Thursday 13 June 2024

The best cars for motorway driving

The motorway is the connection to every place in the UK. Before the first section of the motorway opened back in 1958, cars had to be built to last, because they were going further, around long country roads and the like. And while the motorway has become ubiquitous with British roads, not all cars are built to cope with the long journeys. If you’re looking for a new vehicle that is built to last on Britain’s longest stretches of roads, are there some highlights?

Hyundai i30

The Hyundai i30 and its closest rivals, including the Ford Focus are built for secure family journeys, and compared to the Ford Focus for a Volkswagen Golf, the i30 is far better at cruising down a motorway. It’s comfortable, and it’s able to cruise as quietly as a Golf. While the i30 isn’t as comprehensive in its all-round usability, it is still a bit cheaper than it’s rivals. And as far as the Euro NCAP results are concerned, on, the i30 is in a class of its own.

Skoda Citigo

Most readers may have to rub their eyes in disbelief of this, but it is as good as the hatchback, even though the size might not appear to lend itself well to motorway driving. This city car is great for nipping around town, but when it’s at a higher speed, it is incredibly smooth. Although it’s a smaller vehicle, it comes prove to be the weaker car in competition to win an SUV, especially when changing lanes. Smaller cars don’t fare well in sideswipe accidents, can show you this. But it has to be said, for a car that is small in stature, and built for city driving, it is incredibly fun to manoeuvre, especially around twisty roads and lengthy motorways.

Mercedes S Class Coupe

If you’re able to afford it, the S Class Coupe is perfect for those long motorway journeys. Of course, Mercedes is renowned for cars that go on long-distance expeditions, and the Coupe has a choice of V8s to please most drivers. And when it comes to comfort, the interiors don’t get more luxurious than the Merc. A panoramic sunroof or massage function seats are optional packages to install, but don’t get too comfortable when you’re trying to focus on the road!

Rolls-Royce Wraith Coupe

The Wraith is the one that has across the board appeal, and if you have many zeros in your bank balance, this is luxury on four wheels that needs to be invested in. You might not get the most out of your fuel economy, but if you’ve got enough money in your wallet, do you even care? The power is unmatched, a twin-turbocharged with a V12 petrol engine that’s 6.6 L in size gives you power when cruising down the motorway. It’s unrivalled as far as comfort is concerned.

As motorway journeys get longer and more tedious, it’s vital we get a car that can go the distance but also makes us feel comfy. Whatever your budget, from a paltry sum to your bank balance replete with zeros, these four models run the gamut of motorway driving.

** This is a collaborative post

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