- what car? The Peugeot 5008 SUV was named Used Car of the Year 2022 Gong. has been awarded
- It was praised for its spacious and classy interior, refinement and great value
- Altogether there were 17 different category winners which we are mentioning below
what car? has listed its top choices in its Used Car of the Year Awards, and it’s a French model given the biggest recommendation of all.
The Peugeot 5008 SUV was crowned the overall winner, with the seven-seat model being praised by the judges for offering a spacious and classy interior, impressive refinement and great value.
The list of 17 nominees – all of whom have won in various vehicle categories – has come to the fore at a time when prices of used cars are at record highs due to semiconductor chip shortages, limiting the availability of new models.
We list motors which car? Says are best in class for various buyers.
Used Car of the Year: Seven-seat Peugeot 5008 named best second-hand motor by What Car? magazine
The lack of a computer chip has caused prices of some of the more popular used models to rise by as much as 20 percent, which is currently plaguing car makers.
what car? This spike in second-hand value, says says, makes its selection more important than ever for the best-used motors.
And its top pick is one that won’t be popular with all readers, with Peugeot’s popular 5008 SUV – launched in 2017 – being the motor the judging panel has left behind to recommend it to motorists.
Automotive magazine says the decision comes after the 5008 was a ‘regular winner at new car awards shows’, which was enough to see rivals including Audi’s A4, BMW 530e and Skoda’s Octavia estate.
Despite French vehicles having a generally less-than-par reputation for reliability, which is one of the biggest considerations for buyers of second-hand models, which tend to be a bit older and therefore out of warranty, owners have to Sometimes extensive repair bills leave to collect.
It was commended by the review team for its strong line-up of efficient engines with seven-seat capacity and practicality.
This earned the Peugeot a class win as well as the overall top prize in the large SUV category.
what car? Mark Pearson, editor of Used Cars in the US, said: ‘It’s always a difficult decision, narrowing down so many attractive used cars and then picking just one overall winner. But in the end, one car stood head and shoulders above the others, and that was the Peugeot 5008.
‘We’ve long appreciated it as a new car, and now we think it’s a great used buy too.
‘None of the other category winners can match the combination of all-round desirability, practicality and affordability.’
Peugeot UK Managing Director Julie David said the brand was honored to have the What Car? Awards: ‘We are thrilled that the 5008 stands out from the other category winners and impressed the judges with its design, practicality and sophisticated driving experience.
‘As one of the most prestigious and influential motoring titles in the UK, this award is a resounding endorsement and further proof of the popularity of Peugeot’s SUV range.’
It was commended by the Motoring Title review team for its strong line-up of efficient engines coupled with seven-seat capacity and practicality.
The judges also praised the 5008’s spacious and classy interiors and impressive refinements
Don’t like a French motor? Here are the winning models in other categories
17 Which car was it? This year in the Used Car of the Year category, one winner and two runners-up each were chosen to help drivers make an educated decision about which ones to consider.
All the categories were judged by a panel of experts who considered all-round capability, reliability, value and availability of desirable variants, then selected the best cars in that class.
This year’s award went well for BMW, with the German brand topping a total of four categories.
Audi and koda were the next most successful manufacturers with three wins.
Here is the complete list of winners and runners-up by category:
what car? Used car of the winners of the year 2022
Used Value Car of the Year
the winner: Kia Picanto (2017-present)
Also consider: Hyundai i10 (2014-2020) and Volkswagen Up (2012-Existing)
Used Small Car of the Year
the winner: Skoda Fabia (2015-Present)
Also consider: Seat Ibiza (2017-present) and Suzuki Swift (2010-2017)
Used Family Car of the Year
the winner: Audi A3 (2013-2020)
Also consider: Skoda Octavia (2013-2020) and Volkswagen Golf (2013-2020)
Used Executive Car of the Year
the winner: Audi A4 (2015-present)
Also consider: BMW 3 Series (2019-Existing) and Volkswagen Passat (2015-Existing)
Used Luxury Car of the Year
the winner: BMW 5 Series (2017-Existing)
Also consider: Audi A8 (2017-present) and Mercedes-Benz S-Class (2014-2020)
Used Small SUV of the Year
the winner: Seat Arona (2018-present)
Also consider: Audi Q2 (2016-Existing) and Renault Captur (2013-2019)
Used Family SUV of the Year
the winner: Skoda Karoq (2017-present)
Also consider: Seat Ateca (2016–present) and Volkswagen Tiguan (2016–present)
Used Large SUV of the Year
the winner: Peugeot 5008 (2017-present) *what car? Used Car of the Year
Also consider: Audi Q5 (2018-Existing) and Skoda Kodiaq (2016-Existing)
Used Luxury SUV of the Year
the winner: Audi Q7 (2015-Existing)
Also consider: Porsche Macan (2014-present) and Volvo XC90 (2015-present)
Used MPV of the Year
the winner: Volkswagen Touran (2015–present)
Also consider: Ford Galaxy (2015-present) and Citroen Grand C4 Picasso (2014-2018)
Used Estate Car of the Year
the winner: Skoda Octavia (2013-2020)
Also consider: BMW 5 Series (2017-Existing) and Volkswagen Passat (2015-Existing)
Used Hot Hatch of the Year
the winner: Ford Fiesta ST (2013-2017)
Also consider: BMW M135i (2012-2016) and Renault Megane RS (2018-Existing)
Used Coupe/Year Convertible
the winner: BMW 4 Series Gran Coupe (2014-2020)
Also consider: Audi TT (2014-present) and Audi A3 cabriolet…