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Best for comfort

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.

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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.

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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.

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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

ROVER7595.45%

2

SAAB9-5 OLD95.34%

3

VOLVOS6094.83%

4

VOLVOV5092.92%

5

MERCEDESE-CLASS MKIII92.89%

6

JAGUARXF92.14%

7

ALFA ROMEO15991.43%

8

NISSANQASHQAI91.37%

9

SKODAYETI91.14%

10

SKODASUPERB NEW90.77%

11

VOLVOS4090.74%

12

JAGUARS-TYPE90.69%

13

LEXUSIS NEW90.53%

14

SAAB 9-390.26%

15

HONDAACCORD MKVII89.88%

16

LAND ROVERFREELANDER NEW89.78%

17

CITROENC4 PICASSO89.63%

18

HYUNDAII30 (clean)88.38%

19

VauxhallINSIGNIA88.28%

20

MERCEDESE-CLASS MKIV88.25%

21

CITROENC5 NEW88.00%

22

MERCEDESC-CLASS MKIII87.55%

23

RENAULTLAGUNA MKIII87.50%

24

SEATALTEA87.30%

25

SEATLEON MKII87.02%

26

VOLKSWAGENGOLF MKVI86.80%

27

FORDS-MAX86.67%

28

VAUXHALLASTRA MKVI86.56%

29

SKODAOCTAVIA NEW86.53%

30

KIACEE'D86.33%

31

SKODAFABIA NEW86.27%

32

HONDACR-V MKIII86.24%

33

BMW3-SERIES MKIV86.18%

34

JAGUARX-TYPE86.07%

35

HYUNDAICOUPE86.06%

36

VOLKSWAGENPASSAT 2000-200586.05%

37

FORDMONDEO MKIV85.92%

38

AUDITT/ROADSTER NEW85.71%

39

MERCEDESA-CLASS NEW85.60%

40

BMW5-SERIES MKV85.52%

41

LAND ROVERFREELANDER OLD85.45%

42

VOLKSWAGENTOURAN85.40%

43

ALFA ROMEO15685.35%

44

VOLKSWAGENGOLF MKV84.98%

45

AUDIA584.92%

46

AUDIA6 MKIII84.84%

47

MERCEDESC-CLASS MKII84.81%

48

VOLKSWAGENSCIROCCO84.72%

49

RENAULTSCENIC/GRAND SCENIC MKII84.68%

50

BMW3-SERIES MKIII84.62%
 

51

RENAULTMEGANE MKIII84.48%

52

MAZDARX-884.47%

53

FORDFIESTA MKVI84.37%

54

MAZDA6 NEW84.18%

55

CITROENC4 OLD84.13%

56

VOLKSWAGENPASSAT OLD84.13%

57

BMW1-SERIES84.08%

58

HONDACIVIC MKVIII84.00%

59

MAZDA6 OLD83.82%

60

AUDIA4 MKIII83.82%

61

CITROENXSARA PICASSO83.66%

62

TOYOTAAURIS83.60%

63

FORDFOCUS OLD83.53%

64

VAUXHALLZAFIRA NEW83.53%

65

AUDIA383.50%

66

AUDIA4 MKIV83.43%

67

FORDMONDEO MKIII83.38%

68

TOYOTAAVENSIS OLD83.33%

69

HONDACIVIC MKVII83.27%

70

MAZDAMX-5/RC MKIII83.06%

71

VAUXHALLMERIVA OLD82.30%

72

RENAULTCLIO MKIII82.25%

73

SEATIBIZA MKIV82.18%

74

VAUXHALLCORSA NEW82.11%

75

RENAULTMEGANE MKII82.00%

76

HONDAJAZZ NEW81.74%

77

MINIONE/COOPER/COOPER S NEW81.36%

78

HONDAJAZZ OLD80.75%

79

NISSANNOTE80.75%

80

FORDC-MAX OLD80.44%

81

FIAT50080.25%

82

VAUXHALLVECTRA MKIII80.09%

83

PEUGEOT20780.00%

84

FIATGRANDE PUNTO79.70%

85

NISSANMICRA MKIII79.53%

86

MAZDA2 NEW78.43%

87

FIATBRAVO78.13%

88

FIATPANDA78.00%

89

TOYOTACOROLLA77.70%

90

PEUGEOT30777.62%

91

VOLKSWAGENPOLO MKIV77.43%

92

FORDFOCUS 1998-200477.14%

93

RENAULTCLIO MKII76.90%

94

TOYOTAYARIS NEW76.71%

95

VAUXHALLASTRA MKV76.60%

96

FORDFIESTA MKV76.14%

97

MINIONE/COOPER/COOPER S OLD76.06%

98

FIATPUNTO75.41%

99

FORDKA OLD74.44%

100

VAUXHALLCORSA OLD73.80%
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