• Alfa Romeo Giulia has won Most Fun to Drive at the Auto Trader New Car Awards 2022
• Results are based on the opinion of 156,500 real car owners

9th June 2022, London – The Alfa Romeo Giulia Saloon has been announced as the UK’s Most Fun to Drive, according to a consumer vote at the sixth-annual Auto Trader New Car Awards, beating competing finalists, the MINI Electric and the Tesla Model 3.

Unlike other car awards which rely solely on editorial judging panels, the winners of the Auto Trader New Car Awards are determined by 156,500 genuine car owners who voted for 19 of this year’s 22 categories, making them true consumer champions.

Car owners who have bought, driven and lived with their new cars were asked to rate their cars according to a range of lifestyle factors. The Auto Trader New Car Awards cover a broad range of consumer-centric categories, including; Most Loved Brand; Best Car for Dog Owners; and the Best Car for New Drivers.

Erin Baker, Auto Trader’s Editorial Director, said: “Alfa remains the stylish Italian brand that we all covet. It’s no secret that Alfa Romeo drivers love their cars, but the Giuila in particular dazzles in terms of looks and performance – setting itself apart as the most fun car to drive in the market.
We received some brilliant feedback from owners, one told us that the car looked amazing and that it was just brilliant to drive.”

Consumers were asked to rate their cars across 16 different criteria, from reliability and performance to appearance and running costs. They were also asked about their overall satisfaction with their car and how likely they would be to recommend it to others.

Baker continued:
“The Auto Trader New Car Awards recognise the brands and cars that are doing it right in the eyes of those whose opinions matter most: consumers. The awards are now in their sixth year and we had input from over 156,500 consumers telling us what they thought about all aspects of owning and driving a car. They prove how manufacturers are taking consumers’ needs into consideration and innovating to bring a great and wide choice to market. Alfa, and all of this year’s winners, are incredibly well-deserving.”

Winners of the awards will be promoted across Auto Trader, the UK’s largest automotive marketplace, which attracts an average of 69 million cross platform visits a month. Auto Trader is also the UK’s most influential marketplace for new car purchases, with 61% of consumers identifying it as the best place to search for their next new car.

A full list of this year’s winners can be found at