Best for comfort

Rover 75 Best for Comfort
13 Apr, 2011 5:57pm

We name Britain's most comfortable cars

Category: Comfort

Back ache on a long motorway journey... Is there anything worse behind the wheel?

Many car makers invest huge sums in developing  complex suspension systems to iron out the bumps and potholes in the tarmac, but not all spend enough on ensuring their cabins are as comfortable as possible.

To get to the top of this chart you will need to seat your driver and passenger in throne-like comfort. We’re not looking for armchair softness, but just the right level of support to cushion and hold your body in all conditions, from cruising on the motorway to navigating tight corners.

Any model at the bottom of the chart will offer less support than a barstool and have the controls just far enough out of reach to make you uncomfortable.

 

At the top of the ranking is an old-stager that knows a thing or two about cabin comfort – Rover’s 75. You have rated its sumptuous seats and traditional cabin layout as the best in the business. 

Interestingly, every model on the podium here is now only available on the used car market. Take note car makers – new models just aren’t comfortable enough. Propping up the chart is a host of superminis, while the old shape Vauxhall Corsa gets the worst ratings of the lot.

What you said: "It is the best car Rover has ever made, the most comfortable and well made" - Rover 75 Driver

"Very comfortable place to be, as well as safe and quick when it needs to be. Great for four adults and luggage, and great on motorway journeys." - Saab 9-5 Owner

1

ROVER 75 95.45%

2

SAAB 9-5 OLD 95.34%

3

VOLVO S60 94.83%

4

VOLVO V50 92.92%

5

MERCEDES E-CLASS MKIII 92.89%

6

JAGUAR XF 92.14%

7

ALFA ROMEO 159 91.43%

8

NISSAN QASHQAI 91.37%

9

SKODA YETI 91.14%

10

SKODA SUPERB NEW 90.77%

11

VOLVO S40 90.74%

12

JAGUAR S-TYPE 90.69%

13

LEXUS IS NEW 90.53%

14

SAAB  9-3 90.26%

15

HONDA ACCORD MKVII 89.88%

16

LAND ROVER FREELANDER NEW 89.78%

17

CITROEN C4 PICASSO 89.63%

18

HYUNDAI I30 (clean) 88.38%

19

Vauxhall INSIGNIA 88.28%

20

MERCEDES E-CLASS MKIV 88.25%

21

CITROEN C5 NEW 88.00%

22

MERCEDES C-CLASS MKIII 87.55%

23

RENAULT LAGUNA MKIII 87.50%

24

SEAT ALTEA 87.30%

25

SEAT LEON MKII 87.02%

26

VOLKSWAGEN GOLF MKVI 86.80%

27

FORD S-MAX 86.67%

28

VAUXHALL ASTRA MKVI 86.56%

29

SKODA OCTAVIA NEW 86.53%

30

KIA CEE'D 86.33%

31

SKODA FABIA NEW 86.27%

32

HONDA CR-V MKIII 86.24%

33

BMW 3-SERIES MKIV 86.18%

34

JAGUAR X-TYPE 86.07%

35

HYUNDAI COUPE 86.06%

36

VOLKSWAGEN PASSAT 2000-2005 86.05%

37

FORD MONDEO MKIV 85.92%

38

AUDI TT/ROADSTER NEW 85.71%

39

MERCEDES A-CLASS NEW 85.60%

40

BMW 5-SERIES MKV 85.52%

41

LAND ROVER FREELANDER OLD 85.45%

42

VOLKSWAGEN TOURAN 85.40%

43

ALFA ROMEO 156 85.35%

44

VOLKSWAGEN GOLF MKV 84.98%

45

AUDI A5 84.92%

46

AUDI A6 MKIII 84.84%

47

MERCEDES C-CLASS MKII 84.81%

48

VOLKSWAGEN SCIROCCO 84.72%

49

RENAULT SCENIC/GRAND SCENIC MKII 84.68%

50

BMW 3-SERIES MKIII 84.62%
 

51

RENAULT MEGANE MKIII 84.48%

52

MAZDA RX-8 84.47%

53

FORD FIESTA MKVI 84.37%

54

MAZDA 6 NEW 84.18%

55

CITROEN C4 OLD 84.13%

56

VOLKSWAGEN PASSAT OLD 84.13%

57

BMW 1-SERIES 84.08%

58

HONDA CIVIC MKVIII 84.00%

59

MAZDA 6 OLD 83.82%

60

AUDI A4 MKIII 83.82%

61

CITROEN XSARA PICASSO 83.66%

62

TOYOTA AURIS 83.60%

63

FORD FOCUS OLD 83.53%

64

VAUXHALL ZAFIRA NEW 83.53%

65

AUDI A3 83.50%

66

AUDI A4 MKIV 83.43%

67

FORD MONDEO MKIII 83.38%

68

TOYOTA AVENSIS OLD 83.33%

69

HONDA CIVIC MKVII 83.27%

70

MAZDA MX-5/RC MKIII 83.06%

71

VAUXHALL MERIVA OLD 82.30%

72

RENAULT CLIO MKIII 82.25%

73

SEAT IBIZA MKIV 82.18%

74

VAUXHALL CORSA NEW 82.11%

75

RENAULT MEGANE MKII 82.00%

76

HONDA JAZZ NEW 81.74%

77

MINI ONE/COOPER/COOPER S NEW 81.36%

78

HONDA JAZZ OLD 80.75%

79

NISSAN NOTE 80.75%

80

FORD C-MAX OLD 80.44%

81

FIAT 500 80.25%

82

VAUXHALL VECTRA MKIII 80.09%

83

PEUGEOT 207 80.00%

84

FIAT GRANDE PUNTO 79.70%

85

NISSAN MICRA MKIII 79.53%

86

MAZDA 2 NEW 78.43%

87

FIAT BRAVO 78.13%

88

FIAT PANDA 78.00%

89

TOYOTA COROLLA 77.70%

90

PEUGEOT 307 77.62%

91

VOLKSWAGEN POLO MKIV 77.43%

92

FORD FOCUS 1998-2004 77.14%

93

RENAULT CLIO MKII 76.90%

94

TOYOTA YARIS NEW 76.71%

95

VAUXHALL ASTRA MKV 76.60%

96

FORD FIESTA MKV 76.14%

97

MINI ONE/COOPER/COOPER S OLD 76.06%

98

FIAT PUNTO 75.41%

99

FORD KA OLD 74.44%

100

VAUXHALL CORSA OLD 73.80%

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