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9 October 2020

Parkers New Car Awards 2021 Shortlist Announced

Now in its fourth year, the Parkers New Car Awards are back for 2021 to reflect the findings of the team’s expert reviewers in a turbulent year for the industry. today reveals the 63 cars, vans, pickups and services shortlisted in the Parkers New Car Awards 2021.

The awards reflect the views of Britain’s car-buying public, and have been shaped by detailed analysis of traffic: 77% of site visitors are researching cars from multiple market sectors, basing buying decisions on monthly budgets and what they can afford – rather than the traditional view that buyers shop within specific vehicle categories.

Once again, the major lifestages of Parkers users, of which there are more than three million* visits per month, have been reflected in the award categories which include Best First Car, Best Small Family Car and Best Car for Thrill-Seekers. has shortlisted the cars its expert reviewers have tested independently and rigorously, analysing cost-per-month, value, quality, overall excellence and fitness for purpose.

New awards categories have been added to reflect the buying habits of users. These are Best Small and Best Large Electric Car and Best Electrified Van.

Keith Adams, editor, commented: “The Parkers new car awards reflect that buyers are increasingly buying around a monthly budget. So, many of our shortlisted cars feature particularly competitive monthly deals. But it isn’t all about cost – we’ve combined what we know about our users with more than 100 years of car reviewing expertise on our team. It’s a fabulous line-up of exceptional cars this year – with many of them being launched in particularly trying times.”

In addition, you can get involved by telling us what your favourite cars are on the shortlists for a chance to win a £50 Amazon gift voucher. T&Cs apply (

The winners of the Parkers New Car Awards 2021 and the Parkers New Car of The Year 2021 will be announced on 26 October 2020. You can see the shortlist announcement here:


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Best First Car

Hyundai i10

Renault Clio

Toyota Yaris

Best Small Family Car

Ford Puma

Honda Jazz

Skoda Kamiq

Best Medium Family Car

Citroen Berlingo

Mercedes-Benz GLB

Skoda Octavia Estate

Best Large Family Car

Mercedes-Benz E-Class

SEAT Tarraco

Skoda Superb

Best Small Electric Car

Honda e

Renault Zoe


Best Large Electric Car

Kia e-Niro

Polestar 2

Tesla Model 3

Best Car for Thrill-seekers

Ford Fiesta ST

Lotus Evora 430

Porsche Cayman GTS

Best Car for Sun-seekers

Mazda MX-5

Porsche 718 Boxster

Volkswagen T-Roc Cabriolet

Best Off-roader

Dacia Duster

Jeep Wrangler

Land Rover Defender

Best Seven-seater


SEAT Tarraco

Volvo XC90

Best Luxury Car

Audi A8

Mercedes-Benz S-Class

Range Rover

Best Company Car

BMW 330e

Skoda Superb iV

Tesla Model 3

Best Pickup

Ford Ranger

SsangYong Musso

Toyota Hilux

Best Small Van

Citroen Berlingo/Peugeot Partner/Toyota Proace City/Vauxhall Combo Cargo

Ford Fiesta Van

Ford Transit Connect

Best Medium Van

Citroen Dispatch/Peugeot Expert/Toyota Proace/Vauxhall Vivaro

Ford Transit Custom

Volkswagen Transporter

Best Large Van

Ford Transit

MAN TGE / Volkswagen Crafter

Mercedes-Benz Sprinter

Best Electrified Van

Citroen e-Dispatch, Peugeot e-Expert, Vauxhall Vivaro-e

Ford Transit Custom PHEV

Renault Master ZE

Best New Car Finance




Best Used Car

Ford Fiesta

Honda CR-V

Skoda Yeti


EDITOR’S NOTES: is one of the UK’s biggest motoring advice websites, drawing over 3 million visits a month who consume our expert car reviews, buying tools, valuations, advice, features and cars for sale (GA, August 2020).

For further information, visit or please contact Keith Adams or Tim Pollard on the numbers above

*Based on Google Analytics data, August 2020

About Bauer Media UK:

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Jess Blake, Communications Director (Publishing), Bauer Media


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