The Hyundai Tucson has been announced as the Best Car for Long Distances in the Auto Trader New Car Awards 2018. Voted for by real car owners, they praised the Tucson for its comfortable ride, space and luxury equipment.

This is the second annual New Car Awards from Auto Trader, the UK’s largest digital automotive marketplace.

Unlike other car awards which rely on editorial judging panels, Auto Trader’s New Car Awards were decided by 43,000 real car owners. The 12 winners represent the consumer champions of the new car market, based on the honest opinions of those who have bought, driven and lived with their new vehicles.

Erin Baker, Auto Trader’s Editorial Director, said: “The Auto Trader New Car Awards champion the aspects of driving and car ownership that really matter to drivers and that aren’t always obvious in the buying process – like reliability, safety, running costs and driving experience.

The Hyundai Tucson is available from £20,160 (1.6 GDi 132PS Petrol Blue Drive 2WD Manual) up to £34,230 (2.0 CRDi 185PS Diesel 4WD Automatic).