Best Used Cars of 2014: Auto Express Award Round Up

by admin on July 10, 2014

cars-usedused-car-face-off--the-sports-coupe-edition-auto-repair-jax-1ztkyg9gAuto Express is one of the most trusted names in the world of motoring journalism. As such, their annual review of the used car industry is a fantastic means of discovering more about the world of second hand motor vehicles. For those who are thinking of purchasing a car, the guide can be the ideal way in which to think about what’s available and what suits their needs. If you find yourself in such a position, what are some of the most salient and interesting points that can be taken from the awards?

For those who are thinking about used cars, the key questions is always which one? With so many different options out there, it can help to narrow the scope a touch. For example, those looking for a smaller city car should take a look towards the Hyundai i10. Coming top of the best used city cars section of the awards, the magazine praised the car’s value and driving abilities, taking particular note of the space on offer when compared to rivals in the category.

For those looking for superminis, the Ford Fiesta remains top of the pile. As one of the most popular choices in the country, the used market is strong and healthy, meaning that the Fiesta represents great value for money. Ease of servicing is also a factor, as is the vehicles tremendous efficiency. Those looking for a premium small car would do well to consider the Citroen DS3. Though slightly more expensive than the Fiesta, the DS3 offers a more luxurious and spacious option, with a number of different versions on offer so that it can be fine-tuned to the driver’s particular whims.


When looking at family cars, Auto Express suggest both the VW Golf and the Vauxhall Insignia as the two best choices, though those looking for slightly larger estate cars could check the Skoda Octavia and those in need of an MPV might want to consider the Ford Galaxy. There are, of course, a number of cross overs and the Nissan Qashqai is the best of the bunch. The Land Rover Freelander was considered the best SUV out there, though actual off roading might be a little bit difficult.


As ever, there are a number of racier selections. The Jaguar XF is an excellent second hand executive choice while the Mercedes S-Class is an ever present luxury option. Anyone looking for a sports car can consider the Peugeot RCZ as a less common but still very capable selection.

The most important award, however, is Auto Express’s Used Car Of The Year. This was awarded to the Vauxhall Insignia, with the writers finding that the car offered excellent value for money and a raft of features that would normally be reserved for far more expensive vehicles.

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