The best cars for bikes and cyclists

Millions of us own a bicycle – they’re not only great for commuting but perfect for enjoying the great outdoors, too. Whether you own a serious road racer, a couple of mountain bikes for the kids or a commute-friendly folding model, we’ve rounded up a list of cars that’ll comfortably swallow your bike with ease.

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1. Skoda Superb

The Skoda Superb might look like a sleek saloon but it boasts a practical hatchback opening and a large 625-litre boot. If you’re after even more space, the Superb Estate comes with a whopping 660-litre load bay – more than most SUVs.

A range of bike-friendly accessories is also available including an internal bike holder and a lockable roof-mounted cycle carrier. Not only is the Superb cheap to buy and well built but, in Greenline diesel guise, it can manage in impressive 76.4mpg, too.

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2. Mercedes E-Class Estate

The new Mercedes E-Class Estate is another great all-rounder that makes an ideal road trip companion thanks to its beautiful cabin, good standard equipment and refined driving experience. Arguably, its standout feature is a 660-litre boot that’s available with a handy load liner to prevent dirty marks.

Mercedes also offers some bike-specific options including a roof rack for carrying up to four bikes and a rear mounted bike carrier that’s able to take three more – the latter can be folded for easy storage, too. If you’re after an executive express that can double as a Tour de France support vehicle, it’s hard to argue with the E-Class Estate.

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3. Honda Civic Tourer

Honda’s Civic Tourer is a hugely practical estate that blends the hatchback’s balanced handling with a huge 625-litre boot. With virtually no load-lip and a flat floor, it’s incredibly easy to load a bike – there’s a large underfloor cubby for storing all the inner tubes you could ever need, too.

As with many estate cars, roof rails come as standard – cross-bars to mount bikes are offered as a £210 option, however. Small bikes for kids can even be tucked in the back using Honda’s ‘magic seat’ system that flips the rear seats up cinema-style.

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4. Vauxhall Corsa

The Vauxhall Corsa is offered with fantastic built-in bike accessories including the FlexFix option – an integrated bike rack that slides out from the rear bumper. When you’re not using it, the rack simply slides back into the car.

This system is also available on the Adam city car, but the Corsa offers a lot more practicality than its smaller brother for approximately the same price – fold the rear seats flat and you could squeeze an extra bike or two in its 1,120-litre boot, too. Cheap running costs and decent levels of standard tech help make the Corsa a great option for the cost-conscious cyclist.

Check out our Vauxhall Corsa deals page to find the latest savings.

5. Land Rover Discovery Sport

Not only is the Land Rover Discovery Sport a seriously capable off-roader, but it boasts bags of boot space and enough room for a driver and six passengers in a spacious and well-built cabin.

Its 981-litre boot will be more than enough to carry a couple of two-wheelers but there’s also a range of bike-friendly accessories on offer including bike racks and a handy tow-bar mounted carrier. If running costs are a concern, the Discovery Sport is available with a range of fairly efficient engines including a 2.0-litre diesel that’s capable of returning 57.7mpg.

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6. Ford S-Max

MPVs are often hugely practical cars with loads of space for hauling both people and their belongings – the Ford S-Max is no exception and makes a great choice for those with bikes. Fold the rearmost seats flat and you’ll open up a spacious 965-litre boot that grows to a cavernous 2,020 litres if you fold away the middle row too.

Handily, there’s also a range of bike-related accessories on offer from Ford to help you to make the most of the S-Max’s interior space. There’s a folding rear carrier that can handle two bikes and optional cross bars for two more – although to fit it you’ll also have to spec a roof rack, too.

Want to save money on your new car? Then check out our Ford S-Max deals page to find all the latest offers.

7. Dacia Duster

The Dacia Duster is a rough and ready crossover that could be the perfect car for bike owners who enjoy taking the road less travelled. Entry-level models will set you back less than £10,000 and offer a huge amount of space for the money. Two-wheel-drive versions get a 475-litre boot that expands to 1,600 litres with the rear seats down. The boot floor isn’t completely flat but Dacia offers a boot protector and liner to keep things looking neat.

Bike owners will also appreciate the standard roof-bars and the optional tow-bar mounted carrier that can handle two bikes. The latter requires angled exhaust pipe tips to be fitted, however.

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8. Skoda Yeti

The Skoda Yeti’s mix of quirky styling, classy interior and value-packed pricing means that it makes a compelling alternative to some more mainstream rivals. Sliding rear seats allow you to carry as much as 500 litres of luggage in the boot but you can remove them altogether to create a bike-friendly 1,760-litre load bay.

Also available is a range of accessories including an excellent internal bicycle holder and a lockable roof carrier. It might not be quite as spacious as some rivals but its off-road ability, strong diesel engines and rough ‘n’ ready image could make the Yeti a great companion for the more adventurous mountain biker.

Spec up a Skoda Yeti through our deals page to find the best savings on offer.

9. Vauxhall Mokka X

The Vauxhall Mokka X is a funky crossover that comes offered with the same clever FlexFix bike carrier system as the Corsa. It’s a handy feature if you regularly need to transport bikes and can be used to carry up to three at once using an optional extension piece.

Not only does the Mokka X comes with the hugely useful OnStar infotainment system but it boasts a decent-sized 360-litre boot – more than enough space for four adults and a reasonable amount of luggage.

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10. Honda Jazz

The Honda Jazz might not have a particularly funky image but it offers bike owners a practical and reliable option that won’t cost the earth to buy or run. For such a small car, the Jazz offers lots of big-car features – automatic city-braking and a blind spot warning system are standard on mid-level trims and above.

Not only does the Jazz have an impressive 354-litre boot but it also features Honda’s clever magic rear seats meaning you can store taller items, such as bikes, in the back. Both a roof rack and a bike carrier are available as optional extras, too.

Check out our Honda Jazz deals page to find the latest savings.

Save money on your new four wheeler

If you’re interested in any of the cars on this list, why not take a look at the carwow new car deals page to view the best current offers. For more info, read our cyclist awareness guide or check out our car chooser to help narrow your new car search. If you’ve already picked your perfect new car, why not use our PCP calculator to get a better idea how much it could cost per month.

Skoda Superb

A smart large hatchback with limo levels of legroom
8.6
£19,785 - £35,030
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Mercedes E-Class Estate

Stylish estate is packed with tech
9.2
£36,735 - £62,185
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Honda Civic Tourer

Appealing looks and Honda reliability make this estate a winner
7.7
£18,790 - £25,405
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