Most popular used car group tests of 2017

Want to find out which used car is best in a particular class? A What Car? used group test is the first place you should head to – and we've lined up the 10 most popular ones right here...

Most popular used car group tests of 2017

Most popular used group tests

This year on whatcar.com, we’ve seen several seriously popular used cars go head to head with their rivals to find out whether they are the best. We’ve pitted SUVs, city cars, sports cars and family cars against each other, and plenty of others besides, and the results have made for fascinating reading, with some surprising winners – and some even more surprising losers.

But which were our most popular group tests of the year? Good question. We’ve crunched the numbers and brought them together here in one place for your delectation – so read on to find out.

10. Used BMW 1 Series vs Lexus CT200H vs Volkswagen Golf vs Volvo V40

Used BMW 1 Series vs Lexus CT200H vs Volkswagen Golf vs Volvo V40

This isn’t just a battle of four premium family cars; it also pits three diesel-engined cars against a petrol hybrid. And all four cars have plenty going for them at first glance. But will the reliability of the Lexus, the driving enjoyment of the BMW, the safety of the Volvo or the practicality of the Volkswagen win out? Click through to find out.

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9. Used Jaguar F-Type Coupé vs Porsche 911

Used Jaguar F-Type Coupe vs Porsche 911

Ahh, the classic rivalry of Jaguar vs Porsche. Both of these cars claim to offer an exhilaratingly powerful engine and pin-sharp handling – and, of course, looks to die for. But to be the best in this twin test, practicality, usability, fuel economy and cost are also important factors. So which one best combines sports car thrills with everyday bills? Read on to find out.

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8. Used Nissan Qashqai vs Peugeot 3008 vs Skoda Yeti

Used Nissan Qashqai vs Peugeot 3008 vs Skoda Yeti

Find out what makes the Nissan Qashqai worthy of our Best Used Small SUV award for 2018 with this group test, which pits the car against its two closest rivals on the used market: the Peugeot 3008 and the Skoda Yeti.

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7. Used Audi A3 vs Mercedes-Benz A-Class

Used Audi A3 vs Mercedes-Benz A-Class

These two premium family cars are at the top of many buyers’ wish lists – but is it the Audi A3 or the Mercedes-Benz A-Class that makes the best used buy? Our twin test gives you the inside track.

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6. Used BMW 1 Series vs Volkswagen Golf

Used BMW 1 Series vs Volkswagen Golf

Volkswagen or BMW? One majors on price and practicality; the other on excitement and a premium feel. Both, however, are excellent family car choices – which is why this particular twin test really is a close-run thing. Click through to find out which one is just pipped to the post.

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5. Used Fiat 500 vs Honda Jazz vs Mini One vs Volkswagen Polo

Used Fiat 500 vs Honda Jazz vs Mini One vs Volkswagen Polo

The Fiat 500 is a fun fashionista, as is its larger rival, the Mini One. Meanwhile, both the Honda Jazz and Volkswagen Polo sacrifice some of their style for functionality. Is it worth making that sacrifice or can you actually have your artisanal cake and eat it?

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4. Used Audi Q5 vs BMW X3 vs Land Rover Freelander vs Volvo XC60

Used Audi Q5 vs BMW X3 vs Land Rover Freelander vs Volvo XC60

Everyone fancies an SUV with style, comfort and panache. That’s why our used car review of the Land Rover Freelander is one of our most popular. So we’ve put it to the test against three of its finest rivals: the sturdy Audi Q5, exciting BMW X3 and reassuringly safe Volvo XC60. If you need pointing in the direction of the best used premium SUV this winter, look no further.

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2. Used Audi A6 vs BMW 5 Series

Used Audi A6 vs BMW 5 Series

Two of Britain’s most popular used luxury cars go head to head here as we find out which is the more worthy of your hard-earned. Will the impressive quality, clean lines and generous equipment of the Audi A6 give it the edge or will the win go to the efficient and fun-to-drive BMW 5 Series? Read on to find out.

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1. Used Honda CR-V vs Kia Sportage vs Mazda CX-5 vs Volkswagen Tiguan

Used Honda CR-V vs Kia Sportage vs Mazda CX-5 vs Volkswagen Tiguan

And so to our most popular used review of 2017, in which the spacious Honda CR-V takes on the fun-to-drive Mazda CX-5, high-quality Volkswagen Tiguan and prodigiously warrantied Kia Sportage in a battle to claim top family SUV honours. The winner here really has to excel, offering not just space and practicality but also comfort, a smart interior, good fuel economy and reasonable prices. And as if that wasn’t enough, it has to be easy enough to drive in town but fast enough to deal with the motorway at the drop of a hat. It’ll be no small feat, then, to take the win here.

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