If you spend much of your life driving up and down the motorway, you’ll want a comfy and efficient car.
Big saloons are usually the best cars for the task, but there’s a host of other car types that’ll tick those boxes too.
Here are some of the best cars for motorway driving.
carwow’s pick of the 10 best motorway cars…
- Tesla Model 3
- Mercedes S-Class
- Audi A6
- Mercedes EQS
- Skoda Superb Estate
- Audi Q7
- BMW X3
- Citroen C5 Aircross
- BMW 5 Series
- Toyota Yaris Hybrid
1. Tesla Model 3
If you’re covering huge amounts of motorway miles, you’ll want something that’s both efficient, comfortable and well-equipped.
Few cars do it as well as the Tesla Model 3. A range of up to 374 miles (depending on your chosen spec) means it’ll cover just about any trip you can ask for without having lengthy charge times to worry about. Plus, when you do need to top up, you’ve got access to the ultra-fast Tesla Supercharger network.
With the option of semi-autonomous Autopilot tech available too, there’s enough assistance from the car to take some stress out of driving.
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2. Mercedes S-Class
If you want to travel the motorway in absolute luxury, look no further than the Mercedes S-Class.
If you’re being driven, there are few places better to sit on a long journey than in this car’s back seats. There’s a huge amount of legroom, the option of screens to keep yourself entertained and even an optional fridge to keep your drinks cool.
It’s just as good from the driver’s seat too. Very little noise is going to disturb you as you waft along and there’s a suite of assistance tech to make the journey even more relaxing.
3. Audi A6
The Audi A6 is one of the best large saloons around, which means it’s perfectly suited to motorway driving.
This spacious German is really roomy inside and comes loaded with kit and driver assistance technology. Its supple suspension will make light work of any bumpy road surfaces too.
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4. Mercedes EQS
Want the luxury of an S-Class but with the benefit of near-silent electric power? Step in the Mercedes EQS.
This matches its internal combustion sibling for luxury, with the added benefit of an ultra-quiet electric setup for even more comfort. With as much as 453 miles of range on offer, it’ll go the distance as well.
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5. Skoda Superb Estate
Big comfy motorway cruisers don’t have to be pricey, as proven by the Skoda Superb Estate.
It’s quite simply superb (excuse the pun) at covering big distances. It’s really spacious inside, impressively comfortable and its ginormous boot will swallow up anything you need for your travels.
You’ve got a selection of diesel and hybrid engines to pick from if efficiency is key, too.
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6. Audi Q7
Need something big enough for the whole family? The seven-seat Audi Q7 has you covered.
This plush SUV is super comfortable for everyone, taking the stress out of long motorway distances. With a strong amount of standard kit, you’re getting plenty for your money too.
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7. BMW X3
If a mid-size SUV is more your thing, the BMW X3 could be right up your street. Though it can only seat five, there’s plenty of room for everyone onboard and its comfortable ride will keep everyone happy.
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8. Citroen C5 Aircross
The French know more than most how to make a comfy car, and that’s showcased well in the Citroen C5 Aircross.
Few cars on the market, let alone at its price, ride so well as the C5 Aircross. That’s backed up even further with some seriously cushy seats – ideal for spending long journeys in.
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9. BMW 5 Series
There’s a reason UK motorways are littered with BMW 5 Series. This iconic saloon remains one of the best at chewing up huge amounts of miles.
A strong range of efficient engines and a decent list of options to pick from are just part of its appeal. Plus, its super-responsive infotainment system is easy to use on the go.
carwow price from*: £36,809
10. Toyota Yaris Hybrid
A supermini may not be the obvious choice for covering motorway miles, but the Toyota Yaris Hybrid does it better than most.
Its main reason is the standard inclusion of adaptive cruise control. It’s hard to find at this price point, let alone for no extra cost.
Plus, being a hybrid, it’ll sip fuel as you’re cruising along too.
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*Prices correct at time of writing
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