ALA sponsor What Car? Used Car Awards 2020

ALA is delighted to announce that we’re sponsoring the What Car? Used Car Awards 2020.

Published: 9th October 2019

WC Used Car Awards 2020

How are the winners chosen?

Unlike the Car of the Year award, the Used Car Awards are chosen by a panel.

The first question the What Car? panel of experts ask is what makes a good car, regardless of age. A car must also fulfil certain requirements in its own category, so a small car needs to be practical and economical, a hot hatch should be exciting to drive, and you’d expect a large SUV to be suitably spacious.

The panel then examines other factors including reliability and availability, as well as a wide choice of engine and spec level to suit requirements.

The overriding factor that must be fulfilled is value – the award-winning cars must give you excellent value for money, although this doesn’t necessarily mean they’re cheap.

There are 19 vehicle categories in the awards. For the full list of winners see

Here’s a selection of our favourites!

Audi A3 Sportback (2013-present)

Overall Winner “great to drive, roomy, classy interior”

Audi A3 Sportback (2013-present)

Volkswagen Up (2012-present)

City Car “comfortable and spacious”

Winner: Volkswagen Up (2012-present)

Kia Sportage (2016-present)

Small SUV “a conspicuous bargain in its class”

Winner: Kia Sportage (2016-present)

Volvo XC90 (2015-present)

Luxury SUV “highly practical”

Winner: Volvo XC90 (2015-present)

Volkswagen Passat Estate (2015-present)

Estate Car “a bit of an unsung hero”

Winner: Volkswagen Passat Estate (2015-present)

Ford Fiesta ST (2013-2017)

Hot Hatch “oodles of fun for a bargain price”

Winner: Ford Fiesta ST (2013-2017)

Porsche Cayman (2013-2016)

Sports Car “fulfils all the heady desires of a sports car buyer”

Winner: Porsche Cayman (2013-2016)

Renault Zoe (2013-present)

Electric Car “funky looking, practical and easy to drive”

Winner: Renault Zoe (2013-present)


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Published: 9th October 2019
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