7 of the most popular cars in the UK

Best used cars to buy in the UK

When it comes to choosing your next car, research is an important step before you commit to a purchase. But if hours of comparing vehicles doesn’t appeal to you, taking a look at the UK’s best selling models can give you a good idea of what’s reliable. Here’s a list of the most popular vehicles of 2019, to help you decide which are the best used cars to buy.

Ford Fiesta

The Ford Fiesta has topped the best-sellers’ chart for years. It’s great fun to drive, cost-effective to run and practical enough to accommodate a young family of four. And with lots of modern technology included on many of the models, you can choose how connected and supported you make your drive.

Vauxhall Corsa

Another popular supermini is the Vauxhall Corsa. It’s nimble yet punchy – particularly when fitted with the turbocharged 1.0-litre petrol engine – and well-equipped, making it one of the best used cars in the UK for getting around town. With good fuel economy too, it’s an efficient choice.

Volkswagen Golf

Those looking for a little more space, but with the same exciting drive offered by superminis, will love the Volkswagen Golf. Its various iterations give you the choice of selecting a model to use as an urban runaround or one that rivals the sportiest hot hatches – either way, it’s well built, responsive and versatile.

BMW 3 Series

The BMW 3 Series has become one of the most popular used cars in recent years, stealing attention from vehicles like the Ford Mondeo. With its excellent driving dynamics, stylish looks and premium comfort, it appeals to those who value quality engineering and great fuel economy.


It’s unsurprising that MINI has remained a firm favourite in the British market. Since relaunching in 2001 under BMW, these models have gone from strength to strength, retaining the classic styling and sharp handling of the originals and adding in a host of premium comfort and technology features.

Nissan Qashqai

Since its introduction, the Nissan Qashqai has been snapped up by families looking for a vehicle that offers space and practicality without compromising on style and performance. With its carefully considered cabin and generous boot, high driving position and all-round comfort, it’s a great option for motorists with active lifestyles.

Mazda MX-5

If it’s a sports car you’re looking for, the best-seller is the Mazda MX-5. A classic that offers razor-sharp responses and keen acceleration, it’s rewarding to drive and equipped with contemporary technology to make every journey feel like an event. And with respectable running costs too, it won’t break the bank.

If you’re currently looking at top quality used cars for sale, we at Carwise Group in Harlow and Maidstone can help. As a reputable used car dealer, we ensure each of our vehicles is in prime condition before going on our forecourts, and thanks to our competitive prices you’re guaranteed excellent value for money. Contact us today to book a test drive.