Sporty suspension and large alloy wheels can make a car great to drive but can make long journeys uncomfortable and tiresome. Thankfully, some manufacturers still offer cars that cushion you from even the roughest roads.
We’ve picked out the 10 comfiest offerings currently on sale to help you choose the ideal new car. Once you’ve picked your favourite, take a look at the best new car deals page or check out our PCP calculator to get a better idea how much it could cost per month.
- Skoda Superb
- Citroen C4 Cactus
- Mercedes S-Class Coupe
- Volvo V90
- Nissan Qashqai
- Mercedes E-Class
- Range Rover
- Audi A4
- Hyundai i10
- Rolls Royce Phantom
1. Skoda Superb
The Skoda Superb makes a great motorway cruiser thanks to its comfortable ride and range of efficient engines. Optional adaptive dampeners are available to offer an even cushier experience – in their comfort setting the Superb floats over bumps like a limousine.
If you regularly carry passengers, the acres of legroom offered by its long wheelbase isn’t likely to go unnoticed – the umbrella Skoda hides in the rear door, however, might do. With entry-level cars costing just £19,020, you’ll struggle to find another car this size with an equally refined ride for such an affordable price.
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2. Citroen C4 Cactus
The Citroen C4 Cactus continues the French brand’s tradition of building some of the most comfortable cars money can buy. Its lightweight chassis and soft suspension help it deal with bumps and rutted roads with ease.
Step inside the Cactus and you’re greeted by a chic interior with sofa-like bench seats in both the front and the back. There’s also a surprising amount of space to stretch out in and rear-seat passengers are treated to an airy view through the large windows, too.
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3. Mercedes S-Class Coupe
The Mercedes S-Class Coupe offers drivers a slightly more involving alternative to the larger S-Class saloon. Don’t think the German brand’s most luxurious coupe is a bumpy back-to-basics sports car, however – this two-door S-Class has been kitted out the with all the necessary features to make sure you’re cushioned and cosseted at all times.
One such system uses a camera to scan the road ahead and adjust the car’s air suspension accordingly to help reduce body roll and soften jarring potholes. Factor in a superbly built cabin with swathes of leather trim and the S-Class Coupe makes a strong case for itself, despite the £98,050 asking price.
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4. Volvo V90
The Volvo V90 offers a comfortable cabin and a vast boot all wrapped up in a stylish Swedish package. Its modern interior features a large touchscreen, classy materials and superb seats with more than enough room for four tall adults.
Top-spec models come fitted with extendable seat cushions, adjustable bolster support and massage features for an even more premium feel. Rear air suspension is also available to make sure heavy loads don’t affect the V90’s excellent ride quality.
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5. Nissan Qashqai
The Nissan Qashqai is one of the UK’s best selling cars thanks, in part, to its super smooth ride. Not only is it quiet and refined at motorway speeds, but Nissan’s electronic ‘Chassis Control’ system makes sure the high-riding Qashqai is unfazed by even the worst bumps and lumps in the road.
It may not be the sportiest or most luxurious car on sale, but the Qashqai is an excellent all-rounder with plenty of space for a growing family and a full complement of comfortable seats.
Our Nissan Qashqai deals page can help you grab the latest offers on your new car.
6. Mercedes E-Class
The Mercedes E-Class offers a sophisticated blend of luxury and refinement. Three suspension systems are available but, from a comfort perspective, air suspension is definitely the way to go. Combine this with a smooth nine-speed automatic gearbox and you’ll be guaranteed a relaxing driving experience.
As an added bonus, the E-Class is offered with a £1,695 Driver Pilot system that uses an array of sensors and an advanced adaptive cruise-control system to drive autonomously on motorways. You can even tell it to change lanes by simply touching one of the control stalks on the steering wheel.
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7. Range Rover
The Range Rover’s iconic blend of handsome styling, luxurious interior and superb driving comfort have helped make it one of the most popular luxury SUVs on sale today. Adjustable air suspension means that ride quality is among the best of any vehicle available, even when you take it off-road.
The long-wheelbase model also offers a vast array of optional features to enhance rear passenger comfort including two independent reclining seats with a wide range of massage functions.
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8. Audi A4
The Audi A4 is not only comfortable and quiet – especially when fitted with £200 acoustic windows – but its available with Audi’s Drive Select system. This feature allows you to individually setup your car to strike the perfect balance between driving comfort and involving handling.
The interior boasts a slick new design while both headroom and legroom are much improved over the old model. As a result, three adults should have not trouble jumping into the back seats without rubbing shoulders.
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9. Hyundai i10
The Hyundai i10 bucks the small car trend and drives with a big-car feel that belies its small size and affordable price. Its supple ride and light steering make it a particularly comfortable option – city cars’ ride quality typically suffers as a result of their small wheelbases.
Inside the i10, you’ll find an interior that’s both larger and better equipped than many rivals. Four can travel in reasonable comfort, even on a longer journey, and top-trim levels get luxuries including climate control, heated seats and even a heated steering wheel – all for approximately £13,000.
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10. Rolls-Royce Phantom
From one extreme to the other, the opulent Rolls Royce Phantom is a car that puts comfort at the very top of its to-do list. Everything about the Phantom is spared no expense – you shouldn’t be surprised to find some of the comfiest seats and most luxurious materials this side of a super yacht in its hand-built cabin.
Double-glazed windows help keep out all but the loudest noises and the rear seats get plenty of features to keep even the most demanding CEO’s backside nice and comfy. Of course, you’ll need significantly more than £300,000 to buy one but, if you can afford it, the Phantom is probably the most comfortable car money can buy.
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Take a look at our new car deals page on any of these cars or check out our PCP calculator to get a better idea how much it could cost per month. Alternatively, if you’re still struggling to decide what your next car will be, our car chooser is here to help narrow down your search.