Top 10 cars of 2011 revealed

  • Top 10 cars of 2011
  • Ford Fiesta tops the list
  • View our reviews here
The 10 best-selling cars of 2011 have been revealed by the Society of Motor Manufactures and Traders.

Find out why they're the cars that buyers love, by reading our full reviews here.

The top 10 best-sellers from 2011:

1) Ford Fiesta
Sales:
96,112


It's a great car to drive, the engines are clean and it's cheap to run. However, some rivals are better for space and versatility.
Ford Fiesta review
Ford Fiesta deals

2) Ford Focus
Sales:
81,832


A superbly rounded family hatchback that's well specified, competitively priced and great to drive.
Ford Focus review
Ford Focus deals

3) Vauxhall Corsa
Sales:
77,751


A great-value car that's best in the higher-spec trims. It's also comfortable and good to drive, and has a roomy, high-quality cabin.
Vauxhall Corsa review
Vauxhall Corsa deals

4) Volkswagen Golf
Sales:
63,368


The Golf is better than ever. Desirable, refined and great to drive, it's one of the best all-rounders, and deservedly our 2011 Small Family Car of the Year.
Volkswagen Golf review
Volkswagen Golf deals

5) Vauxhall Astra
Sales:
62,575


The classy, spacious cabin is a real highlight, but the Astra falls short of the best small family hatchbacks in too many other areas.
Vauxhall Astra review
Vauxhall Astra deals

6) Vauxhall Insignia
Sales:
46,324


A good family car that's available with lots of high-tech features, but it's not the class leader.
Vauxhall Insignia review
Vauxhall Insignia deals

7) VW Polo
Sales:
45,992


The Polo isn't as much fun to drive as some supermini rivals, but few are as desirable. It's also affordable to buy and run, and should hold its value well.
Volkswagen Polo review
Volkswagen Polo deals

8) BMW 3 Series
Sales:
42,471


Our 2011 Compact Executive of the Year. We'd recommend the 318d for its superb economy and low emissions, and although the 335i isn't quite as economical, it's still an excellent car.
BMW 3 Series review
BMW 3 Series deals

9) Nissan Qashqai
Sales:
39,406



The Qashqai makes a brilliant family car because it's roomy, comfortable, refined and affordable to run. The king-of-the-road driving position is another plus point, and standard equipment is good.
Nissan Qashqai review
Nissan Qashqai deals

10) Mini Cooper
Sales:
35,845 (excluding Countryman)


Provides a thrill-a-minute drive and a good ride, and it's still as desirable as ever. Strong resale values make it a sound buy.
Mini Cooper review
Mini Cooper deals

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