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What cars are the most popular in the world? This question often comes up, and there is no easy answer. Different parts of the world have different tastes, after all. However, some cars are consistently amongst the bestsellers year after year. In this blog post, we will look at some of the most popular cars on the planet and see what makes them so successful!

The car industry in 2021

Toyota Corolla

As of 2021, the Toyota Corolla was the best-selling passenger car worldwide. The Corolla has been on our roads since 1966, albeit its design has changed over time. Toyota has designed the Corolla to match consumer demands over the years, which has kept it as one of the most popular car models. A reliable and efficient car with a relaxing drive, the current model of the Corolla, is set to continue the great legacy. The newest Corolla is a hybrid with all the technology you could need.

Who it is suited to: Families

Comfort: 4/5

Drive quality: 3.5/5

Value for money: 4/5

Average UK price: £23,000

Toyota Camry

The Toyota Camry has taken the globe by storm. This vehicle has been one of the bestsellers around the world for several years. The Camry is a reliable, yet affordable car with plenty of features and space. It’s no wonder that so many people choose this car when searching the market for a new vehicle. The latest Toyota Camry is now a hybrid, owing to its adaptability to the changing car landscape and attesting to its success. A modest car, the Camry is another one of Toyota’s reliable and safe range of cars, that you can rely on.

 

Who it is suited to: Families

Comfort: 3.5/5

Drive quality: 3/5

Value for money: 2.5/5

Average UK price: £30,000

 

Toyota RAV 4

Sticking with Toyota, the RAV 4 is another popular model. The RAV 4 has been a popular choice for years, and in 2017 was the 4th best-selling car on the planet and the best-selling SUV – which is pretty impressive. The RAV 4 was one of the first SUV models and has developed a strong reputation as a reliable, well-built car. The new model is a plug-in hybrid with around 46 miles of electric available. The latest RAV 4 comes with radar and camera warning systems as well as cruise control and modern LED headlights. A rearview parking camera added in keeps the RAV 4 in touch with modern cars. Strong fuel economy is definitely the selling point for this car, as well as being a safe and reliable option for any family.

Who it is suited to: Families

Comfort: 4/5

Drive quality: 4/5

Value for money: 4/5

Average UK price: £34,000

 

Honda Civic

Many of us have heard of our next vehicle, the Honda Civic. Like the Camry, the Civic is a reliable and affordable option that has been a bestseller in many markets worldwide. The Civic is an excellent choice for those looking for a fuel-efficient car with plenty of features. It’s no wonder that this car is so popular. Where the Civic differs from the Camry is in the drive quality. The Civic has a responsive steering wheel and rides well on uneven roads, as well as offering excitement in the Type R model. Where most models in this last are for families, the Honda Civic is better suited to smaller families or couples with less space than some of the SUVs on this list.

Who it is suited to: Single Driver/Small Family

Comfort: 4/5

Drive quality: 4.5/5

Value for money: 3/5

Average UK price: £30,000

Volkswagen Golf

The Volkswagen Golf is another popular car in many parts of the world. This hatchback offers excellent fuel economy and a comfortable ride. The Golf is a great choice for those who are looking for a car that is both practical and stylish. The Volkswagen Golf is iconic and a favourite for all drivers, from enthusiasts looking for a fun classic car to new drivers looking for a more modern, reliable first car. The Golf’s trademark design will keep it at the forefront of the market in the future.

Who it is suited to: Single drivers/Couples

Comfort: 4/5

Drive quality: 4/5

Value for money: 3.5/5

Average UK price: £22,000

Ford Focus

Finally, we have the Ford Focus. The Focus is a perennial favourite in Europe and has been one of the top-selling cars on the continent for years. The Focus is a great all-rounder, offering a comfortable ride, plenty of space, and excellent fuel economy. Their affordability, reliability, and features make them a perfect option.

Who it is suited to: Families

Comfort: 4/5

Drive quality: 4.5/5

Value for money: 4/5

Average UK price: £22,000

The verdict

Choosing the best car out of the list is difficult, given the varying models and changing demands based on car. It is a close call between the Ford Focus, with strong fuel economy and a fantastic drive and the Toyota RAV 4, which is reliable and safe. Overall, I believe the Toyota RAV 4 is the best on the list, with its strong past performance as the once most popular car and the continued development in reliability and drive. If you are looking for a family car, the Toyota RAV 4 is definitely a sound choice of vehicle. These are just a few of the most popular cars in the world. If you are in the market for a new car, be sure to check out these models.

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