Data from Auto Trader, the UK’s largest marketplace for used and new cars, revealed that the 2016 Ford Ka (petrol manual) was on average the fastest selling used car in February, taking an average of just 17 days to leave forecourts. Whilst a nippy hatchback may have topped the national top 10 list last month, as the UK shivered in wintery weather conditions, second, third and fourth place were taken by hardy SUVs. Both the 2015 Audi Q5 (diesel automatic) and the 2015 Vauxhall/Opel Antara (diesel manual) took an average of 19 days to sell in February, whilst the 2011 Audi Q5 (diesel manual) took a respectable 20.

Defying the trends in the new car market, February was another solid month for used diesels, making up seven of the national top 10.North West (2016 Hyundai Tucson – diesel manual – 19 days), Wales (2017 Nissan Qashqai – diesel manual – 24 days) and Northern Ireland (2017 VW Golf – diesel manual – 37 days).

 The UK’s Top 10 Fastest Selling Used Cars in February 2018 (SUV in BOLD):

Rank Description Average Days to Sell Average Price Position Average Retail Price
1  2016 Ford Ka Hatchback Petrol Manual 17  99.03% £6,755
2  2015 Audi Q5 SUV Diesel Automatic 19  98.22% £24,056
3  2015 Vauxhall Antara SUV Diesel Manual 19  99.51% £9,782
4  2011 Audi Q5 SUV Diesel Manual 20  100.15% £14,008
5  2011 Peugeot 3008 Hatchback Diesel Automatic 21  97.90% £5,466
6  2015 Renault Captur Hatchback Diesel Automatic 22  99.17% £10,708
7  2015 Hyundai ix35 Estate Petrol Manual 22  99.57% £11,371
8  2015 Volvo XC90 Estate Diesel Automatic 22  100.49% £35,327
9  2015 Mazda CX-5 SUV Diesel Manual 23  98.73% £14,964
10  2015 Ford Focus Hatchback Petrol Automatic 23  101.72% £10,445