models jumping on the growing SUV bandwagon. The Qashqai has faced stiff opposition but the latest incarnation in our opinion builds on what is an outstanding car. It boats eye-catching looks, excellent levels of equipment and tech along with plenty of engines with 2WD and 4WD options. The Qashqai is the most complete SUV in our opinion.

Best Luxury Car goes to the Mercedes S-Class. The S-Class is considered Mercedes most luxurious model and is loaded with technology and equipment especially with the executive pack thrown in. Available engines are a V6 diesel, V8 petrol and a petrol-electric hybrid model all of which offer a quiet/smooth drive cruising on the motorway. The cost is high but for this amount of comfort, luxury and equipment we think it’s worth it!

Next month we’ll release another 6 UK Car Discount awards including best convertible, coupe, and hothatch.

UK Car Discount is one of the UK's leading online new car dealers, established since 2003.