Choosing the right motorway car for you
If you spend a lot of time driving on the motorway, or you will be doing in the future, then driving the right kind of car will make your journey more relaxing.
We've highlighted our top recommendations below, and divided the cars into three categories to make life easier:
- Executive cars
- Small cars
- Electric cars
Executive cars were largely designed for the motorway, so we've highlighted them first since they're usually the most appropriate. Small cars are more refined these days, so we've included the best ones for long journeys, while the increasing capability of electric cars means they are worth a look, too.
Best executive cars for motorway driving
Models fitted with Audi's Quattro all-wheel drive system are worth exploring if you want good traction in all weather conditions.
BMW 3 Series
The 3 Series is one of the leaders in this class because of its upmarket interior, punchy engines and engaging driving manners.
The Octavia is well made and affordable to run thanks to its array of diesel engines, making it ideal for long distances.
You'll like the Insignia if you want a car that is well-equipped, spacious inside and affordable to own.
Best small cars for motorway driving
The A1 is one of the smallest luxury cars you can buy, but it offers levels of refinement that are in the class above.
Citroën C3 AIRCROSS
Citroën invested a lot of time and effort making the C3 AIRCROSS a comfortable car, which reflects in the way it drives.
The Fiesta has been a best-seller in Britain for a while now, and that's because it's fun to drive and affordable to run.
In essence, the Fabia is a Volkswagen Polo underneath, but it has a broader range of colours, making it a quirkier choice.
Best electric cars for motorway driving
The IONIQ is one of the more unassuming cars you can go for, but it offers a refined drive and a plethora of desirable gadgets.
A range of up to 239 miles (on E+ models) and a quiet cabin make the LEAF an enjoyable car to complete motorway journeys in.
Tesla Model 3
Depending on the model you go for, the Model 3 can travel up to 353 miles on a full charge, which is ideal for driving long distances.
The ID.3 has a range of up to 336 miles, which is ideal for long journeys. Plus, the interior is a comfortable place to spend time.
Our Personal Advisors are here to help you
Choosing the right car for your needs can feel like a daunting task, but it doesn't need to be.
If you haven't found the right car for you on our website, then please feel free to visit one of our CarStore Centres. A Personal Advisor will be more than happy to discuss your requirements and then make a recommendation that they think is right for you.
Alternatively, you can browse our used cars to see if there are any cars that you like the look of.