Best for ride quality

We count down the cars that glide over pot holes and speed bumps - and name the ones that don't.

Category: Ride Quality

Recent harsh winters have left our roads in tatters, which means ride quality is more important than ever. You gave top marks only if your car smoothed out potholes and rough surfaces – models that were too soft or bone-shakingly stiff got the thumbs down.

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Once again, the Rover 75 provides you with the perfect balance of comfort and body control. And you tell us that Jaguar’s second-placed XF has also cracked the formula. Interestingly, the top four most comfortable models are all British-built. Are British engineers the only ones who truly understand the UK’s challenging surfaces?

The exception is Honda’s old-shape Civic, it finishes in last place. You tell us it has a super-stiff set-up - despite the fact that it was produced in Swindon.

What you said: "The Rover 75 is the most comfortable cruiser I have ever owned. Beautifully styled, reliable and easy to run. Who could ask for more?" - Rover 75 V6 Driver

"Really good car let down by poor suspension resulting in terrible ride quality. Far too much road noise in the cabin." - Honda Civic Driver  

1

ROVER7594.88%

2

JAGUARXF91.79%

3

LAND ROVERFREELANDER NEW91.56%

4

JAGUARS-TYPE91.46%

5

CITROENC5 NEW91.27%

6

MERCEDESE-CLASS MKIV90.97%

7

SKODASUPERB NEW90.51%

8

NISSANQASHQAI89.83%

9

MERCEDESE-CLASS MKIII89.47%

10

VauxhallINSIGNIA89.28%

11

VOLKSWAGENGOLF MKVI87.68%

12

VAUXHALLASTRA MKVI87.64%

13

FORDS-MAX87.62%

14

SKODAYETI87.43%

15

LEXUSIS NEW86.67%

16

MERCEDESC-CLASS MKIII86.31%

17

FORDMONDEO MKIV85.95%

18

JAGUARX-TYPE85.61%

19

SAAB9-5 OLD85.21%

20

VOLKSWAGENSCIROCCO85.07%

21

SKODAOCTAVIA NEW83.90%

22

AUDITT/ROADSTER NEW83.86%

23

MERCEDESC-CLASS MKII83.80%

24

VOLVOV5083.69%

25

CITROENC4 PICASSO83.49%

26

HONDACR-V MKIII83.46%

27

HONDAACCORD MKVII83.06%

28

RENAULTLAGUNA MKIII82.91%

29

MAZDA6 NEW82.86%

30

VOLKSWAGENPASSAT OLD82.86%

31

ALFA ROMEO15982.86%

32

HYUNDAII30 (clean)82.76%

33

VOLKSWAGENGOLF MKV82.72%

34

VOLKSWAGENPASSAT 2000-200582.67%

35

VAUXHALLZAFIRA NEW82.46%

36

RENAULTMEGANE MKIII82.38%

37

SKODAFABIA NEW82.05%

38

TOYOTAAURIS82.00%

39

MAZDAMX-5/RC MKIII81.92%

40

VOLKSWAGENTOURAN81.90%

41

MAZDARX-881.82%

42

TOYOTAAVENSIS OLD81.74%

43

KIACEE'D81.62%

44

RENAULTCLIO MKIII81.59%

45

AUDIA581.21%

46

FORDFIESTA MKVI80.93%

47

LAND ROVERFREELANDER OLD80.92%

48

RENAULTSCENIC/GRAND SCENIC MKII80.90%

49

FORDFOCUS OLD80.86%

50

VOLVOS4080.78%
 

51

AUDIA4 MKIV80.72%

52

MAZDA6 OLD80.68%

53

CITROENXSARA PICASSO80.66%

54

HYUNDAICOUPE80.30%

55

VAUXHALLCORSA NEW80.30%

56

RENAULTMEGANE MKII80.16%

57

FORDMONDEO MKIII80.15%

58

BMW5-SERIES MKV80.00%

59

FORDC-MAX OLD79.78%

60

AUDIA6 MKIII79.78%

61

VAUXHALLMERIVA OLD79.33%

62

NISSANNOTE79.25%

63

AUDIA4 MKIII79.11%

64

CITROENC4 OLD79.06%

65

BMW3-SERIES MKIII78.96%

66

SAAB 9-378.65%

67

SEATLEON MKII78.36%

68

FORDFOCUS 1998-200478.31%

69

VOLVOS6078.28%

70

SEATALTEA78.13%

71

VAUXHALLASTRA MKV78.02%

72

TOYOTACOROLLA77.70%

73

AUDIA377.52%

74

HONDAJAZZ NEW76.96%

75

NISSANMICRA MKIII76.90%

76

FIATBRAVO76.88%

77

TOYOTAYARIS NEW76.67%

78

PEUGEOT30776.14%

79

VAUXHALLVECTRA MKIII75.73%

80

MERCEDESA-CLASS NEW75.60%

81

SEATIBIZA MKIV75.27%

82

ALFA ROMEO15675.14%

83

PEUGEOT20774.81%

84

VOLKSWAGENPOLO MKIV74.72%

85

HONDACIVIC MKVII74.31%

86

FORDFIESTA MKV74.01%

87

BMW3-SERIES MKIV74.00%

88

HONDAJAZZ OLD73.00%

89

BMW1-SERIES71.96%

90

FIATPUNTO71.61%

91

RENAULTCLIO MKII71.19%

92

VAUXHALLCORSA OLD70.20%

93

FIATPANDA69.37%

94

FORDKA OLD69.26%

95

MINIONE/COOPER/COOPER S OLD69.06%

96

MAZDA2 NEW69.02%

97

MINIONE/COOPER/COOPER S NEW68.98%

98

FIATGRANDE PUNTO68.96%

99

FIAT50068.64%

100

HONDACIVIC MKVIII66.16%

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