While the new car market in Ireland shrunk by 10% in 2017 compared to 2016, you are still buying new cars in your droves with 131,356 new cars registered in 2017.

Which cars captured Irish hearts in 2017? Take a look at my countdown here:

10. Volkswagen Tiguan

2,480 registrations

A fine sample of a compact SUV. I had the pleasure to review the Volkswagen Tiguan 2.0TDI again in 2017.

Volkswagen Tiguan Ireland review
The Volkswagen Tiguan

9. Toyota Corolla

2,790 registrations

The Toyota Corolla is a no-nonsense saloon car and a perennial Irish favourite. I reviewed a diesel Toyota Corolla in 2017 and it wasn’t hard to see why Irish buyers love this value for money family car.

2017 Toyota Corolla Ireland Review
The Toyota Corolla

8. Toyota Yaris

2,881 registrations

In 2017 Toyota launched a revised Yaris range and I managed to get my hands on a Toyota Yaris Hybrid for review. The Yaris is a straightforward supermini with a lot of fans.

2017 Toyota Yaris review ireland
The Toyota Yaris

7. Kia Sportage

3,066 registrations

The Kia Sportage is one of the most visible SUVs on our roads and has become a firm Irish favourite. I’m a big fan of the Kia Sportage and I had the opportunity to test one in 2016.

Kia Sportage Ireland Review
The Kia Sportage

6. Ford Fiesta

3,217 registrations

The Ford Fiesta is over 40 years old but it’s got a charm that’s always endeared it to the Irish public. A new model arrived in July 2017 so it’s a good time to check out one of Ireland’s favourite small cars.

5. Ford Focus

3,850 registrations

Another perennial Irish favourite, the Ford Focus might be looking a little old now but it’s still the best handling hatchback around.

4. Skoda Octavia

3,980 registrations

A small refresh for the Skoda Octavia in 2017 but still a great value car.

3. Nissan Qashqai

4,196 registrations

Once upon a time the Nissan Qashqai was Ireland’s bestselling car. It’s lost it’s crown somewhat but remains a very popular Irish family car. In 2017 I reviewed a refreshed Nissan Qashqai.

Nissan Qashqai
The Nissan Qashqai

2. Volkswagen Golf

4,321 registrations

The Volkswagen Golf is a consistent topseller in Ireland and received a refresh in 2017.

2017 Volkswagen Golf review ireland
The Volkswagen Golf

1. Hyundai Tucson

4,908 registrations

The Hyundai Tucson reigns supreme for another year. There is no stopping the Tuscon as it charges ahead with a considerable margin.

Hyundai Tucson ireland's bestselling car
The Hyundai Tucson is still Ireland’s bestselling car, outselling the Volkswagen Golf and Nissan Qashqai