Parkers’ Best First Car award goes to the Renault Clio

Renault’s style, price and quality interior put it ahead of small car rivals

Renault Clio

by Carl Smith |

Parkers – the definitive resource for car buying advice in the UK – has partnered Heatworld to bring you the award for the Best First Car in the prestigious Parkers New Car Awards 2021. And the winner has been revealed today (26 October) is the Renault Clio – one of a total of 21 award-winning vehicles announced by Parkers.

Whether you’re a young driver looking to buy your first car, or you’re investing in one for your offspring, there’s a massive range of first cars to choose from. Budget is a big factor in this category, as is the cost of insurance, but don’t forget that image is everything when you’re young. For 2021 the car that embodies all those qualities is last year's winner - the Renault Clio, thanks to its good looks, competitive engine range and fantastic interior.

It finishes ahead of the Hyundai i10, a small car that’s available with all the latest driver tech, customisable with in a wide range of colours and trims and comes with a five-year warranty and the reliable Toyota Yaris, which proves that Hybrid economy needn’t be dull as it’s good to drive and funky to look at.

Keith Adams, Parkers.co.uk Editor, said: ‘The latest Renault Clio takes home this award for a second year in a row for a very good reason – it looks good, drives well and is well priced. It’s impossible not to be impressed by the Clio’s interior, which is high-quality, well-designed and packed with the latest technology. Its appeal goes beyond the showroom as it's very impressive to drive – comfortable yet composed in the corners, with the option of a sophisticated hybrid too.’

Now in its fourth year, the Parkers New Car Awards 2021 reflect the views of Britain’s car-buying public, with winners decided by a combination of the site’s expert reviewers’ verdicts in thousands of miles of road testing and the purchasing habits of the website’s 2.3+ million users actively involved in the buying process.

More details about the Best First Car award can be found alongside all of the winners in the Parkers New Car Awards 2021 on the Parkers website www.parkers.co.uk/car-awards/.

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