What Car? Awards 2022

The What Car? Car of the Year Awards celebrate carmakers’ successes by shining a light on the positive developments they have made during the last year to improve safety and our driving experience.

Through the What Car? Safety Award, Thatcham Research applauds the manufacturers that put safety at the top of their priority list.

As the Euro NCAP safety bar raises, and evermore exacting assessments are introduced, so too has the standard of safety delivered by carmakers. Pleasingly, many of today’s new cars boast plenty of ‘active’ safety systems to prevent accidents and injury.

In 2022, Thatcham Research is sponsoring the coveted Innovation Award for a third year. This accolade appraises pioneering technologies and services that are not only innovative by today’s standards, but will also establish new platforms for the future.

What Car? Safety Award - previous winners

2021

VOLKSWAGEN ID-3

2020

BMW 3-Series

2019

MERCEDES-BENZ A-CLASS

2018

VOLVO XC60

2017

TOYOTA PRIUS

2016

VOLVO XC90

What Car? Innovation Award - previous winner

2021

TESLA OVER-THE-AIR UPDATES

2020

Subaru Driver Monitoring System