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    Post Most Comfortable Cars on Motability

    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.

    Interestingly the car to take the number 1 spot hasn't been available for several years....The Rover 75!!!

    8. Nissan Qashqai
    9. Skoda Yeti
    10. Skoda Superb
    17. Citroen C4 Picasso
    18. Hyundai i30
    19. Vauxhall Insignia
    24. Seat Altea
    25. Seat Leon (New)
    26. VW Golf (New)
    27. Ford S-Max
    28. Vauxhall Astra
    29. Skoda Octavia (New)
    30. Kia Cee'd
    31. Skoda Fabia
    32. Honda CR-V
    33. BMW 3-Series
    37. Ford Mondeo
    42. VW Touran
    48. VW Scirocco
    49. Renault Scenic / Grand Scenic
    51. Renault Megane
    53. Ford Fiesta
    57. BMW 1-Series
    58. Honda Civic
    62. Toyota Auris
    64. Vauxhall Zafira Tourer
    65. Audi A3
    70. Mazda MX-5
    73. Seat Ibiza
    74. Vauxhall Corsa
    76. Honda Jazz
    77. MINI Cooper
    79. Nissan Note
    81. Fiat 500
    85. Nissan Micra
    86. Mazda 2
    91. VW Polo
    94. Toyota Yaris


    Cars taken from Auto Express's Driver Power Survey and retain the order in which they were printed.
    Some cars have been removed if they are not available on the Motability Scheme.
    Last edited by Paul; 05-22-2013 at 12:35 PM.
    Motability Car History
    05/09-05/12; Nissan Qashqai 1.5 Diesel Tekna; 36,500 miles; avg 41.1mpg
    06/12-07/15; Ford C-Max 2.0 Diesel Titanium Powershift; 35,400 miles; avg 37.8mpg
    07/15-09/17; Skoda Octavia 1.6 Diesel SE-L DSG; 28,200miles; avg 43.9mpg
    09/17-Present; VW Touran 1.4 Petrol SEL DSG; 11,600miles; avg 35.9mpg (28.6 - 43.9mpg)

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    So that's the order of comfort with squash cow No.1 for comfy? Blimey, no wonder it's top of the cripps.

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    Is the Seat Leon really that far up the list?

    I haven't been in one for a while, but i always found their suspension pretty firm to say the least...
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    Yah, Hi again. Lots of comfy (somfy) cars to choose from, BUt, what is comfy for one person is not comfy for other person and what is uncomfy for one person is comfy for next one.

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    IMHO it's a flawed list....after all, comfort is relative.

    The Vauxhall Zafira Tourer has no business being on the list.....the stiffened suspension means it handles well but comfortable it isn't.

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    Vauxhall ANTARA? is vary comfy

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    The other fly in the ointment is that I guess this survey was done by able bodied, not us twisted deformities.
    Having said that I think they have it right with QQ as it is v.pop.

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    Sort of, the survey was carried out across 29,000 readers of Auto Express whih will include some disabled respondents.

    The list originally contained 100 cars but I have removed the cars which aren't on the Motability scheme.

    Googlybear - They are talking about the new seat leon.

    Yes comfort is different for different people, and the list isn't definitive it's just something to help as a guide when looking at cars.

    I'll amend the list to show their true positions.
    Motability Car History
    05/09-05/12; Nissan Qashqai 1.5 Diesel Tekna; 36,500 miles; avg 41.1mpg
    06/12-07/15; Ford C-Max 2.0 Diesel Titanium Powershift; 35,400 miles; avg 37.8mpg
    07/15-09/17; Skoda Octavia 1.6 Diesel SE-L DSG; 28,200miles; avg 43.9mpg
    09/17-Present; VW Touran 1.4 Petrol SEL DSG; 11,600miles; avg 35.9mpg (28.6 - 43.9mpg)

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    The list makes a lot more sense now Paul.....thanks for putting the useful info at our fingertips

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    I find my berlingo is very comfy as. I suffer from fibro and sciatica but I can only sit for around 40 to 50 mins at any one time.

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