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Ford Puma Wins Best Car For New Drivers Award In UK

The Ford Puma is still a relatively new model in the automaker’s European lineup, but it has quickly gained favor among shoppers, ranking as that region’s 20th most popular vehicle in 2021 and a top ten seller in the month of April. Now, shortly after becoming one of The Blue Oval’s “Icons,” the Ford Puma has joined the Ford Bronco Sport – recently named one of the best new vehicles for teenagers by Consumer Reports – by making the cut as the Best Car for New Drivers in the UK by Auto Trader.

Auto Trader came to this conclusion after asking the owners of 156,500 vehicles to rate their cars according to a range of lifestyle factors, and when the votes were tallied, the Ford Puma beat out the Audi A3 and MG3 to become the 2022 Best Car for New Drivers, the sixth year in which this particular award has been given out. In total, it’s one of 22 different categories recognized by Auto Trader this year.

For this year’s awards, owners were asked to rank their vehicles across 16 different criteria, ranging from reliability and performance to appearance and running costs, as well as their overall satisfaction with their vehicle and how likely they would be to recommend it to others.

“When it comes to the new driver market, the competition for the perfect first car is fierce,” said Erin Baker, Auto Trader‘s Editorial Director. “New motorists want space, comfort, and a car that is easy to use, with lots of safety. The Ford Puma scored highly in areas such as comfort and safety while also being recognized for its durability and cost of servicing. We received some brilliant feedback from owners, who told us that the car itself was small but feels much bigger. They commented on the cabin, saying it is very light with a panoramic roof. Some even said that the park assist was superb.”

We’ll have more on the Puma soon, so be sure to subscribe to Ford Authority for the latest Ford Puma news and continuous Ford news coverage.

Brett's lost track of all the Fords he's owned over the years and how much he's spent modifying them, but his current money pits include an S550 Mustang and 13th gen F-150.

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