The Top 10 Used Cars in 2022

It’s no secret that there is currently a large demand for used cars in Ireland and Europe, and this includes used electric cars. Considering this, it is more important than ever to make an informed choice when buying a second-hand vehicle.

To assist with this, in this post we’ve put together a list of what we believe to be the top ten used cars for 2022.

10. Hyundai i20

This hatchback produced by Hyundai since 2008 is still one of the best-used options available in Ireland in 2022. The i20 sold over 700 models in 2020, so the likelihood of finding a used i20 is relatively high. The i20 comes in a 3-door and 5-door model, and up to a 1.4-litre diesel or petrol engine. Shoppers may find that the Hyundai i20 2015 model is the most common year available in dealerships.

9. Hyundai i10

The Hyundai i10 remains one of Ireland’s most popular cars and is still found at most car dealers in Ireland. Most sales were in Dublin, Cork, and Waterford, so if you’re in any of these locations, be sure to check your local car dealerships. The i20 comes in two versions, the 5-door hatchback, and the 4-door sedan. There’s also an i10 automatic if you prefer automatic cars. If you’re looking for a safe, secure smaller car, then the i10 may be the car for you.

8. Ford Fiesta

Who doesn’t know the Ford Fiesta? One of Ireland’s most popular cars for over two decades, the Ford Fiesta provides comfort and reliability to all its drivers. The hatchback vehicle comes in 3-door and 5-door models, and up to a 1.5-litre engine. Finding a used Ford Fiesta should not be too difficult, be sure to check with your local Ford dealer. The Ford Fiesta 2017 model is potentially the most common year shoppers will find when looking for a used Fiesta.

7. Nissan Qashqai

One of the most popular cars in Ireland, it should not take you too long to find a used Nissan Qashqai. With nearly 2000 models sold in Ireland in 2020, and over 3-million vehicles produced as of 2018. The Qashqai offers a smooth driving experience and comes with up to a 2-litre petrol engine, or up to a 1.7-litre diesel engine.

6. Volkswagen Golf

The Volkswagen Golf has long been a mainstay on Irish roads. This stylish hatchback has proved year after year to be one of the most popular cars in Ireland, used and new. The Golf comes in a 3-door and 5-door model offers a high-quality interior and an excellent driving experience. With over 2000 models sold in Ireland in 2020, half of those in Dublin, finding a used Golf should not be difficult.

5. Hyundai Kona

Since its debut in 2017, the Kona has continued to grow in popularity amongst Irish drivers, with nearly 2000 units sold in 2021. It boasts a strong reliability rating of 4.5 and is a great option for those seeking to purchase a used vehicle. The Kona also comes which electric options if you are looking for a used electric car. The Kona proved popular in Waterford and Wicklow, so if you’re in these areas make sure to check your local dealerships.

4. Skoda Octavia

The fourth-generation Skoda Octavia launched in 2019. Since then it has become one of Ireland’s most purchased vehicles, with nearly 2500 models sold in 2021, mostly in Dublin, Cork and Meath. The Octavia comes as a 5-door saloon and estate and is available as a petrol, diesel, and hybrid model. Be sure to check your local Skoda dealer to find your used Octavia.

3. Toyota Corolla

Not many car models can boast the longevity of the Toyota Corolla. Launched in 1966, the Corolla was the best-selling car worldwide by 1974 and has continued to be among the best-selling cars ever since. The twelfth generation Corolla was introduced in 2018, with nearly 4500 models sold in 2021. Because of this, finding a used Corolla should not be a difficult task for car buyers.

2. Ford Focus

By far one of Irelands favourite vehicles, and for good reason. The Ford Focus comes in many forms, such as the 3 or 5 door hatchback, the 4-door sedan or saloon, a 5-door estate, and even a 2-door coupé. The Focus is one of the most popular cars in Wexford, with 60 models sold from dealerships alone in 2021. The fourth generation of the Ford Focus launched in 2018, so finding a used Ford Focus should be relatively easy for most car buyers.

1. Hyundai Tucson

Let’s get real, who hasn’t heard of the Hyundai Tucson at this stage? The South Korean SUV has been a hugely popular vehicle since its launch in 2004 and has gone on to sell over 7 million models worldwide, and 1.4 million in Europe alone. As a result, used Tucson’s for sale (third-generation) should be straightforward to find for shoppers, as many people are upgrading to the fourth-generation model that launched in 2020 and sold nearly 3500 in the first year alone.

If you’re interested in buying a used car in Wexford, or the surrounding area, be sure to check out our used vehicle section, you might just find what you are looking for.