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With a growth rate of just 1% in 2018, the automotive industry is not exactly one of the leading industries in global economic growth. However, the number of models of vehicles recently designed and offered for sale by manufacturers is so high that it's offering consumers a lot of choice. In 2018 alone, more than one hundred new models entered this very competitive market. In this context it is essential for you, the consumer who is planning to buy a car, to be well informed to make the best choices according to the price/quality ratio. More than ever, car manufacturers are fighting for every sale and this can only be good news for consumers looking to buy right now. You'll find a lot of great options on the market and in this article we will look at some of the more recent models from 2018 and 2019 and rank them according to price and features.
Taking into account the factors of quality, longevity, purchase costs and expenses related to maintenance and possible repairs, the groups below represent the best of the best in our opinion. Each section has notes on the top cars in each category and also a general guide to the expected price for which you can buy them new.
The Vauxhall Viva (£7,999) with its overall score of 19/20 is alone in the lead. Tied second with 18/20 the French Citroën C1 (£10,400), and Peugeot 108 (£10,500), and then finally the Japanese Toyota Aygo (£10,900).
In this group the Mazda 2 (£9,690) is first with 19.5/20. It is followed by the Vauxhall Corsa (£13,800) and Skoda Fabia (£12,360), which are tied with the score of 19/20.
Topping this group is the Suzuki Vitara (£17 590) with 18.5 / 20. The next challenger is the Peugeot 2008 (£18,650) with 17/20 and the Ford Ecosport (£18,900) with a score of 16.5/20.
Competition is tight in this group, with 19.5/20 the Audi TT (39 990 £), the BMW 2 Series coupe (25 950 £), the Fiat 124 Spider (34 500 £) and the Mazda MX-5 (25 500 £) are all tied for first place.
The Audi A4 (£33,670) and Toyota Avensis (£27,200) are tied for first place with 19/20. They are followed by the Alfa Romeo Giulia (£22,190) and the Skoda Octavia (£19,290), both of which earned 19/20
With 19.5 / 20, the Mercedes E Class (£65,320) is top in this category. It is closely followed by the Audi A6 (£41,460) and the Skoda Super (£24,750) which are tied with 18.5/20
The Toyota Prius+ (£33,000) is first in its class with 19.5/20. It is followed by a joint second place tie between the Fiat 500L (£17,990) and the Ford S-Max (£36,950).