Autocar Awards 2022: CUPRA Formentor voted best all-rounder

The CUPRA Formentor successfully ticks all the hatchback, estate and SUV boxes!

  • The performance SUV-coupé was commended for its distinctive design, impressive handling capabilities and all-round usability
  • Latest win adds to extensive list of accolades including Hottest SUV, Best SUV for company car users and shortlisting for Car of the Year 2021

The performance SUV-coupe effortlessly blends distinctive styling, practicality, class-leading driving dynamics, a 5-star safety rating and the latest technology, and the Formentor’s wide-ranging capabilities have once again been recognised.

For the first time since its launch in 2020, Autocar’s Britain’s Best Cars Awards has been included in the overall Autocar Awards, celebrating both the industry’s highest achievers and the very best cars on sale in the UK.

Mark Tisshaw, Editor of Autocar, said: “What better car to give our Best All-rounder award to than one that’s in about four segments at once and somehow manages to be a compelling option in all of them? In short, the Formentor ticks more boxes than any other car on sale – SUV, coupé, estate, hot hatch, BIK-tax-busting PHEV and compact premium car – and does so for considerably less money than the opposition. It’s a consummate all-rounder.”

In January, the CUPRA Formentor’s appeal for business and fleet users was recognised at the Company Car & Van Awards when it was named Best SUV, and crowned Best Hot SUV by Carbuyer last year.

Formentor was also shortlisted as the 2021 Car of the Year, finishing third overall.

CUPRA Formentor

Richard Harrison, Managing Director of CUPRA & SEAT UK, said: “With such broad capabilities, from its eye-catching aesthetic to its handling characteristics and practicality, if there is a car that truly qualifies as best all-rounder, then CUPRA Formentor is it – and it’s fantastic that Autocar thinks so too.

“We are very pleased that Formentor has picked up this latest accolade. We know how rigorously Autocar puts cars through their paces, so for our performance SUV to rise to the top of its charts as best all-rounder is hugely satisfying for CUPRA.”

CUPRA Formentor wins Best All-Rounder at the Autocar Awards 2022

The Formentor, priced from £29,880 OTR, is available with a selection of petrol and plug-in hybrid powertrains ranging from the 1.5-litre TSI EVO 150PS, through to the 2.0-litre TSI 4Drive DSG-auto 310PS.

The fleet-friendly 1.4-litre e-HYBRID (available with either 204PS or 245PS) achieves up to 235.4mpg (WLTP) and benefits from a BIK rating of just 12%.

All of the trims available on the CUPRA Formentor come generously equipped as standard, packed with state-of-the-art technology including a 10” infotainment system with smartphone mirroring, a digital driver display,LED headlights and taillights, interior ambient lighting, rear parking sensors, Lane Assist, keyless entry and start, driver profile selection and Predictive Adaptive Cruise Control.

View the CUPRA Formentor in more detail here