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Ford Fiesta ST scoops prestigious award

Ford Fiesta ST

The pocket rocket that is the Ford Fiesta ST has been crowned Parkers New Car of the Year 2019.

There were also 18 category winners, ranging from the Best First Car to the Best Car for Thrill-Seekers, but it was Ford’s hot hatch that won the overall prize.

It was praised for its sensational dynamics, snappy styling and design, ease of ownership and compelling PCP finance options.

The Parkers New Car Awards reflect the views of Britain’s car-buying public are are based on the purchasing habits of’s 2.3+ million users.

The winning cars were judged on a combination of value, quality, reliability, cost-per-month on finance deals and fitness-for-purpose.

Parkers New Car  Awards 2019 winners

BEST FIRST CAR in association with Planet Rock
Winner: SEAT Ibiza
Highly recommended: Ford Fiesta, Skoda Citigo

BEST SMALL FAMILY CAR in association with Mother & Baby
Winner: Ford Focus
Highly recommended: Dacia Duster, Peugeot Rifter/Citroen Berlingo/Vauxhall Combo Life

BEST LARGE FAMILY CAR in association with Absolute Radio
Winner: Volvo V60
Highly recommended: Audi A6, BMW X3

BEST SEVEN-SEATER in association with Closer
Winner: Hyundai Santa Fe
Highly recommended: Audi Q7, Skoda Kodiaq

BEST LUXURY CAR in association with Today’s Golfer
Winner: Mercedes-Benz S-Class
Highly recommended: Audi A8, Volkswagen Touareg

BEST ECO CAR in association with Grazia
Winner: Hyundai Kona Electric
Highly recommended: Nissan Leaf, Renault Zoe

BEST CAR FOR SUN-SEEKERS in association with Magic Radio
Winner: Audi A5 Cabriolet
Highly recommended: Mercedes-Benz E-Class Cabriolet, Mazda MX-5

BEST CAR FOR THRILL-SEEKERS in association with
Winner: Ford Fiesta ST
Highly recommended: Alpine A110, Renault Megane RS

BEST COMPANY CAR in association with Fleet News
Winner: Mercedes-Benz C-Class
Highly recommended: Audi A6, Toyota Prius

BEST OFF-ROADER in association with Angling Times
Winner: Dacia Duster
Highly recommended: Jeep Wrangler, Toyota Land Cruiser

BEST TOW CAR in association with Your Horse
Winner: Volkswagen Touareg
Highly recommended: Land Rover Discovery, SsangYong Musso

BEST VAN in association with Commercial Fleet
Winner: Volkswagen Crafter
Highly recommended: Ford Transit Custom, Mercedes-Benz Sprinter

BEST PICKUP in association with MCN
Winner: Mitsubishi L200
Highly recommended: Mercedes-Benz X-Class, Volkswagen Amarok

BEST NEW-CAR FINANCE in association with
Winner: Mazda
Highly recommended: Skoda, Volvo

BEST SAFETY AWARD in association with Mother & Baby
Winner: Waze integration in cars
Highly recommended: Hyundai Nexo interior and exterior safety systems, Euro NCAP

BEST CAR TECH INNOVATION in association with CAR
Winner: BMW for bringing EV induction charging to market
Highly recommended: Mercedes-Benz Sprinter for integration of MBUX and MB Pro Connect, SEAT for bringing Alexa in-car integration to market

BEST USED CAR in association with Parkers used cars for sale
Winner: Ford Fiesta (2008-2017)
Highly recommended: Fiat 500 (2008-), Volkswagen Golf (2013-)


About Gareth Herincx

Gareth is a versatile journalist, copywriter and digital editor who's worked across the media in newspapers, magazines, TV, teletext, radio and online. After long stints at the BBC, GMTV and ITV, he now specialises in motoring.

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