The essential journalist news source
Vauxhall Corsa named 2023 Carbuyer Used Car of the Year

Vauxhall Corsa named 2023 Carbuyer Used Car of the Year

       Vauxhall Corsa is the UK's best-selling car year-to-date, and for good reason

       Petrol, diesel or electric, Carbuyer's 2023 Best Used Small Car and overall Car of the Year offers second-hand buyers fantastic choice

       Full details announced exclusively on today 

Just one week after revealed the winners of its annual Best Car Awards, the Vauxhall Corsa has been named the website's Used Car of the Year for 2023. The UK's best-selling car year-to-date, the Corsa offers buyers the choice of petrol, diesel or electric power.

Topping both the Best Used Small Car and overall Used Car of the Year categories, the latest Vauxhall Corsa impressed Carbuyer's judges with its excellent packaging and unbeatable value for money.

Editor, Richard Ingram, said: "For much the same reason we heaped so much praise on the Kia Niro in our new car awards, the Vauxhall Corsa comes away with not one but two wins in our used-car rundown. It all comes down to choice; petrol, diesel or electric.

"The Vauxhall Corsa is the UK's best-selling new car year-to-date, but it makes an even better used buy. Whichever version you go for, the Corsa is practical, good to drive and cheap to run. Our Best Used Small Car and our overall Used Car of the Year, the Corsa represents great value for money." 

Vauxhall's interim managing director, James Taylor, said: "As the UK's best-selling new car, I'm thrilled that the Corsa has been named Carbuyer's Used Car of the Year. With a choice of powertrains, including a fully electric option, it's fantastic to see that the Corsa is proving just as popular with customers looking for a used car as those making a new purchase."

The Corsa wasn't the only Vauxhall to triumph at Carbuyer's 2023 Awards; the brand's flagship Insignia took Best Used Family Car, once again for its incredible value. If judged purely on practicality per pound, little comes close.

Elsewhere, Skoda and Kia took two prizes apiece, with the former topping Carbuyer's list for Best Used Large Family Car and Best Used Estate Car - for the Kodiaq and Superb respectively. The Kia Ceed won Best Used Small Family Car, and the outgoing Kia e-Niro took the Best Used Family Electric Car.

Toyota was another brand to walk away with two trophies. The Toyota Prius won Best Used Hybrid, while the Toyota Hilux was Carbuyer's Best Used Pickup. 

BMW and sister brand MINI took one category win each. The forward-thinking BMW i3 was awarded Best Used Small Electric Car, while the MINI Convertible - fresh from its success at the new car awards - was lauded as Carbuyer's Best Used Convertible.

Other trophies included Best Used Sports Car for the Mazda MX-5, Best Used Hot Hatchback for the Volkswagen Golf GTI Mk7.5, and Best Used Hot SUV for the Porsche Macan - each for the second year in a row.

As well as Porsche and BMW, premium players Jaguar and Mercedes enjoyed praise at Carbuyer's Used Car Awards; the Jaguar I-Pace took Best Used Large Electric Car, while the Mercedes E-Class took Best Used Plug-in Hybrid.

Carbuyer, the only automotive website approved by the Plain English Campaign, continues to go from strength to strength. It sets the online benchmark for easy-to-understand news, reviews and tips and advice; almost one million users visit every month, and its YouTube channel is now nearing 620,000 subscribers.

You can see the full list of new and used-car winners, as well as watch the 2023 Carbuyer Best Car Awards video at now.

​​Carbuyer Car of the Year 2023 winners

Carbuyer Used Car Of The Year

Vauxhall Corsa

Best Used Small Car

Vauxhall Corsa

Best Used Small Family Car

Kia Ceed

Best Used Family Car

Vauxhall Insignia

Best Used Large Family Car

Skoda Kodiaq

Best Used Estate Car

Skoda Superb Estate

Best Used Sports Car

Mazda MX-5

Best Used Convertible Car

MINI Convertible

Best Used Hot Hatchback

Volkswagen Golf GTI Mk7.5

Best Used Hot SUV

Porsche Macan

Best Used Pickup

Toyota Hilux

Best Used Small Electric Car

BMW i3

Best Used Family Electric Car

Kia e-Niro

Best Used Large Electric Car

Jaguar I-Pace

Best Used Hybrid

Toyota Prius

Best Used Plug-in Hybrid

Mercedes E-Class

For more information or comment, please contact Richard Ingram, Editor, Carbuyer.