BRITAIN'S best cars according to the people who actually bought them has been revealed.
The latest annual survey revealed that everybody is saying the same thing – cars from the Far East are the easiest to live with.
The yearly Driver Power survey found that Kia had three cars in the top 10, with Mazda, Hyundai, Honda and Toyota also featuring.
The Kias in question are the XCeed SUV which took the top spot, the Rio small car which came third and the Sportage family SUV which placed sixth.
The Mazda CX-5 family SUV came in second, the Hyundai Kona small SUV came in fourth, the Honda CR-V family SUV came in seventh and the Toyota C-HR small SUV came eighth.
Other notable mentions are the Skoda Kodiaq and Seat Ateca family SUVs which came fifth and tenth respectively.
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For the first time an EV made the top 10 list, with the extremely popular Tesla Model 3 coming in ninth.
Top 10 best cars to own
- Kia XCeed
- Mazda CX-5
- Kia Rio
- Hyundai Kona
- Skoda Kodiaq
- Kia Sportage
- Honda CR-V
- Toyota C-HR
- Tesla Model 3
- SEAT Ateca
Auto Express which published the full results today said: 'Driver Power provides the most comprehensive insight into drivers' long-term experience of their cars, with up to 60,000 people assessing ten main aspects of ownership, ranging from performance and comfort to practicality, safety and running costs.
'As well as providing a vital independent benchmark for car buyers,car manufacturers also use its insights to refine their cars and identify areas for improvement.'
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Editor-in-chief Steve Fowler said: "It’s clear that far eastern manufacturers like Kia are extending their appeal over European badges in terms of the long-term ownership experience, while the appearance of an EV in the top ten for the first time is another sign that electric cars are becoming a force to be reckoned with.
"But, despite the dominance of the overall top ten by far eastern brands, a number of European names continue to win in the premium car segments, with notable performances by Volvo, Jaguar and Mercedes."
The full list of 75 cars assessed will be published in today's Auto Express magazine and on its website.
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