Parkers – the definitive resource for car buying advice in the UK – has once again partnered with Mother&Baby to bring you the award for the Best Small Family Car in the prestigious Parkers New Car Awards 2023. For the third year in a row, the winner is the Ford Puma, and it is one of a total of 24 award winners revealed today (10 October) by Parkers.
The Puma takes a third win against some very capable challengers. But its combination of good looks, roomy, family-friendly interior and tech, and economical hybrid engines were enough to keep it on top. Combine these qualities with a fully packed suite of safety features and the Puma makes an excellent choice for a growing family.
Parkers editor Keith Adams said: 'Impressively, the Ford Puma picks up this award for the third year on the trot. And there's no wonder – it's based on the feisty Fiesta, and that makes this small family car a great choice for those who enjoy driving. But there's more to it than that, as you get great practicality, enough space for four six-footers to travel in reasonable comfort, and that simply massive boot. And it's all wrapped up in a slinky, good-looking package.'
It finishes ahead of the Skoda Kamiq – a sensible small car with a huge interior, comfortable ride and a range of brilliant petrol engines – and the rugged Dacia Duster, which offers all you’d need from a chunky small SUV, but at a genuinely eye-opening price.
The winning cars have been tested rigorously by the Parkers.co.uk team, which judged the best cars for small families on a combination of value, quality, reliability, cost-per-month on finance deals and fitness-for-purpose.
Keith Adams added: ‘In this year’s New Car Awards, we’re excited to have come up with such a diverse selection of winners. We’ve taken what we know about what our users are viewing on Parkers, with the team’s combined 100+ years of editorial expertise and come up with a brilliant line-up of cars that we’re really proud of.’
Now in its sixth year, the Parkers New Car Awards 2023 continue to reflect the views of Britain’s car-buying public, with winners decided by a combination of the site’s expert reviewers’ verdicts in thousands of miles of road testing and the purchasing habits of the website’s 2.3+ million users actively involved in the buying process.
More details about the Best Small Family Car award can be found alongside all of the winners in the Parkers New Car Awards 2023 on the Parkers website www.parkers.co.uk/car-awards.