When it comes to purchasing a used car, you’ll undoubtedly be looking for reliability, affordability, comfort and style. With these criteria in mind, we’ve decided to compile a list of the five best mid-range used cars to consider in 2016.
05) Peugeot 508
A dependable, easy to drive vehicle with a refined engine, the latest Peugeot 508 models are aesthetically pleasing and come with an impressive level of top-class interior gadgets.
04) Ford Mondeo
What more can we say about the humble Mondeo that hasn’t already been said? It has a track record that speaks for itself – it is spacious and comfortable, and offers great handling at an agreeable price.
03) Volkswagen Passat
One for the diesel heads, the Passat is fuel efficient and powerful. Later models offer plenty of space in part due to the new longer wheelbase, and it’s a joy to drive – particularly on long journeys where comfort is a must.
02) Toyota Avensis
The Toyota Avensis is one of the most comfortable mid-range vehicles on the market in 2016. Available in a choice of diesel or petrol engines, the Avensis offers power and comfort in abundance. For the safety-conscious the Toyota Avensis is a perfect choice, as it boasts the Toyota Safety Sense system which incorporates a lane departure alert, a pre-collision system and adaptive cruise control for a smoother, safer driving experience.
01) Skoda Octavia
Skoda’s flagship model is one of the best-selling mid-range family vehicles in the UK, and with good reason. It’s the perfect all-rounder in terms of looks, feel, handling and space (it boasts a practical 590-litre capacity boot which offers more than enough space for the sort of clutter family cars often accumulate).
It might not be the most exciting car to drive, but it handles well and under the hood you can expect the 1.2 litre 105PS engine to run smoothly for years to come.