The Driver Power survey is your chance to help us find Britain's best cars to own. This isn’t our opinion on the top cars on sale in the UK, it’s your opinion and the opinion of your fellow motorists. Nearly 50,000 of you can’t be wrong and that’s why Driver Power always gives you the best indication of which cars and car brands have the most satisfied customers.
In the 2016 Driver Power survey car owners across the UK told us what they loved and hated about their cars. The results give the best insight anywhere into what car owners actually think of the cars they drive every day, helping fellow motorists choose their next vehicles and giving car makers a crucial heads-up on where they're going wrong.
In Driver Power 2016, you gave us feedback on every aspect of your car – from its performance and running costs to how comfy the seats are and how easy the in-car tech is to use. We analysed the data and compiled the results to give the definitive verdict on which cars are the UK’s best to buy, own and run.
We had a host of new entries in Driver Power 2016 as well as some shock fallers and deserving climbers. How does your car fare? What wins overall? It’s all in our 2016 Driver Power results – and it’s all voted for by you.
After nearly 50,000 people had their say in the 2016 survey, the car with the highest overall rating was the Tesla Model S. With top scores in the running costs, performance, handling, ride quality, ease of driving, practicality and car tech categories, it clearly set itself apart from rivals and takes this year's crown with an amazing 97.46% score.
The result is all the more remarkable given Tesla’s comparatively recent emergence on the global car-building scene but the real test will be how well Tesla maintains those customer satisfaction rankings as more and more of its cars arrive with their UK owners.
But what if you're not looking for a new all-electric executive car? Have a look at our page covering 2016’s best cars to own to see the full breakdown of the 2016 Driver Power results across all the categories and model types. You really shouldn’t buy a new car without it.