What Car? Awards 2020

Britain's best car buying guide now has a brand new look with an extra 40-pages in every issue, giving you more of What Car?'s famous comparison tests than ever before and more invaluable buying advice for every car on sale. Plus, What Car?'s Target Price promise could save you thousands off the price of your next car. No wonder they call us the car buyer's bible!

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‘Whatever your priorities are, you’ll find a car perfectly suited to you’ The annual What Car? Car of the Year Awards are often called the motoring Oscars – and not just by us. However, while both ceremonies celebrate greatness, there’s a key difference: the What Car? Awards actually matter. Choose to watch a particular film at the cinema because it has picked up a gong or two and all you lose if it turns out to be a dud are a couple of hours and a few quid. On the other hand, a new car is probably the second-biggest purchase you’ll ever make. Fortunately for you, then, we’ve spent the past 12 months putting every new model through the most comprehensive range of tests in the business, so we can name the best…

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target price

The What Car? Target Price is the maximum you should pay for your new car and is set by our team of mystery shoppers. Every day they haggle to see what discounts are available across the UK. And all What Car?-approved dealers will at least match Target Price. In a lot of cases, however, you can save even more by using our New Car Buying service. Just head to whatcar.com/new-car-deals and select the car you’re interested in, and dealers will compete for your business. It’s all done through our website, so they won’t see your details until you’re ready.…

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what car

Editorial Tel 020 8267 5900 Email editorial@whatcar.com Media enquiries Andy Bothwell Tel 07825 703505 Meet the team Editor Steve Huntingford Editorial director Jim Holder Deputy editor Darren Moss Reviews editor Will Nightingale Managing editor Allan Muir Consumer editor Claire Evans Used cars editor Mark Pearson Deputy reviews editor John Howell New cars editor Alan Taylor-Jones Video reviews editor Doug Revolta Reviewer Becky Wells Used cars reporter Max Adams Digital reviews editor Chris Haining Sub-editor Kris Culmer Group art editor Stephen Hopkins Brand art editor Chee-Chiu Lee Chief photographer John Bradshaw Senior photographer Will Williams Junior photographer Max Edleston Picture editor Ben Summerell-Youde Designer Rebecca Stevens Prepress manager Darren Jones Videographer Dan Wrenn Junior videographer Oli Kosbab Video apprentice Tej Bhola SEO manager Jonathan Cook SEO executive Oliver Hayman Social media manager Louis Shaw Special contributors Lawrence Allan, James Attwood, Rachel Burgess, Alastair Clements, Steve Cropley, Simon Davis, Tom Evans, Pat Hoy, Rob Keenan, Olgun Kordal, Luc Lacey, Richard Lane, Tom Morgan,…

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volkswagen golf

‘On adaptive suspension, the Golf is one of the class’s comfiest cars’ MARKETING IS A POWERFUL tool; you’ll never forget just how versatile Birds Eye Potato Waffles are (waffly, of course) or the phases of the moon, thanks to Jaffa Cakes. More such memorable marketing was the television advert for the Volkswagen Golf. Its strapline? “It’s just like a Golf.” Nothing more needed to be said. Plenty has changed for the famed family car’s eighth iteration, though, with a reinvented infotainment system and mild hybrid technology among its new toys. Let’s start with the engine options. There are two 2.0-litre diesels, with 114bhp and 148bhp, two regular 1.5-litre turbo petrols, with 128bhp and 148bhp, and a 148bhp 1.5-litre turbo petrol with that new 48-volt mild hybrid setup. Coming with a six-speed manual gearbox…

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porsche taycan

THE ARRIVAL OF the Taycan 4S sounds like a fairytale for electric car converts who want driving thrills. Not only is it the cheapest version of Porsche’s Tesla Model S-rivalling electric grand tourer, but it can also travel farther between charges than its significantly more expensive Turbo and Turbo S siblings, with an official range of up to 287 miles. Mind you, that range comes only if you add the Performance Battery Plus option. For £4613, this also brings more power (483bhp compared with 429bhp) and a faster maximum charging rate (270kW versus 225kW), meaning a 5-80% top-up can take just 23 minutes. That figure alone will be enough, we suspect, to tempt many. In standard form, official range falls to 252 miles – far behind that of the Model S…

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vauxhall corsa

SOME CARS HAVE the sole intention of being revolutionary, appearing to come straight from Tony Stark’s underground workshop. And some cars are there to be reliable, trusted and with all the familiarity of your right hand. The Vauxhall Corsa has long had the latter sewn up, and here we have the new, Mk5 model in the UK for the first time. It’s in sporty SRi trim, which comes with a 99bhp 1.2-litre turbo petrol engine and is set to be the most popular. That might not sound like a lot for something with a faint whiff of hot hatch about it, but it’s actually surprisingly peppy – easily a match for the Volkswagen Polo 1.0 TSI 95. The SRi also produces a ‘sporty’ artificial exhaust noise that’s mildly satisfying but not entirely…