FirstCar awards

FirstCar has been an authoritative voice for over 10 years and holds a unique position in the marketplace, it is only right that FirstCar recognises and rewards those companies leading the way for young drivers. A FirstCar award will help guide our young driver audience when making key purchasing decisions, giving credibility to those award-winning companies.

The awards will leverage the FirstCar position in the young driver market to reward best in class across a range of different categories – all specifically relevant for young drivers.

After much deliberation from our judging panel, we are proud to announce the FirstCar Awards winners across our 17 Award categories.

The annual FirstCar Awards help young drivers pick a car that’s safe, reliable, easy to drive and affordable to run, as well as encouraging new drivers to choose products and technology to help them stay safe behind the wheel.

FIRSTCAR AWARDS 2019 CATEGORY WINNERS:

  • Marketing Campaign: Marmalade – Freedom Tastes Sweet

  • App of the Year: Driving Theory Test Kit 2019 from Driving Test Success

  • Safety Technology sponsored by ingenie: ConnectedCAM Citroën

  • Road Safety Initiative sponsored by tso: Kent County Council – Speak Out

  • Product of the Year: TyrePal Solar Tyre Pressure Monitoring System

  • Finance Product of the Year: Marmalade Fuel & Go

  • Retailer of the Year sponsored by Warranty Direct: Arnold Clark

  • Green Car of the Year: Renault Zoe

  • Safe Car of the Year: Volkswagen Polo

  • Most Wanted FirstCar of the Year: Audi A1 Sportback

  • Used Car of the Year (Up to £2,000) sponsored by Warranty Direct: Ford Fiesta (02-08)

  • Used Car of the Year (Up to £5,000) sponsored by Warranty Direct: Kia Picanto (11-17)

  • Used Car of the Year (Up to £10,000) sponsored by Warranty Direct: Hyundai i20 (15-)

  • Overall – Used Car of the Year Sponsored by Warranty Direct: Hyundai i20 (15-)

  • City Car of the Year sponsored by Warranty Direct: Volkswagen Up!

  • Supermini of the Year sponsored by Warranty Direct: Nissan Micra

  • Car of the Year sponsored by Warranty Direct: Nissan Micra

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Congratulations to all of the 2019 Award winners and shortlisted finalists!

The judges were drawn from FirstCar’s editorial team as well as experts from the road safety profession.

The FirstCar Awards are sponsored by Warranty Direct, the leading provider of direct consumer warranties. Warranty Direct’s Reliability Index shows which cars are reliable and which aren’t, as well as revealing the kind of faults which occur most often and how much they cost to put right. The Reliability Index forms an important part of the scoring criteria for the Used Car of the Year and Car of the Year awards.