The experts at What Car? have recently released the winners of their Used Car Awards 2018 - recognising the best used cars you can get with categories dedicated to the various body types and age ranges of 1-3 years, 4-6 years and 7-10 years to make the judging as fair as possible.

With more than eight million used cars sold in the UK each year, there are so many options available to those looking for a used car. With such a range of makes and models available on the market, you might think it's impossible to know how to get the best car for your money. At Motorcity Plymouth, we have an extensive selection of top-quality used and nearly new cars up to 12 years old to suit all budgets - all available with finance and warranty. We want to make sure you get the best value for money on your next used car purchase, so here are the winners and runners-up of the What Car? Used Car Awards 2018:

Best Used Small Car

  • WINNER: Ford Fiesta 2008 - 2017 (Age group: 7-10 years / Price from £2,500)
  • RUNNER UP: Audi A1 2010 - present (Age group: 4-6 years / Price from £6,500)
  • RUNNER UP: Skoda Fabia 2015 - present (Age group: 1-3 years / Price from £8,000)

Best Used City Car

  • WINNER: Hyundai i10 2014 - present (Age group: 1-3 years / Price from £4,000)
  • RUNNER UP: Hyundai i10 2008 - 2013 (Age group: 7-10 years / Price from £1,100)
  • RUNNER UP: Skoda Citigo 2012 - present (Age group: 4-6 years / Price from £2,600)

Best Used Family Car

  • WINNER: Seat Leon 2013 - present (Age group: 1-3 years / Price from £5,000)
  • RUNNER UP: Kia Cee'd 2012 - present (Age group: 4-6 years / Price from £4,000)
  • RUNNER UP: Ford Focus 2005 - 2011 (Age group: 7-10 years / Price from £600)

Best Used Small SUVs

  • WINNER: Nissan Qashqai 2006 - 2013 (Age group: 4-6 years / Price from £8,000)
  • RUNNER UP: Skoda Yeti 2009 - 2017 (Age group: 7-10 years / Price from £4,000)
  • RUNNER UP: BMW X1 2015 - present (Age group: 1-3 years / Price from £20,000)

Best Used Large SUVs

  • WINNER: Mazda CX-5 2012 - 2017 (Age group: 4-6 years / Price from £9,000)
  • RUNNER UP: Volvo XC60 2008 - 2017 (Age group: 7-10 years / Price from £8,000)
  • RUNNER UP: Kia Sorento 2015 - present (Age group: 1-3 years / Price from £17,000)

Best Used Luxury SUVs

  • WINNER: Audi Q7 2015 - present (Age group: 1-3 years / Price from £39,000)
  • RUNNER UP: Volvo XC90 2003 - 2014 (Age group: 7-10 years / Price from £4,000)
  • RUNNER UP: BMW X5 2013 - present (Age group: 4-6 years / Price from £25,000)

Best Used Executive Cars

  • WINNER: BMW 3 Series 2012 - present (Age group: 4-6 years / Price from £6,500)
  • RUNNER UP: Ford Mondeo 2007 - 2014 (Age group: 7-10 years / Price from £2,000)
  • RUNNER UP: Volkswagen Passat 2015 - present (Age group: 1-3 years / Price from £9,000)

Best Used Luxury Cars

  • WINNER: BMW 5 Series 2010 - 2017 (Age group: 1-3 years / Price from £10,000)
  • RUNNER UP: Mercedes-Benz S-Class 2006 - 2013 (Age group: 7-10 years / Price from £5,000)
  • RUNNER UP: Mercedes-Benz CLS 2011 - present (Age group: -6 years / Price from £12,000)

Best Used Estate Cars

  • WINNER: Ford Mondeo Estate 2007 - 2015 (Age group: 7-10 years / Price from £3,000)
  • RUNNER UP: BMW 5 Series Touring 2010 - 2017 (Age group: 4-6 years / Price from £10,000)
  • RUNNER UP: Seat Leon ST 2013 - present (Age group: 1-3 years / Price from £7,000)

Best Used MPVs

  • WINNER: Citreon C3 Picasso 2009 - 2017 (Age group: 7-10 years / Price from £2,000)
  • RUNNER UP: Ford S-Max 2006 - 2015 (Age group: 4-6 years / Price from £6,000)
  • RUNNER UP: Volkswagen Touran 2015 - present (Age group: 1-3 years / Price from £11,000)

Best Used Hot Hatches

  • WINNER: Ford Fiesta ST 2012 - 2017 (Age group: 1-3 years / Price from £8,000)
  • RUNNER UP: Volkswagen Golf GTI 2005 - 2008 (Age group: 7-10 years / Price from £3,500)
  • RUNNER UP: Honda Civic Type R 2007 - 2012 (Age group: 4-6 years / Price from £4,000)

Best Used Convertibles

  • WINNER: BMW Z4 2009 - 2017 (Age group: 7-10 years / Price from £8,500)
  • RUNNER UP: Mazda MX-5 2005 - 2015 (Age group: 4-6 years / Price from £7,000)
  • RUNNER UP: Audi A3 Cabriolet 2014 - present (Age group: 1-3 years / Price from £12,000)

Best Used Coupes

  • WINNER: Audi TT 2006 - 2014 (Age group: 4-6 years / Price from £10,000)
  • RUNNER UP: BMW 3 Series Coupe 2006 - 2013 (Age group: 7-10 years / Price from £4,000)
  • RUNNER UP: Audi TT 2014 - present (Age group: 1-3 years / Price from £14,000)

Best Used Sports Cars

  • WINNER: Audi R8 2007 - 2015 (Age group: 7-10 years / Price from £10,000)
  • RUNNER UP: Porsche Cayman 2005 - 2012 (Age group: 4-6 years / Price from £22,000)
  • RUNNER UP: Mercedes Benz E63 AMG 2009 - 2016 (Age group: 1-3 years / Price from £31,000)

Best Used Hybrid/Electric Cars

  • WINNER: Renault Zoe 2013 - present (Age group: 4-6 years / Price from £5,000)
  • RUNNER UP: Honda CR-Z 2010 - 2015 (Age group: 7-10 years / Price from £4,500)
  • RUNNER UP: BMW 330e 2016 - present (Age group: 1-3 years / Price from £20,000)

Best Used Car Overall Winner: SEAT Leon 2013 - present (Price from £5000)

Want to know why the winners and runners-up ranked so highly? Check out the full article over at Autocar.

January 18, 2018 at 1:32 PM


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