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Take the Driver Power survey and you could win £100

Tell us about your car in the Driver Power survey, you’ll be entered into a prize draw where we’re giving away three £100 Amazon vouchers every month.

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The Driver Power new-car survey gives drivers who have owned new cars for between three months and three years the opportunity to share what their cars are really like. 

Driver Power touches on all areas of car ownership, including the driving experience, reliability and running costs, how well designed, practical and comfortable cars are on the inside, how slick and well developed infotainment and stereo systems are, and much more besides. 

Now in its 20th year, we’ve revamped Driver Power. It’s even quicker and easier to take part in thanks to a streamlined survey interface, while we’ve got a raft of additional questions on safety features and infotainment functionality, plus a dedicated section on EV chargepoints for owners of electric and plug-in hybrid cars. 

Driver Power is the most respected and comprehensive car ownership survey in the country, and results in go-to guides for buyers at all ends of the market. Your responses result in the Driver Power new-car report, plus several other survey write-ups, which comprise a series of must-have guides for anyone in the market for a fresh set of wheels.

As well as being hugely useful for motorists, car companies pay close attention to the Driver Power results, and genuinely listen to what you have to say. 

The survey takes just 10 minutes or less to complete, and is your chance to help influence the future of the car industry, while all respondents will also be in with a chance of winning £100 of Amazon vouchers. 

Thank you for helping make Driver Power the invaluable resource for car buyers that it is.

Driver Power 2021 results

In the 2021 Driver Power survey, new car owners across the UK told us what they loved and hated about the cars they bought. The results give the best insight anywhere into what new car owners actually think of the cars they purchased and drive every day, helping fellow motorists choose their next vehicles and giving car makers a crucial heads-up on where they're going wrong.

We analysed the data and compiled the results to give the definitive verdict on which new cars are the UK’s best to buy, own and run. We had a host of new entries in the Driver Power 2021 new car survey as well as some shock fallers and deserving climbers. How does your car fare? What wins overall? The top 75 new cars to own are all revealed in our Driver Power results – and it’s all voted for by you. 

You can also find the best cars to own by market sector and our run down of the top cars in each of the survey’s sections. So if you want to know what owners think are the best new superminis or SUVs, or find out which models rank highest for comfort or technology, you’ve come to the right place. As a car buying tool, Driver Power is hard to beat. 

For the full results of the 2021 Driver Power new car survey, just click here and follow the links below to the other Driver Power results pages…

The new Driver Power survey is now open!

To take the survey click here...

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