What was the UK’s Most Popular Car in 2022?

An easy way to escape the confusion of buying a car is to find out what everybody else loves. You can’t go wrong with a car that’s been a best-seller of the year. The numbers don’t lie, and you can be sure that whatever tickles your fancy in this list will bring you reliability, great performance and affordability. Let’s dive into our most popular cars in the UK for 2022!

Eden’s Most Popular Cars 2022                                                                               ​

A confident compact SUV which boasts a spacious and high-end interior with comfortable seats and simple yet effective technology. The Tucson remains consistent in looks and performance across its entire range of trim levels and options, so it’s easy to see why over 27,000 units were sold to the UK last year!

The Peugeot 208 has a powertrain for everyone, and this versatility is one of the many reasons why it was Europe’s best-selling car and one of the most popular cars in 2022 with over 200,000 registrations. This is a very likeable car that’s well-made, tech-savvy, and great to drive – certainly worth exploring.

This is one of our best-selling cars because it is determined to remain the UK's most popular hatchback. It’s got the looks and the power, but also offers excellent affordability too. An electric option means there is a Corsa version for everyone – it’s no surprise that there were almost 36,000 Corsa registrations in 2022.

The Mazda CX-5 unites luxury and affordability into one fine SUV. It stepped onto the US automotive market with confidence and because of this, its yearly sales record has almost doubled over the last 6 years. A great ride quality, quiet cabin and easy-to-use safety technology are but a few reasons why buyers quickly turn into fans.

What better way to measure the popularity of a car than through its awards? The MG ZS EV can park into this list comfortably with award titles spilling out of its boot. From the ‘Car of the Year’ award by DrivingElectric to the ‘Best Family Electric Car’ at the 2023 Carbuyer Awards to the ‘Best Used Small SUV’ at What Car? Electric Car Awards – what more could you possibly want?

Our Most Popular Car Colour UK 2022 ​

We know that you’re eager to find out the most popular car colour in the UK in 2022 for your most popular car, so we ranked them in the table to the right. This data is coming from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT).

As you can see, the UK loves its grey! This colour has been the top car colour for 5 years running, with 2022 returning over 400,000 grey cars sold. This holds to almost every part of the UK, apart from Scotland. There, they prefer blue cars as their favourite car colour with grey coming in second.

In case you are wondering, the least popular car colours of 2022 included maroon, pink and cream – we aren’t judging if you do choose these exotic colours, however!

If any of the cars here interest you, click the link in their titles and you will be taken straight to their information pages. Alternatively, you can find used versions of our most popular cars on our website by clicking here. Be sure to give us a call or email too, we will be more than happy to help!