New Zealand Car of the Year 2016

Who are our reigning champions?

In 2016, the Mercedes-Benz E-Class took home the New Zealand Car of the Year award but the luxury manufacturer wasn't the night's only winner.  

The winners of the New Zealand Car of the Year awards provide Kiwis with a sample of vehicles that act as a great starting point for selection within individual buying categories (Best in Class) or based upon safety (Safest Car). 

All of 2016's New Zealand Car of the Year winners

Category Winner
Best in Class - Small Car Holden Spark
Best in Class - Compact Car Honda Civic
Best in Class - Medium/Large Car SKODA Superb
Best in Class - Luxury Car Mercedes-Benz E-Class
Best in Class - Small SUV Mazda CX-3
Best in Class - Medium SUV Volkswagen Tiguan
Best in Class - Large SUV Mazda CX-9
Best in Class - Luxury SUV Volvo XC90
Best in Class - Sports/Performance Ford Mustang GT
Best in Class - Utility Ford Ranger
Safest Car 2016 Mercedes-Benz GLC
People's Choice 2016 Mazda CX-9
New Zealand Car of the Year 2016 Mercedes-Benz E-Class