What are your cars of the year for 2014?

Tell us which cars have been your Christmas crackers and which have been your stuffed turkeys.

It’s that time of the year when we sit down and debate the year that was – and 2014 was a vintage year for cars.  We know our favourite cars of 2014, but what were your highlights? What are your Christmas crackers and which have been your stuffed turkeys?

Quickest away from the lights is regular Auto Express reader and car fan Eddy Parsons, aged 11, from Hertfordshire. He’s compiled a brilliant list of his must-have cars, plus a few special awards including most annoying and ugliest car of the year!

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Do you agree with Eddy’s choices? Let us know what you think and have your say on the best cars of 2014 in our comments section below or on the Auto Express Facebook page. 

Eddy Parsons’ cars of the year for 2014

City Car

Shortlist - VW Up!, Citroen C1, Toyota Aygo

Winner - Citroen C1 "Funky styling and good value for money"


Shortlist - Mini Hatch, VW Polo, Toyota Yaris

Winner - the Mini Hatch "remains at the top with classic looks and modern tech - the Cooper is outstanding"

Small family car

Shortlist - Audi A3, VW Golf, Peugeot 308

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Winner - the Audi A3 - "belies its age with stylish looks and a luxurious cabin"

Family car

Shortlist - Ford Mondeo, VW Passat, Mazda 6

Winner - VW Passat - "stylish, classy and comes with a heap of tech"

Executive car

Shortlist - BMW 3 Series, Mercedes C Class, Audi A4

Winner - Mercedes C Class - "beats 3 Series thanks to better styling, better value for money and better interior"

Small SUV

Shortlist - Renault Captur, Citroen C4 Cactus, Peugeot 2008

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Winner - Citroen C4 Cactus "witty design, great economy, good price, and innovation"

Large SUV

Shortlist - Kia Sportage, Range Rover Sport, BWM X5

Winner - Range Rover Sport "still out in front"

Luxury Car

Shortlist - Mercedes S Class, Range Rover, Jaguar XJ

Winner - Mercedes S Class "it's forward-thinking, luxurious, fast and has got loads of room"

Electric car

Shortlist - Mitsubishi Outlander, Toyota Prius, BMW i3

BMW i3 congestion charge

Winner - BMW i3 "stylish and stunning - a car you'd want even if you didn't know it was electric"


Shortlist - BMW i8, Porsche 911, Ferrari 458

Winner - BMW i8 - "futuristic and brilliant, with a fantastic powertrain. The car the world was waiting for"

Most annoying car

Shortlist - the Fiat 500L, G-Wiz, Hyundai i30

Winner - G-Wiz - "just a dreadful car"

Ugliest car

Shortlist - G-Wiz, Audi Q3 RS, Fiat 500L

Winner - G-Wiz "completes a deserved but unwanted double!"

Most innovative car

Shortlist - Mercedes S-Class, Volvo XC90, Ford Mondeo

Winner - Volvo XC90 - "Packed with safety features and includes more and more technology. Really innovative"

Eddy Parsons’ overall car of the year 2014

Winner: BMW i82nd place: Volvo XC903rd place: Citroen C4 Cactus

Now tell us your cars of the year for 2014 in the comments section below...


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