Advice and Tips

Our Top 10 Cars of 2020

Amelia S, Copy and Content Executive
Tuesday, 06 October 2020

Are you looking for a new car, but aren’t quite sure what you should be looking for, or what type of car would be right for you? If you are still researching what car might be right for you, then it might be helpful to take a look at our tips for buying your next vehicle. This will guide you through the whole process from the researching stages to test drives and how to look after your vehicle once it’s yours!

If you are still overwhelmed by the amount of choice out there, then you might find inspiration by knowing what our customers have been buying so far this year. The top brands, in order, are:

  1. Vauxhall
  2. Ford
  3. BMW
  4. Nissan
  5. Mercedes-Benz
  6. Audi
  7. Volkswagen
  8. Peugeot
  9. Citroen
  10. Renault
Keep reading to find out what make and model of car our customers have favoured so far this year…

1. Ford Focus

This year alone over 1100 of our customers decided this was the car for them. The Ford Focus has been a firm favourite for many reasons within the UK market for years. 

Some great things about the Ford Focus are:

  • It’s great fun for a family hatchback
  • It’s economic and cheaper to run than cars of a similar size.
  • It’s not too expensive compared to other similar cars.
  • It’s reliable and offers a comfortable journey for all the family.
A ford focus driving

2. Vauxhall Astra

Nearly 1000 of our customers have bought a Vauxhall Astra this year. Here’s a few reasons why we think this car is so popular:

  • It’s one of the better hatchbacks on the market
  • Extremely eco-friendly which means reduced running costs
  • It feels like a premium car on the inside, with all the technology features you would expect from a modern car
  • They are known to be safe and reliable.
Vauxhall Astra being driven on a road

3. Ford Fiesta

The Ford Fiesta is number 3 in our list for a reason. Not only is it one of the UK’s favourite cars it’s also a favourite with nearly 800 of our customers! These features might help you to understand why:

  • It’s fun to drive and has a quiet engine
  • Cheap to run
  • Comfortable drive
A Ford Fiesta parked in a walled courtyard

4. BMW 1 series

BMW’s have always been known as a more luxurious make of car, with nice interiors, sleek exteriors, and good engines. With the BMW 1 series being the most affordable model in their range, it’s a very popular car, with over 770 Moneybarn customers purchasing this car in 2020 alone.

Other reasons the BMW 1 series is popular across the UK include:

  • It’s high-tech infotainment system
  • Spacious inside for passengers
  • Efficient engine range
BMW 1 series driving on a country road

5. Nissan Juke

The Nissan Juke is a great family car, which is why nearly 740 of our customers decided to buy it this year! It’s popular with families due to the great safety technology that comes in all models, as well as it’s stand-out exterior design. It might also be the right car for you as it has:

  • Interior quality
  • Sporty driving dynamics
  • AWD options
Nissan Juke parked under a bridge

6. Vauxhall Insignia

The Vauxhall Insignia is perfect if you are looking for a large family car, with a sporty exterior. You can find it in a 5-door family car, 4-door saloon or a sport tourer 5-door estate. It’s also an incredibly safe car and received a five-star rating from Euro NCAP due to all of it’s safety equipment coming as standard throughout the range.

It’s a great car and nearly 700 of Moneybarn customers agree as they took the plunge in purchasing their very own this year. Here are a few more reasons the Insignia might be right for you:

  • There’s a broad range of engines and trim levels to choose from
  • They are great value for money
  • Comfortable seats
A Vauxhall Insignia driving through trees

7. Nissan Qashqai

The Nissan Qashqai was the first of its kind in the UK, an SUV which is somewhere between a 4×4 and a hatchback. It has since become extremely popular with families and nearly 700 of Moneybarn customers have purchased this car in 2020.

This might be down to the 5 star rating awarded by Euro NCAP which puts parents at ease when driving. It could also be because of the well thought out storage solutions around the vehicle that makes this car spacious enough for all the family, including the dog. Here are a few other reasons that the Nissan Qashqai might be right for you:

  • Plush interiors including great storage solutions to hold all of your luggage and shopping securely.
  • Technology throughout the car and great infotainment system
  • Great to drive
Nissan Qashqai driving over a bridge

8. BMW 3 series

People often refer to BMW’s as a ‘drivers car’ as it’s great to drive, whether that be the unrivalled interiors or the different selection of driving modes on offer, the BMW 3 series is an all round great car to drive. With over 660 of our customers purchasing this car in 2020, we are likely to agree.

Here are more reasons that the BMW 3 series might be the right car for you:

  • Spacious inside
  • Excellent infotainment
  • Economic yet powerful engines
BMW 3 series driving

9. Vauxhall Corsa

The Vauxhall Corsa has been a firm favourite in the UK for years, but this year nearly 650 of our customers decided this was the car for them. It’s an affordable compact car that is good to drive, but also has a great infotainment system to keep you and your passengers occupied.

Other reasons why our customers love the Corsa are:

  • They have great engines
  • Different trims are available
  • It offers a comfortable ride
Vauxhall Corsa

10. Mercedes-Benz C-Class

Mercedes-Benz are another sort after manufacturer of cars, being known for their quality both inside and out, and the C-Class is no different. Over 500 of our customers have bought this car so far in 2020, so I think it’s safe to say they agree!

The C-Class offers a very safe drive, with automatic emergency braking coming as standard on all vehicles. It offers a great drive from a driver’s perspective too, with quick acceleration and precision steering. There is a lot to love about the C-Class, but here are a few more reasons you might find this is the car for you:

  • Cosy interior
  • Great high-tech infotainment system
  • Handles the road well with different suspension options available
Mercedes-Benz C Class driving along a road

Although all of the features of the cars listed above are accurate, each car can be different depending on the age and model of car you decide to go for. Each car therefore can look or drive differently, so it’s always worth taking a test drive before you buy. This way you can make sure the car you are buying has everything you are looking for. 

All of the figures mentioned above are accurate as of 25 August 2020.

Amelia S,Copy and Content Executive
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