What Car? – the definitive car guide has released its annual list of the best motors around in every class – and what a list it is! From Convertibles to luxury SUV’s we round-up the key winners.

Best Convertible

When summer comes around, there is nothing better than a convertible. Described by What Car? as “one of the most entertaining cars on the market”, the Mazda MX-5 2.0 SE-L Nav wins best drop-top.

Prices start from £21,095.

Best Convertible Mazda MX-5 2.0 SE-L Nav

Best Sports Car

Name a Gent that wouldn’t want a Porsche. It takes an immense car to beat both the McLaren 540C and the 911 Carrerra PDK into pole position as best Sports Car, and the 718 Cayman 2.0 is just that.

Prices start from £40,223.

Porsche 718 Cayman 2.0 2

Best Coupé

You’ll by know that we are big fans of Audi and it’s testament to the quality of design and drive that it has the most winners across the different categories. The sleek Audi TT 1.8 TFSI Sport takes the award for best Coupé.

From £27,585 upwards.

Audi TT

Best Luxury SUV

4×4’s are expected to be menacing but the Audi Q7 3.0 TDI 272 Quattro SE proves that with all that power comes an ability to look sleek. From countryside to city, this will tackle all that befalls it with grace. We should know, we test drove the car last July.

Prices from £51,045.

Audi Q7 3.0 TDI 272 quattro SE

Best Executive Car

Another Audi, another bag of quality. We put the A4 to the test at the end of 2015, and it’s certainly not a surprise that it scoops best Executive Car.

From £34,700 onwards.

Executive Car Audi A4 3.0 TDI 218 Sport

Car safety award

The Toyota Prius is the vehicle of choice for Uber drivers in London, so next time you’re in one, you’ll know that you are in the safest thing on four wheels.

Prices start from £23,600.

Toyota Prius car safety award

Best City Car

In and around the city, a small car can prove to be a Godsend. If you fancy a nifty run around then look no further than the Hyundai i10 1.2 Premium SE. For an alternative, take a look at our review of the Smart ForFour.

From £12,800.

Hyundai i10 1.2 Premium SE

What Car? Reader Award

What Car? readers know exactly what they are looking for in a car so it is more than commendable that the Honda Civic Type R scoops this award.

From £30,000 upwards.

Honda Civic Type R

Best Luxury Car / Best Overall Car

From our clothing to cars, we look for performance and style and according to What Car? The BMW 5 Series 520d SE has this in abundance. Scooping awards for both the Best Luxury Car and the coveted Overall Car of the Year for 2017, this certainly is a formidable machine.

Priced from £36,025 and upwards.

Luxury Car BMW 5 Series 520d SE

For the full list of winners, visit What Car?

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