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Top 5 best-selling used cars of 2021

  •  Top 5 best-selling used cars of 2021

From conversations with our dealer network throughout the UK, we know that things in the used car industry have been something of a wild ride this year. From the uncertainty of the pandemic’s second wave to a nation emerging from lockdown with used cars at the top of their shopping lists, 2021 has kept dealers on their toes to the very end!

What has been easier to predict, however, is the top 5 best-selling used cars of 2021. It’s always interesting to see what vehicles have been the most popular over the last twelve months, and if you’re a used car dealer, we’re sure you’ve seen a fair amount of the following models fly off the forecourt this year…

Ford Fiesta 

The Fiesta is a model we can rely on to top the charts, and with a range of specifications that appeal to both back-to-basics motorists and big Ford fans, it comes as no surprise to see it take first place once again. 

This versatile hatchback can come as a 3-door or a 5-door, with a range of handy features such as a heated windscreen, Bluetooth, and hill start assist.  

Vauxhall Corsa 

As a model that prides itself on value for money, the Vauxhall Corsa is a celebrated used car for good reason. It’s a capable all-rounder, taking the longer journeys in its stride in the same way that it does the city commute. 

Like others in its class, the Corsa has become a larger car over the years, but the space gained comes at no cost to its agility - it’s still pretty nippy!  

Volkswagen Golf 

Are you surprised to see a Golf on the list? We’re not! Popular since it burst onto the scene in the 70s, every generation of this well-loved car owes its success to a rock-solid build, reliability, and a practical interior - we know that the newer models are no exception. 

With a variety of body styles and features such as parking sensors, Sat Nav and cruise control, it’s little wonder that this hatchback’s popularity shows no sign of slowing down. 

Ford Focus 

It won’t come as a shock that the Ford Focus is a winner amongst families, with more leg-room and that all-important bigger boot space. Even as a larger car, it has retained its appeal to lovers of the driving experience, striking a balance between practicality and performance that is clearly a hit with motorists all around the UK. 

Thanks to the redesign it was recently given, the Focus is an impressive presence on driveways and roads alike, so for those in the market for a good-looking, comfortable car, the Ford Focus is an excellent choice.

Vauxhall Astra

Up there with the best in its class, the Vauxhall Astra is larger than the Corsa, making it very appealing indeed if you regularly ferry the family around. 

Having benefited from an updated design in recent years, it’s won over the hearts of many car buyers looking for comfort, practical design and fuel efficiency from their next used hatchback.