Auto Express Driver PowerOverall satisfaction levels for new cars are higher than ever before, according to the Driver Power survey carried out by Auto Express.The survey asks drivers to rate their cars on a wide range of areas, from build quality and reliability to comfort and drivability.

This year, respondents have on average rated the top 100 cars at 88.36% – a rise of 7% compared to when the survey was first introduced in 2002.

Auto Express editor-in-chief Steve Fowler said: “The UK car market is booming at the moment with over two years of consecutive growth and new car registrations up three per cent, and it is no surprise given the Driver Power results.

“Britons are happier than ever with their cars, scoring their vehicles much more highly than in previous years.”

But what’s in the top 10? Click on to find out…

10: Kia Cee’d

Rating: 90.81%Kia Ceed

The Kia Cee’d’s low running costs, excellent reliability and high level of technology as standard just managed to bag it a place in the top 10.

We can ignore the fact its performance and road handling let it down (people don’t buy Cee’ds for this), but its ranking of 72 for seat comfort is a little disappointing.