15 Award Wining Cars you Want to Buy (2010-2013)
With the latest technology being used in the automobile industry, there has been a massive improvement in the quality of cars we are witnessing these days. The level of comfort is getting greater with the passage of time. There are so many amazing vehicles out there that it has become increasingly difficult for an average car user to choose from a wide range of options.
It is almost impossible to rate these cars as per performance and comfort because they won awards for different categories, so I am just presenting you a list of my favorite 15 award-winning cars of recent times.
1) Tesla Model S (2013 Motor Trend Car of the Year)
Tesla Model S (2013 Motor Trend Car of the Year) Tesla Model S is considered to be one of the fastest four-door cars produced by America. Despite the fact that the 2013 Motor Trend Car of the Year is not one of the smoothest or effortless vehicles like Rolls-Royce, it is still regarded by many experts as the most fascinating luxury car since the original Lexus LS 400. Tesla Model S drives like a sports car of the highest quality and is better than Toyota Prius in efficiency, having the ability to carry as much as a Chevy Equinox. The body of Tesla Model S is not only quite strong and stiff but also very light. The manufacturers claim that Model S already has 250 patents and a lot more is expected.
2) Vauxhall Ampera (2013 Car Buyer Best Hybrid/Electric Car of the Year)
Vauxhall Ampera The Best Hybrid/Electric Car‘ is one of the most important choices for customers all across the world, taking into account the ever-increasing oil prices. Combined with the performance of a range-extending petrol vehicle, Vauxhaul Ampera offers electric power, which is free from emission. Thanks to an impressive 235mpg fuel economy and 27g/km CO2 emission, Vauxhaul Ampera outclassed the rest of the competitors in this category. You can improve the economy further by driving the car on electric power alone for less than 50 miles between charges. Extremely attractive looks and beautiful interior are a perfect match to the car’s futuristic mechanics. All the car’s instruments are displayed on two seven-inch high definition screens.
3) Volkswagen Golf (Car of the Year 2013)
Volkswagen Golf The Car of the Year 2013 award has been won by the seventh generation Volkswagen Golf with 414 points, beating the rest of the cars by a massive margin. It has been a long time since Volkswagen Golf won this award the third generation was the lucky entry to have this on its name. It is an astonishing achievement for Volkswagen Golf, as from the last 38 years, each of its generation has finished in the top three for Car of the Year award.
Outstanding performances in fuel efficiency, safety, dynamics, comfort and overall balance are some of the few factors which influenced the jury to name Volkswagen Golf the Car of the Year.
4) OPEL Ampera/Chevrolet Volt (Car of the Year 2012)
OPEL Ampera General Motors spent many years on its manufacturing and development. Taking into account the usual short daily displacements of car users, a nice balance between electric combustion-engine and drive range has been created. Apart from an immensely elegant outer appearance, the car possesses a fine interior, which makes it a brilliant family car apart from a very cost-effective one.
5) Nissan Leaf (Car of the Year 2011)
Nissan Leaf in the Car of the Year 2011 contest, Nissan Leaf was the first electric vehicle entrant. Much to the surprise of car-lovers, Leaf offers an abundance of torque and instantaneous response. If you consider the energy path, the Nissan Leaf 2011 is not a completely zero-emission car however, its ratings are quite satisfactory. It is surely one of the finest electric cars, having an 8-hour range between two charges in a home supply point.
6) Volkswagen Polo (Car of the Year 2010)
Volkswagen Polo faced a stiff competition from Toyota IQ in the Car of the Year 2010 awards. The jurists were extremely impressed by the appearance and the comfort level of the car. Despite the fact that this model of Volkswagen is a lot smaller, it can still accommodate four adults quite easily. The car’s energy efficiency also attracted a number of potential customers. Volkswagen Polo takes an edge over its competitors when it comes to refinement, performance, room and cargo space.
7) Porsche Boxter (2013 Design of the Year)
Porsche Boxter won the 2013 Design of the Year award from Automobile Magazine and is surely among the most stylish vehicles of the modern era, living up to the extremely high standards set by Porsche over the last couple of decades. According to experts, the Boxster is probably not the fastest car ever made by Porsche, but it is definitely among the very best of the brand. It will be hard for you to find a better sports car than Porsche Boxster because of its amazingly quick and fully lined automatic folding top, smooth dual-clutch paddle shift transmission, two luggage compartments, razor-sharp manual and clear instrumentation. The design received a lot of appreciation from car-lovers all across the globe.
8) Range Rover (Car Buyer Best Luxury Car 2013)
2013 Range Rover the latest model of Range Rover has raised the bar of a great luxury car to a new level. Apart from a striking exterior and an amazing interior, this is an improved model in all aspects. The powerful engine has the capacity to compete against the best sports cars of the era, while it gives second to none quality of ride. Range Rover is equally efficient off the road, having the potential to move through deeper water than even a Land Rover Defender. The manufacturers have worked hard to reduce its weight and as a result this model is more fuel efficient than many previous Range Rovers.
9) Audi A7 (2012 Automobile of the Year)
Automobile Audi A7 Audi has been making some splendid cars for many years now and Audi A7 is surely a nice addition to the manufacturer’s achievements. The interior of the car is artfully created, and the car has been inspired by Audi’s Quattro all-wheel drive and the amazing of-the-moment technology. A highly attractive car, Audi A7 looks a lot more beautiful in reality as compared to the pictures. Some believe that A7 is not a lot different to the previous models of Audi, but one has to admit that it is among the most stylish cars of the modern era, with no evident drawbacks.
10) Cadillac ATS (2013 Esquire Car of the Year)
Cadillac ATS the experts regard Cadillac ATS to be the best product of Detroit in a number of years. The four-door is extremely comfortable to drive, with immensely elegant looks and a finely crafted interior. It is available in seven different colors having genuine carbon fiber and aluminum trim. The car offers you brilliant sight lines presented in part by quite thin A-pillars. Thigh supports and adjustable side bolsters are provided with the sports seats. The driver can easily find a very comfortable driving position, as the car offers rich and stylish ambience. Instrument information is conveniently displayed to the driver, with outstanding visibility. There are three customizable windows below the speedometer, which can be configured through a big toggle switch on the steering wheel.
11) Jaguar F-TYPE (2013 World Car Design of the Year)
Jaguar F-TYPE Apart from being extremely stylish and graceful, lightweight aluminum construction with high torsional rigidity means that Jaguar F-TYPE is just a perfect convertible sports car, which makes its driver feel out of this world. With very low center of gravity and evenly distributed weight, the car offers you amazing balance and handling. The interior of the car is so remarkable that it will catch your breath as soon as you enter in it. To deliver optimum power and torque at all speeds, the engine is kept in a very effective rev range, with eight closely spaced gears. The Quick shift transmission is tremendously fast and brilliantly redefined which makes Jaguar F-TYPE one of the better cars of recent times.
12) Nissan ZEOD RC (World’s Fastest Electric Racing Car)
Nissan ZEOD RCA very attractive car, Nissan ZEOD RC is turning out to be one of the finest electronic cars of all time. It has the capacity to go faster than 300 kilometers per hour and does not produce any emission whatsoever. Some of the analysts believe that this vehicle is going to give a very tough competition to Ferrari in speed. The lithium battery technology, which was also used in LEAF, another award winning car from Nissan, is used in this car too.
13) Mazda6 (2013 CarBuyer Best Large Family Car)
Mazda6 outclassed some amazing competitors like Ford Mondeo, Vauxhall Insignia and Volkswagen Passat in the best large family car category. Apart from a stylish and easy to use interior, Mazda6 has menacing front end. The fuel efficiency is enhanced by flowing lines and sleek body. The car is quite easy to move around in the town, because of light and direct steering. Driving Mazda6 is surely an enjoyable experience, as it offers an accurate gearbox and appropriately-weighed pedals. Due to supportive seats, headroom and leg-space, it is very comfortable for the driver as well as for the passengers. It is an ideal car for a large family as it is the longest car in its class, offering you a lot of space.
14) Soda Octavia (CarBuyer Best Family Car 2013)
Soda Octavia a mixture of practicality, comfort, quality and reliability, Soda Octavia is without doubt an outstanding car with a very low running cost. You can choose from a number of different efficient diesel and petrol engines. The car comes with a massive range of standard equipment such as Bluetooth, DAB radio, alloy wheels and stop-start technology. The thing that makes it one of the finest family cars of the modern era is that it offers an incredible interior with a massive boot and lots of leg space. Even the worst of lumps and bumps on the road are soaked up by outstanding suspension. Whether you are driving at a high speed or tight corners, Octavia remains under control of the driver.
15) Skoda Citigo (Car Buyer Best City Car 2013)
Gone are the days when people used to consider unsafe, unreliable and lowly tin cans as the best city cars. While choosing the best city cars, experts consider comfort, style, economy and quality. The Skoda Citigo does not look that big, but it offers you a truly big car feel. Apart from being economical, it is very comfortable to drive and you would not get tired of driving even in great traffic.