The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) has revealed the top ten best-selling cars in the UK for 2021 so far.

The Vauxhall Corsa is currently riding high in 1st first place, with the Evergreen Ford Fiesta (top-selling car for the last three years), a close second.

Here are the top 10 best-selling vehicles in the UK in 2021 so far, according to figures from the SMMT.

10. Nissan Qashqai

18,417 Registrations 

9. BMW 3 Series

18,465 Registrations 

8. Toyota Yaris

19,605 Registrations

7. Kia Sportage 

20,296 Registrations

6. Volkswagen Polo 

20,362 Registrations

5. Ford Puma

22,654 Registrations 

4. Mercedes-Benz A-Class

22,731 Registrations

3. Volkswagen Golf

22,997 Registrations

2. Ford Fiesta 

24,578 Registrations 

  1. Vauxhall Corsa 

27,381 Registrations 


Did you know that over one million cars have been sold in the UK so far in 2019? But when is the right time to buy a new family car?

Whether you travelled in the UK as a family over the Summer or perhaps opted for a staycation. Either way, we’re certain the family car took a hit over the past few months. There could have been any number of contributing factors from a mixture of long drives, food crumbs, spillages to possibly even a nightmare breakdown. So, how can you make those long journeys better for everyone?

Is it time for a new family car?

Whether you want to ensure reliability, better technology or simply fancy a larger vehicle with more power. We’ve rounded up the Top 10 Family Cars of 2019 to help make sure your next journey runs as smoothly as possible.

Peugeot 3008

The new Peugeot SUV won AutoTrader’s 2019 ‘New Car Of The Year’, so we’re off to a good start with this one. This family favourite boasts large storage space and handy compartments, balancing functionality and style throughout the vehicle.

Peugeot’s 3008 SUV is distinct and innovative both inside and out, a great choice for families in 2019.

Kia e-Niro


The Kia Niro is, in its own words, high in style, low on emissions – and big on choice. There are three different models to choose from, electric, hybrid and plug-in hybrid to suit your needs as a family. The huge 451 litres of space will allow for those extra sports bags to fit in the back with absolutely no problem at all.

Plus Kia offers their fantastic 7-year/100,000 mile new car warranty. This is great for families as it makes sure you have that extra protection, without the worry of extra costs. The warranty also transfers to owners, which helps the car retain its value. Win-win.

Volkswagen Passat GTE

Take a look at the new VW hybrid family estate car, with low emissions and distinctive interior. The combination of top quality interiors and intuitive technology, such as the optional voice control system, makes this a great option for busy families in 2019.

Waving your foot under the back of the vehicle opens the boot hands-free, another great feature for families. Useful for when you have your hands full – which let’s face it, is most of the time!

Ford Focus

The Ford Focus has long been a family favourite, you can see that by simply looking at the UK roads today. The new 2019 model does bring this car into competition with more desirable brands on the market.

New features such as Ford Co-Pilot 360, Adaptive Cruise Control and Active Park introduce smart technologies that you’ll wonder how you ever lived without.

Vauxhall Insignia Grand Sport

Vauxhall focuses on safety, connectivity and versatility in their latest model of the Grand Sport. You’ll love the space and the Grand Sport’s interchangeable storage options. The rear seat split-folds for even more room.

Don’t be fooled by its practicality, Vauxhall match this with design and innovation too. A brilliant option for a sensible yet stylish family car.

Skoda Superb

The Skoda Superb brings new and exciting options to their family range, with both Hatch and Estate models. This famously-reliable brand is back with more brilliant equipment to suit any sized family.

The latest Skoda Estate holds a massive 1,950 litres capacity with the rear seats down. So there’s room for everything needed for that next trip. Whilst the hatch offers luxury legroom in the front and back, ensuring maximum comfort for all passengers.

Citroën Grand C4 SpaceTourer

The new addition to the Citroën family car range offers a fantastic mix of practical needs and a great driving experience. The updated design offers the signature Citroën look with additional useful features.

New additions are roof arches with integrated bars which double up as accessory holders, great for those family trips when you need that extra bit of space – now there’s room for the kid’s bikes!

Toyota Prius

Features such as split-folding seats, crossbars and huge interior cargo space mean that the new 2019 Toyota Pruis builds on the existing family offerings from this vehicle. The safety features and awards won by Toyota are a winning combination for families too.

The 2019 Toyota Prius is an Insurance Institute for Highway Safety Top Safety Pick, and also received the NHTSA 5-Star Overall Safety rating for 2019.

Hyundai Kona Electric

If your family is ready to go fully electric then the Hyundai Kona Electric is an excellent choice. The design is surely set to divide opinion, but you can’t deny it’s certainly eye-catching!

The excitement around the new Hyundai Kona Electric model has meant there’s now a waiting list that you will need to join if you’d like to reserve one of the next available models. Take a look, it’s an eco-friendly option worth considering.

Dacia Duster

This is absolutely the budget option from the range of vehicles we’ve selected, nevertheless, the family-size Duster is great value for money. If you’re looking for a family car with minimal gadgets and gizmos, then the Dacia Duster could be the right one for you.

Consider what the Dacia makes up for in price, it lacks in interior design and a low safety rating.