Most Popular Used Cars in Australia


With New Car production still facing delays, many car buyers have had to switch their focus to buying used cars. As such, used car sales and prices have skyrocketed. With new car production not predicted to get back to normal until 2023 at the earliest, used cars are now the go-to option for motorists looking for a new ride.

When buying a used car there are a few things you need to look at and consider, one of the things that many people look at before choosing a used car is what models are popular and what models are reliable.

The results are in! Australia’s most popular used cars have been revealed, some of which may surprise you.

Here are the 5 Most Popular Used Cars in Australia.

1. Toyota Corolla

It may not surprise you to hear this but the most popular used car in Australia is the ever-reliable Toyota Corolla. It’s really easy to understand why the Toyota Corolla has been so popular for so long, with a Toyota Corolla you know what you are getting – a safe, reliable, and fuel-efficient vehicle.

The typical Toyota Corolla comes with a 1.6L engine, power steering, alloy wheels, multi-function control screen, safety cameras, dual-airbags, ABS, central locking, and satellite navigation. Boasting a 5-star ANCAP safety rating it’s hard to see any vehicle dethroning the Corolla as most popular used car in Australia.

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2. Hyundai i30

Just trailing the Toyota Corolla is Hyundai’s i30. The i30 is another model which may come as no surprise. As a direct competitor to the Toyota Corolla, the Hyundai i30 offers motorists many of the similar features available with the Corolla, the only major difference being – the brand, that’s it!

The typical used Hyundai i30 also comes with a 1.6L engine, alloy wheels, multi-function steering wheel, central locking, cruise control, dual airbag package, ABS, multi-function steering wheel, Bluetooth connectivity, multi-function control screen, satellite navigation, and safety cameras.

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3. Ford Ranger

How can you have a most popular vehicle list and not include the Ford Ranger? The Ford Ranger has been one of Australia’s most popular vehicles for the last 5 years and that shows no signs of slowing down. Surprisingly at this stage, used Ford Rangers are actually more popular than Australia’s most popular vehicle the Toyota Hilux, that might be because of the lack of used Toyota Hilux’s available but still it says something.

The typical Ford Ranger comes with a 2.0 litre Turbo Diesel engine, power steering, central locking, cruise control, dual airbag package, ABS, multi-function control screen, mobile phone connectivity, safety camera, satellite navigation, tow bar, trailer brakes, and alloy wheels.

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4. Mazda 3

The third compact car on this list is the incredibly popular Mazda 3. From generation to generation the Mazda 3 has been a go-to choice for motorists of all types. What makes the Mazda 3 so great for motorists is it isn’t too big, and it isn’t too small, it meets you right in the middle. The reason why the Mazda 3 has survived as long as it has with massive competition is its reliability and pristine safety rating.

The normal used Mazda 3 comes with a 1.6L engine, power steering, ABS brakes, central locking, Bluetooth connectivity, multi airbags, brake assist, safety cameras, satellite navigation, and cruise control.

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5. Mazda CX-5

Mazda’s second vehicle on this list is the ever-reliable Mazda CX-5. Since release, the CX-5 has been a top choice for SUV motorists. The CX-5 offers motorists the best of both worlds – style and space. Great for families, the Mazda CX-5 is Australia’s top used SUV choice in 2022.

The typical used Mazda CX-5 comes with a 2.0L engine, multi-function steering wheel, Sat nav, ABS brakes, Alloy wheels, Cruise control, safety camera’s, Bluetooth, and Mazda 5-star safety standards.

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Final Word,

Used Cars have exploded in popularity throughout Australia. With new car production continuing to face delays, used cars will continue to be the go-to choice for some time ahead. The 5 Vehicles mentioned above are the 5 most popular used cars in Australia in 2022.

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DISCLAIMER: This is all based on opinion please research and consult with all relevant parties to make the best buying decision.