Parkers Awards 2021 - Best Used Car

Millions of people search Parkers.co.uk for their next used car. And from the most popular, we’ve sifted out the very best secondhand cars you can buy now. Cars are more reliable and better built than ever before, so value for money and low running costs mean more now than ever before. Depending on budget and your lifestyle, choosing any one of our shortlisted threesome would be a very wise move.

Best used car - Ford Fiesta

FORD FIESTA (2008-2017)

The previous-generation Ford Fiesta is still one of the UK's most popular used cars, and with very good reason. It's a great car to drive that's available in myriad versions, from the super-economical EcoBoost petrols and TDCi diesel-powered models to the fire-breathing ST hot hatch. Prices are competitive, servicing is cheap and it's a reliable and safe car to invest your money in. It's coming back again to defend its used-car crown first won in the awards last year.

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Best used car - Honda CR-V

HONDA CR-V (2012-2018)

The Honda CR-V has been around since the mid-1990s, making it something of an SUV pioneer. But it's the last-generation model that really saw it grow up into a fully-fledged large family car that can turn its hand to anything that's thrown at it. It's roomy for passengers, has a huge boot, and is available with punchy reliable diesels or smooth, free-revving petrol engines. They're also packed with equipment, making the comfortable, reliable CR-V a brilliant used car buy right now.

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Best used car - Skoda Yeti

SKODA YETI (2009-2017)

The Skoda Yeti may have been off-sale now for almost four years, but the continued popularity of these excellent ruggedised family cars proves that they were really on to something with this one. Available from as little as £3,000, you can buy the Yeti in petrol or diesel form and with four-wheel drive, too. Based on simple Volkswagen technology, they're proving cheap and reliable to run and finding their way into lots of families – which is why we're big fans of Skoda's first SUV.

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