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Top 10 most popular cars on the Road Tax calculator

Top 10 most popular cars on the Road Tax calculator

Top 10 most popular cars on the Road Tax calculator

From 1st April, road tax is changing. Currently, road tax is calculated based on the CO2 emissions of your car, meaning the higher CO2 emissions your vehicle produces, the more road tax you pay.

First the first year, you pay a First Licence Rate and another for the second and subsequent years (Standard Rate). Similar to the First Licence Rate, the Standard Rate also increases with CO2 emissions.

However, in 2015 we found out that on the 1st April 2017 this would change. The first-year rate will still be related to the CO2 emissions of your vehicle, but the rates will increase as the bands change.

Vehicles with a 'List Price' of £40,000.00 or less, the rate will be £140.

Vehicles with a 'List Price' over £40,000.00, an 'additional rate' of £310 (a total of £450) will be due from the end of the first year, for 5 years.

After the additional VED rate expires the £450 will revert to £140, or whatever the current rate is at the time.

Using our handy Road Tax Calculator, thousands of customers have discovered how much they can save by buying a brand-new car before 1st April. Here are our top 10 most searched cars:

Ford Focus Zetec 5dr

1. Ford Focus 1.6 125 Zetec 5Dr Powershift Petrol Hatchback

The ever-evolving Ford Focus now has an indulgent high quality interior, more technology, as well as well as slicker look! It also boasts a hi-tech range of 1.5-litre petrol and diesel engines, providing greater efficiency beneath the bonnet while still remaining the reliable joy to drive it always has been. It’s no wonder this is the most searched car on our road tax calculator!

Current First Year Rate: £145

 

Total Road Tax Cost for Five Years Ownership (purchased pre-1st April): £ 725

 

Current Subsequent Year Rate: £145

 

Total Road Tax Cost for Five Years Ownership (purchased post-1st April): £ 760

 

New First Year Rate: £200

 

Total Saving for Five Years Ownership (purchased before 1st April): £35

 

New Subsequent Year Rate: £140

 

 

Ford Fiesta Zetec 5dr

2. Ford Fiesta 1.25 82 Zetec 5Dr

The Ford Fiesta is unquestionably a landmark of affordability, remaining reliable and yet great to drive, all at the same time. The ever-popular three cylinder 1.0-litre petrol engine is the economical answer to many people’s needs. Down-sizing is often seen as a chore, but with the smart styling and a cabin sprinkled with technology, making the move to the new Fiesta will be an absolute delight.

Current First Year Rate: £0.00

Total Road Tax Cost for Five Years Ownership (purchased pre-1st April): £ 440

 

Current Subsequent Year Rate: £110

Total Road Tax Cost for Five Years Ownership (purchased post-1st April): £720

 

New First Year Rate: £160

 

Total Saving for Five Years Ownership (purchased before 1st April): £280

 

New Subsequent Year Rate: £140

 

 

Ford Fiesta Zetec Ecoboost 5dr

3. Ford Fiesta 1.0 Ecoboost Zetec 5Dr

The latest Fiesta appears a little ‘off the wall’ in comparison to its predecessors, but rest-assured, it’s by no means as radical beneath the bonnet. In fact, it’s at the height of maturity with the introduction of the 1.0-litre three cylinder Ecoboost engine, which has been welcomed with open arms by fans of the exciting little hatchback.

Current First Year Rate: £0.00

Total Road Tax Cost for Five Years Ownership (purchased pre-1st April): £ 0.00

 

Current Subsequent Year Rate: £0.00

 

Total Road Tax Cost for Five Years Ownership (purchased post-1st April): £680

 

New First Year Rate: £120

 

Total Saving for Five Years Ownership (purchased before 1st April): £680

 

New Subsequent Year Rate: £140

 

 

 4. Nissan Qashqai 1.5 Dci Tekna 5Dr Diesel Hatchback

Nissan’s best-selling SUV is back with a bang! It’s bigger. It’s better. And more efficient than ever. At the top of Nissan’s Qashqai range is the Tekna model, with plenty of class-leading safety systems, an expanded boot, a re-designed cabin, and recently developed cleaner engines.

Current First Year Rate: £0.00

 

Total Road Tax Cost for Five Years Ownership (purchased pre-1st April): £80

 

Current Subsequent Year Rate: £20

 

Total Road Tax Cost for Five Years Ownership (purchased post-1st April): £700

 

New First Year Rate: £140

 

Total Saving for Five Years Ownership (purchased before 1st April): £520

 

New Subsequent Year Rate: £140

 

 

Ford Fiesta Zetec Ecoboost 3dr

5. Ford Fiesta 1.0 Ecoboost Zetec 3Dr

As with its 5 door sibling, the latest Fiesta is more level-headed than it seems. Also welcoming the 1.0-litre three cylinder EcoBoost engine, the 3 hatchback is set to have ‘best-selling’ titles in his sights!

Current First Year Rate: £0.00

 

Total Road Tax Cost for Five Years Ownership (purchased pre-1st April): £0

 

Current Subsequent Year Rate: £0.00

 

Total Road Tax Cost for Five Years Ownership (purchased post-1st April): £140

 

New First Year Rate: £120.00

 

Total Saving for Five Years Ownership (purchased before 1st April): £680

 

New Subsequent Year Rate: £140

 

 

Nissan Juke Tekna

6. Nissan Juke 1.5 Dci Tekna 5Dr Diesel Hatchback

If you’re looking for subtlety, look elsewhere. The Nissan Juke simply refuses to blend into the background, and since its initial release in 2010, the mini SUV has sold like hot cakes! The latest update stands by the extreme design, adding smarter technology, cleaner engines and a range of personation options to an already immensely popular vehicle.

Current First Year Rate: £0.00

 

Total Road Tax Cost for Five Years Ownership (purchased pre-1st April): £80

 

Current Subsequent Year Rate: £20

 

Total Road Tax Cost for Five Years Ownership (purchased post-1st April): £700

 

New First Year Rate: £140

 

Total Saving for Five Years Ownership (purchased before 1st April): £620

 

New Subsequent Year Rate: £140

 

 

Nissan Qashqai Acenta

 7. Nissan Qashqai 1.5 Dci Acenta 5Dr Diesel Hatchback

The Acenta offers true luxury at an affordable price, with new features and technology to make your driving experience all the more enjoyable. The near unbeatable running costs are one of many conveniences of this car, with great interior, a spacious cabin and a bigger boot makes this SUV a great buy all round.

Current First Year Rate: £0.00

 

Total Road Tax Cost for Five Years Ownership (purchased pre-1st April): £0

 

Current Subsequent Year Rate: £0.00

 

Total Road Tax Cost for Five Years Ownership (purchased post-1st April): £140

 

New First Year Rate: £120.00

 

Total Saving for Five Years Ownership (purchased before 1st April): £680

 

New Subsequent Year Rate: £140

 

 

 8. Ford Focus Rs 2.3 Ecoboost 5Dr

The Focus RS has without doubt earned its badge of honour in the motoring world as a workhorse beyond many. The 350PS punch from its 2.3 litre Ecoboost engine is a knock-out blow to contest the biggest and best heavyweights. With the power hitting all 4 wheels via a trick torque vectoring drivetrain, the Focus RS is not for the faint-hearted!

Current First Year Rate: £300

 

Total Road Tax Cost for Five Years Ownership (purchased pre-1st April): £1,140

 

Current Subsequent Year Rate: £210

 

Total Road Tax Cost for Five Years Ownership (purchased post-1st April): £1,360

 

New First Year Rate: £800

 

Total Saving for Five Years Ownership (purchased before 1st April): £220

 

New Subsequent Year Rate: £140

 

 

Ford Fiesta Zetec 3dr

9. Ford Fiesta 1.25 82 Zetec 3Dr

As we know, the Fiesta is a leading light in the World of affordable motoring, with this 3-door model, along with its 5-door sibling, being the go-to car for dependability. The Fiesta is reliable, yet remains enjoyable - 2 qualities that are often difficult to marry together. This little 4-wheel wonder of fun makes for a buy you won’t regret!

Current First Year Rate: £0.00

 

Total Road Tax Cost for Five Years Ownership (purchased pre-1st April): £440

 

Current Subsequent Year Rate: £110

 

Total Road Tax Cost for Five Years Ownership (purchased post-1st April): £720

 

New First Year Rate: £160

 

Total Saving for Five Years Ownership (purchased before 1st April): £280

 

New Subsequent Year Rate: £140

 

 

Nissan Note Acenta

10. Nissan Note 1.2 Acenta 5Dr Petrol Hatchback

The Nissan Note revives the conventional supermini with a second generation look, endorsing some very sharp styling and interesting safety gear, as well as all-round better quality. The second generation does not lead us to a feel of old age however, with a three-cylinder engine that feels more lively than ever, decoupling a supercharger that really makes this youngster cheap to run, and great fun to drive!

Current First Year Rate: £0.00

 

Total Road Tax Cost for Five Years Ownership (purchased pre-1st April): £80

 

Current Subsequent Year Rate: £20

 

Total Road Tax Cost for Five Years Ownership (purchased post-1st April): £700

 

New First Year Rate: £140

 

Total Saving for Five Years Ownership (purchased before 1st April): £620

 

New Subsequent Year Rate: £140

 

 

 

Photos used for illustrative purposes only

 

Author: David Winter