We love its quirky design that’s as fun as it is innovative and well thought out. From its chunky body cladding, designed to fend off shopping trolleys, to comfortable armchair seats, the Cactus isn’t afraid to be different.
2019 Diesel Car & Eco Car Used Car Top 50 – Citroen’s C4 Cactus is in at number 3 and is our Best Used Medium Car
The Mazda6 is one of the best kept secrets in motoring, with handsome looks, excellent handling and superb diesel engines. Mazda’s ‘rightsizing’ approach to engine design sees a big 2.2-litre diesel fitted under the bonnet, with clever engineering and weight savings that allows the 148bhp version to return up to 69mpg.
Hyundai revived the Tucson badge when it replaced the ix35 SUV, and the new model is a big step forwards. It has a sharp design and plentiful interior space that makes it a hit with families.
2019 Diesel Car & Eco Car Used Car Top 50 – Ford’s Fiesta is our Best Used Small Car and is in 6th place
There’s no shortage of used Fiestas available; it has been Britain’s best-selling car year after year. That’s good news when it comes to choice and cherry picking the best example of this handsome supermini with a well deserved reputation for being great to drive.
Despite the similarities under the skin, owners are unlikely to find themselves stuck between the Leon and Octavia, because while the Skoda is sensible and practical, the Leon sacrifices some space for Spanish flair.
The Octavia is an incredible vehicle, based on the underpinnings of the iconic Golf, but with extended bodywork for your luggage and extra interior space. There’s a vast 590-litre boot, making the Octavia ideal for DIY enthusiasts and family holidays.
Sitting at the top of the family hatchback class since its launch, the outgoing Ford Focus will be a top used buy for years to come. Renowned as a driver’s choice, with pinpoint steering and a supple chassis, the Focus still feels fresh.
Relaunched as an A3 and 1 Series rival, rather than a quirky small MPV, the A-Class’ premium style and dashing interior helped it to sell spectacularly well.
The popularity of the British-built CR-V makes it one of the world’s favourite SUVs. It might not be very flash – apart from the odd strip of chrome trim – however this boxy utility vehicle is smooth riding, boasts quiet 1.6- or 2.2-litre i-DTEC diesel engines and is as reliable as anything.
2019 Diesel Car & Eco Car Used Car Top 50 – Jaguar’s XF is our Best Used Executive Car and sits in 12th place
The XF is the car that put Jaguar back on the map, taking on the 5 Series and beating it in some key areas. It’s rather characterful for a start, and the XF is more fun to drive thanks to feelsome steering, along with excellent rear-wheel drive balance.