Best 2019 cars

Instead of paying for a brand new car, you can buy an identical model from 2019 with all the same tech for a fraction of the price

Simon Ostler
Nov 26, 2021

If you want to drive a modern car, but can't afford to buy a brand new one, there are other options available to you. Even the most recent cars can be found for sale on the used market at vastly reduced prices, and that's true of most of the models we saw launched in 2019.

New versions of several high profile cars were introduced in 2019, each one making use of the latest technology with modern media systems, driving assistance tech and new safety features.

The best news is that these cars, even with all their new technology and up to date styling, are already becoming much cheaper as used cars, even though they're exactly the same as a brand new model coming off the conveyer belt today.

We've picked out some of our favourite 2019 cars below with some great value used deals available on BuyaCar. Whether you're looking for one of the models listed here, or something else, we'll help you find a great used car deal. Of course, not all the used cars on sale today were launched as recently as 2019, so stick to this list if you want to make sure you're driving something with all the most recent tech.

Best cars of 2019

1. Citroen C5 Aircross

Used deals from £19,000
Monthly finance from £279*

The Citroen C5 Aircross was a brand new introduction to the Citroen model range in 2019 as the brand sought to compete with the likes of the Nissan Qashqai and Ford Kuga in an incredibly popular section of the car market. It's a large and practical family SUV with enough room for five people to sit comfortably, while distinctive styling ought to help it stand out compared to the reserved designs of its main rivals.

In terms of interior tech, the most basic Feel trim includes a host of safety features including lane departure warning and blind-spot monitoring, while the media system with an eight-inch touchscreen display includes Android Auto and Apple CarPlay so you can connect your phone with ease. You can spend a little more on Flair models to make use of a reversing camera, sat-nav and a built-in dashcam, while top of the range Flair Plus spec adds wireless phone charging.

CITROEN C5 AIRCROSS BUYERS' GUIDE

2. Range Rover Evoque

Used deals from £33,199
Monthly finance from £433*

The second-generation Range Rover Evoque looks very similar to the model it replaced in 2019. Aside from a few styling tweaks there isn't really much to tell the two apart. Take a look inside, though, and you'll see that actually quite a lot was changed with this new model. It's still a comfortable and luxurious SUV, but it has a much more modern feel with plenty of cutting edge tech.

The 10-inch media system features both Android Auto and Apple CarPlay on S trim models or better, which is a welcome update over the previous version, while there is a huge list of other equipment besides. The likes of heated front seats, front and rear parking sensors and a reversing camera help to give the Evoque a classy and high-end feel.

RANGE ROVER EVOQUE BUYERS' GUIDE

3. Nissan Juke

Used deals from £17,691
Monthly finance from £240*

The quirky but popular Nissan Juke was in need of a refresh in 2019, having first gone on sale in 2010. When this new model finally arrived in 2019, it brought modern styling, a fresh batch of efficient engines and a modernised interior. It's also bigger inside, more comfortable and packed to the rafters with the most recent technology to ensure it competes will against the latest versions of the Renault Captur and Ford Puma

Its tech list is long, too, even the most basic Visia form features LED headlights, digital radio, Bluetooth phone connectivity and cruise control. If you can afford a top-of-the-range Tekna model, though, you'll benefit from Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, heated seats, a heated steering wheel, a Bose sound system, a reversing camera and plenty of driving assistance tech.

NISSAN JUKE BUYERS' GUIDE

4. Ford Kuga

Used deals from £21,590
Monthly finance from £331*

The Ford Kuga was another car in dire need of an update, and Ford gladly obliged in 2019 when it unveiled a new model. With smoother and more appealing styling, along with a vastly improved interior, the latest-generation Kuga is one of the best models in the current Ford range, which is just as well when you consider it's competing against the likes of the Nissan Qashqai, Kia Sportage and Volkswagen Tiguan - all excellent cars.

One thing you might not expect about this latest Kuga is just how enjoyable it is to drive. It shares a lot of mechanical parts with the Ford Focus, and it offers great feel through the steering wheel and smooth but engaging handling around corners. Top it off with another stacked list of features that includes everything you'd expect from a car in 2019 (see any of the cars above), and it's easy to see why the Kuga has proven so popular since its arrival.

READ MORE ABOUT THE FORD KUGA

5. Renault Clio

Renault Clio front view

Used deals from £10,300
Monthly finance from £194*

The year 2019 saw Renault kickstart its range-wide refresh by introducing the new Renault Clio. The most striking features of the new model are the angular headlights, since seen on the latest Renault Captur and the brand-new Renault Arkana SUV, and a total redesign of the interior. The Clio competes directly against the ever-popular Ford Fiesta, Vauxhall Corsa and Peugeot 208, so Renault pulled out all the stops to make this the best version yet.

Anyone making the jump from the previous-generation Clio into this new model will be shocked at just how much it has changed inside. The most obvious update is the new media system - with a 9.3-inch display in S Edition trim - that features Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. Even the cheapest Play spec models are fitted with a smaller 4.2-inch display which still offers a modern feel with Bluetooth and digital radio.

RENAULT CLIO BUYERS' GUIDE

6. Peugeot 208

Used deals from £13,724
Monthly finance from £218*

Alongside the Renault Clio and Vauxhall Corsa, the Peugeot 208 was also revamped in 2019, with updated styling and an upgraded interior. The 208 was also made available for the first time as the electric e-208, as we began to see the first signs of smaller and cheaper electric cars beginning to appear on the market. In terms of quality, the new 208 is a big step up over the previous version, which it also features a modern media system and more safety tech.

Allure trim is the one to go for if you're aiming to keep costs down. While the most basic Active versions still look the part, they lack some of the more modern elements inside. Allure models feature the Peugeot i-Cockpit system, with a digital dashboard, a seven-inch media display, a head-up display and automatic air-conditioning.

READ MORE ABOUT THE PEUGEOT 208

7. Vauxhall Corsa

Vauxhall Corsa front three quarters view

Used deals from £12,000
Monthly finance from £197*

Since the arrival of the latest Vauxhall Corsa in 2019, it has overtaken the Ford Fiesta to become the most popular in the UK in 2021. That's a substantial achievement for Vauxhall, and says a lot about what British drivers think about this current Corsa. While it competes with the Fiesta and the Renault Clio, the Corsa is also available now as an electric Corsa-e which competes directly against the likes of the Peugeot e-208.

When it first arrived in 2019, the latest Corsa was surprisingly expensive. Fortunately, a few years down the line, used options are more in line with what you would expect from a car this size. Nevertheless, it looks modern and feels fresh inside, with a slight resemblance to the 208 with which it shares much of its tech. Even the most basic SE models feature a seven-inch touchscreen media system with digital radio, Android Auto and Apple CarPlay.

VAUXHALL CORSA BUYERS' GUIDE

8. BMW 1 Series

Used deals from £21,495
Monthly finance from £292*

When BMW released the new 1 Series in 2019, the biggest shock was the fact it was no longer going to be rear-wheel drive. Instead, this new version would follow the lead of every other car in its class and transfer to a front-wheel-drive setup. Now we've had a chance to digest this change, there are actually several positives to come from it. Sure, it might not be quite as 'pure' to drive, but there is now more space inside, meaning the 1 Series is a better family car than it ever was before.

In terms of technology and interior quality, the BMW 1 Series is one of the very best in the field. Everything from the feel of the dashboard to the turn of the steering wheel and even the sound the doors make when you close them is deeply satisfying. It's full of all the latest tech, too, with two screens - one on the dashboard and one behind the steering wheel giving the cabin a futuristic feel. 

BMW 1 SERIES BUYERS' GUIDE

 

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