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The 10 best comfortable cars on sale

You don’t need firm suspension, snappy manual gearboxes or buttock-hugging racing seats if you’re just driving home from work. Having a comfortable car can make your commute a less stressful experience and make long journeys much easier to face.

Here are the most comfortable cars on sale:

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Mercedes S-Class

The Mercedes S-Class is an icon among luxury cars – often seen as the pace setter for the latest technology and design in the class. Its standard air suspension absorbs ragged road surfaces or huge potholes with near-unparalleled ease, while optional Magic Body Control on high-spec models uses camera technology to scan the road ahead and ensure the suspension is constantly adjusted to cope with whatever bumps it detects. The cabin is trimmed from roof to floor with luxurious materials and the seats are soft and supportive.

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VW Passat

The VW Passat is a much more humble car than the opulent S-Class but still scores highly in terms of comfort. Optional adaptive dampers enhance the already composed ride quality and let the Passat absorb even big bumps without upsetting passengers. Inside, there’s loads of room to stretch out in both the front and back and there’s a reassuring sense of excellent build quality when you touch various surfaces and trim pieces.

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Mercedes E-Class Estate

While it doesn’t quite offer the stratospheric-levels of luxury found in the S-Class, the Mercedes E-Class Estate is still one of the plushest cars you can buy. The cabin is stylish, packed with technology and equipped with impressively comfortable seats with lots of back support. Optional air suspension gives the practical E-Class Estate a pleasant floating sensation when it hits a bump that really enhances the serenity of the driving experience.

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Citroen C4 Cactus

The Citroen C4 Cactus is a brilliant option if you want a comfortable car that won’t break the bank. Its eye-catching futuristic body hides a cabin that’s just large enough for a family of four to fit comfortably along with a holiday’s worth of luggage in the boot. The suspension has been tuned for comfort rather than sporty handling so long journeys become much more bearable and cracked road surfaces don’t send shocks through the bodywork.

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Audi Q5

The Audi Q5 is a great jack-of-all-trades family SUV. It feels beautifully built inside and out, is great to drive with immense stability and accurate controls, and is a relaxing place in which to spend time. Optional air suspension adds another string to the Q5’s bow by letting it absorb even the biggest bumps while also smoothing out cracked and rough road surfaces. It’s also pleasingly hushed on the move with its diesel engines being among the quietest currently on sale.

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BMW 5 Series

The BMW 5 Series might hail from a brand better known for building sporty cars, it can still do a very convincing impression of a cosseting executive car. Its optional adaptive dampers can be set to comfort mode, allowing the 5 Series to mask big bumps while tuning out the worst road surfaces – plus it can be firmed up should you want to enjoy the car’s great handling. The cabin is stuffed with soft materials and the seats are very supportive, making it easy to while away the miles.

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Vauxhall Astra

Considering the Vauxhall Astra is such a common sight on the roads, it’s easy to forget that beneath the handsome bodywork lies a really impressive car. Its suspension is well judged and rides over the worst bumps with ease while also being firm enough to keep the car level and stable at speed and around corners. The interior feels well built and the seats provide great support for your back, while there’s more than enough room for four full-size adults to stretch out.

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Nissan Qashqai

The Nissan Qashqai is a great all-round family SUV thanks to its comfortable, refined driving experience, well-built cabin and efficient engines. Its sophisticated suspension even includes a system that grabs the brakes for a fraction of a second to stop the car pitching forwards and backwards after hitting a speed bump. Pick the 1.2-litre turbo petrol engine for the best blend of refinement and performance or the responsive 1.5-litre diesel if you cover high mileages.

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Range Rover

If you want a luxury car that is equally at home on or off the road, the Range Rover is a great choice. There’s lots of wood and leather trim in the spacious cabin, and you can spec opulent features such as fold-out event seating in the boot, an on-board fridge or reclining rear chairs. The soft suspension manages to control the body’s great mass while also insulating passengers from uneven road surfaces, and the cabin remains hushed at all but fast motorway speeds.

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Hyundai i10

The Hyundai i10 might look like the odd one out among these larger, more luxurious models but it’s remarkably comfortable and quiet for such a compact car. Its soft suspension and light controls make it easy to drive and the city-friendly dimensions make it easy to manoeuvre. Inside, it’s well built with a straightforward dashboard and just enough space for four adults to sit in comfort, while the boot is large enough for the weekly shop.

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