Most comfy UK car is not what you think

Car under wraps

WHAT do you think would be voted the most comfy car in the UK? Rolls-Royce, Bentley, Range Rover?

Incredibly it was none of those. In a driver survey of 50,000 motorists on our roads, it was an unlikely contender that won the vote.

Remarkably it was the mini cab’s favourite, the Skoda Superb, that outgunned all the luxury firms to take the glory.

Motorists voted on cars which were less likely to make them ache after long journeys.

Auto Express’ annual Driver Power survey asked motorists to rate the comfort of their car based on a number of factors – styling, material, front seat position, legroom and visibility.

The Superb was not the only Skoda to make the top 10 either with the soon to be ditched Yeti.

Skoda Superb
Skoda Superb

Runner-up was the Lexus RX completing the top four was the Subaru Forester.

Completely the top 10 were the Toyota RAV4, Subaru Outback, Volvo XC60. Kia Sportage and Ford Kuga.

In the ratings the Superb got the highest score for legroom and interior design, while the RAV4’s seat was deemed to be the most comfortable and the Volvo XC60 has the highest rated trim and materials.

Skoda Superb
Skoda Superb

Auto Express said: “Car owners were asked to rate their vehicles for interior styling, the quality of the seat covers, the general comfort of the driving position and other aspects such as visibility and legroom.

“Even if a car looks and drives well, if it’s not comfortable or enjoyable to be in, owners won’t be satisfied in the long run.

“The Skoda Superb tops the category thanks to excellent scores in a number of criteria.

“Drivers found the cabin the most stylish of all cars in our survey, while they were also most impressed with the amount of rear legroom the spacious family car offers.”

Top 10 best cars for interior and comfort:

*Skoda Superb

*Lexus RX

*Skoda Yeti

*Subaru Forester

*Lexus NX

*Toyota Rav4

*Subaru Outback

*Volvo XC60

*Kia Sportage

*Ford Kuga

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