Britain's best used cars

We name top second-hand buys across 17 classes of the market, plus our Used Car of the Year

For the vast majority of motorists, buying a new car means shopping second-hand. Nearly seven million used models were sold in the UK last year, compared to two million showroom-fresh examples.

Our annual Used Car Awards reflects this, covering 17 sectors of the market to bring you the ultimate pre-owned buys. To make life even more simple, as well as naming our favourite model in each category, we highlight a value option and a nearly new pick – so whatever your budget, you should be able to find something to suit.

We also crown our overall Used Car of the Year, plus pick the best Used Car Scheme – so second-hand buyers need look no further.

The Categories

Best City Car: Hyundai i10

Best Supermini: Ford Fiesta

Best Compact Family Car: Ford Focus

Best Estate: Skoda Octavia Estate

Best Supermini-MPV: Honda Jazz

Best Family Car: Ford Mondeo

Best Compact SUV: Land Rover Freelander 2

Best Crossover: Nissan Qashqai

Best Large SUV: Land Rover Discovery 3

Best Compact Executive: BMW 3 Series

Best Executive Car: Jaguar XF

Best Coupe: Audi TT MkII

Best MPV: Ford S-MAX

Best Cabriolet: Audi A4 Cabriolet

Best Hot Hatch: Volkswagen Golf GTI MkV

Best Luxury Car: Mercedes S-Class

Used Car Scheme of the Year: Kia

Used Car of the Year: Ford Fiesta

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