Auto Express BEST CARS TO OWN Driver Power 2023 Results
These results help drivers to know the best new cars to own in the UK right now according to the people who already do.
The Driver Power 2023 New Car survey is the UK’s most eagerly anticipated guide to customer satisfaction levels in the new-car market. Thanks to the generosity of the thousands of respondents who have shared their personal experience and insights, we can provide a wealth of information for would-be buyers of the 75 most satisfying-to-own cars.
Buyers and drivers are asked for detailed feedback on a wide range of categories affecting their experiences with their own cars. Once these responses have been processed, and statistical weightings applied, the survey delivers results representative of views on a national level.
An incredible six top-10 category placings, and four more results in the top 20 explain the Citroen C4’s triumph in this year’s Driver Power New Car survey.
Its best result is third place in the ride and handling category – including top spot for ride smoothness – but superb scores right across the board mean the C4’s performance is unbeatable.
Another first place for overall quality helps the Citroen to fourth place in the reliability category, and the company will also be celebrating fourth places for economy and servicing costs, sixth places for the number and ease of use of safety features, and a trio of seventh places for brake and steering responsiveness, and for driving pleasure.
The Citroen also performs admirably in the interior category, with second place for front-seat comfort, fourth for interior quality, and fifth for interior style. On the practicality front, the car is 10th best for flexible seating, although only 32nd for boot space. A third place for child-friendly features redresses the balance.
Retired grandmother, Geraldine Redding, who is a serial Citroen owner from Barton-under-Needwood in Staffordshire says "I like everything about the C4; it ticks all the boxes,” she says. “It’s extremely quick for its size, and it’s very, very quiet when you’re cruising, so performance-wise it’s fantastic. It’s also a lovely design overall, the style of it is beautiful, and it’s got features like keyless entry and front parking sensors, which I really want."
Book a test drive today and find out why the C4 won top spot for yourself!