The Best Used Cars to Buy in 2022
The Best Used Cars to Buy in 2022
The used car market is exceptionally strong in 2022, offering great savings compared to buying new, and with a wide range of finance options available to make your next used car more affordable.
But where to start? With such a large number of cars available how do you know which one will be best for you? In this post we offer a selection of used cars considered to be the best value and quality by some of the biggest names in the UK used car industry.
Best Used Hatchback Cars 2022
The ever-popular Ford Fiesta still offers one of the most popular and affordable used cars in 2022. Used Fiestas come competitively priced and offer a great MPG. Small and stylish, these three and five-door hatchbacks are ideal for nipping around town and long journeys where economy and comfort are paramount. The three-door is being sunsetted soon, so if it takes your fancy now is a great time to invest.
The used Volkswagen Golf market remains strong, with this hatchback proving popular since its launch back in 1974. The Golf appears in ‘best-used car’ lists year after year, with a range of engines and trim levels available, and a great reputation as a market leader. Despite many competitors in this field, the Golf remains a great choice as a used car that will hold great value for years to come.
BMW 1 Series
The BMW 1 Series is a strong contender in the small used car market. Renowned for quality and service, the 1 Series is a sleek, powerful small car option with plenty of room inside and a fun drive. This premium marque car comes at a higher price than many contenders but holds its value well.
Best Used Saloon Cars 2022
The Skoda Octavia has become a popular staple in the used car market thanks to its build quality and reliability. Its generous cabin space and high-quality feel come at a great price and very reasonable MPG. From economical and practical engine sizes to sporty vRS models, the Octavia range has something for everyone in the used saloon car market.
The Volkswagen Passat continues to be a market leader in 2022 for used saloons cars. A practical car with reliable, VW quality features, this car is a great choice for those travelling with work and families requiring space and refinement. The Passat underwent a facelift in 2019, meaning the used car market offers a good range of stylish and up-to-date models.
The Audi A4 is a high-end used car option offering style and quality by the bucket load. The A4 offers a slightly higher level of specification and power than the A3 and more space. Both offer a high-performance car that holds its value well and is a joy to drive.
Best Used Estate Cars 2022
Skoda Superb Estate
The Skoda Superb offers a well-priced, sporty-looking used estate car, without losing any of the practical functions needed by an estate car owner. Top Gear reviewed the Skoda Superb estate car in August 2021 and declared “the boot could swallow a small country”, and that it could be the best estate car on the market at the time.
Toyota Avensis Estate
The Toyota Avensis estate is known for its reliability, economy, and build quality. A practical and spacious option, the Avensis is a popular car both new and used. This car offers generous leg space in both the front and rear and comes with a spacious boot and 60/40 split-folding rear seats for transporting larger items.
Mercedes Benz C Class Estate
If you are looking for a premium estate car, the Mercedes Benz C Class estate should be on your ‘to view’ list. It may not be the largest estate in the market, but with its high-tech features and exceptional comfort, this mid-size estate is practical yet refined and offers a good potential resale value in the future.
Best Used SUV Cars 2022
Owners of the Kia Sportage seem to love it, and with a new model recently released, you can find a good range of used Kia Sportage stock on the used car market. This vehicle is sturdy, well equipped, and comes at a good price for the quality.
The Peugeot 5008 was declared the best used car overall by WhatCar in 2022, offering a generous amount of space in the cabin and exceptional comfort. This large, sporty 7-seater offers a high level of features and an impressive 36.4 to 60.8 MPG.
Honest John are big fans of the Honda CR-V, a well-built SUV which is well priced and offers great economy compared to some competitors. This vehicle has a generous boot space and five full seats making it a great choice for families.
Buy the Best Used Cars At DCC
We hope this post has given you inspiration for your next used car choice. You can view the full range of used cars available at DCC including many of the cars mentioned in our live and up-to-date used car stocklist.
If you are looking for a used car to suit your budget and lifestyle speak to the team at DCC. You can reserve and buy your car online, or pop into one of our showrooms in Fareham and Southampton to view cars from our extensive stocklist, and arrange competitive used car finance from a range of providers.