The Autocar long-term test car awards 2021

The Autocar long-term test car awards 2021

Frankel championed the Tourneo, on the other hand, claiming that its cavernous interior “gives a better night’s sleep than even a Bentley”.

The better-than-an-ejector-seat Q award for innovation

For the best in-car tech, gadget or feature

Winner Mazda MX-30

The Mazda MX-30 may have attracted grumbles for its short range, but it won plenty of admirers for several neat design features. In fact, while this award was originally intended for a single design element on a car, we’ve given the prize to the MX-30 for attracting multiple nods for various features.

“This car is full of quirky design cues, from the headlight cowling to the cork interior, and the rear-hinged rear doors just play perfectly into that sense of fun,” said Lane.

News editor Felix Page, who ran the EV, praised its speedometer: “The tiny red line that indicates the speed limit is a hilariously simple innovation, but in congested, stressful urban environments, it really is a boon to be able to check you’re staying legal at a glance.”

The head-turner prize

For the car that gained the most attention from friends, family and strangers