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Saloon Cars

Looking to choose from a range of great saloon cars? Here, our experts bring together a selection of the best saloon cars on the market.

While the average family five-door hatchback serves a practical purpose, there will always be a place in the market for the more handsome traditional silhouette of a saloon. Premium and luxury cars are often built as saloons, though there are still models available at much more reasonable budgets. We've got a selection of the five best you will find on carwow.

1
Audi
A6

The quintessential ‘executive’ saloon, the Audi A6 is comfortable and has a high-tech interior straight out of the A8 limo. There's loads of room for everyone – in the front seats and in the back – and the boot is a decent size too. It’s our favourite saloon car and, as a result, won the carwow Car of the Year Luxury Award in the 2018 and is the carwow Car of the Year, outright.

2
Skoda

The Skoda Superb has acres of space and top-notch build-quality that feels just as good as in some much more expensive cars. It comes well equipped as standard and the boot is huge.

3
Alfa Romeo

Saloon practicality combines with sports car performance beautifully in the Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio. This Giulia has the power to take on the likes of the BMW M3, but it has enough space in the back and in the boot to make it a purchase that will please both your head and heart.

4
Audi

The Audi A3 saloon has one of the best interiors in of any small saloon. The high quality materials and pop-up infotainment screen make for a premium atmosphere. The A3 saloon’s boot adds day-to-day practicality and a little more individuality. This car is so good it makes you question why upgrade to an A4.

5
BMW

The BMW 5 Series is a hugely capable executive saloon that’s sportier than a Mercedes E-Class and comes with the BMW iDrive infotainment system which is one of the best in the business. There's room for everyone – and their luggage – too.

FAQs

A saloon car has the traditional shape of the three boxes on wheels you drew as a kid. Box no1 is at the front where the engine is, box 2 is the cabin where the passengers sit and box 3 is the boot.

But that doesn’t mean saloon cars are simple or unsophisticated these days. The saloon car is the core model for premium car makers such as Audi, BMW and Mercedes. Families may prefer the hatchback boot you get in, well hatchbacks and SUV cars, but the boots in the best saloon cars have wide openings and a good square shape that makes it relatively simple to get stuff in and out.