Which Mobility Car top 10

We have been looking long and hard at the figures, the spec, the mpg the mph and all the other bits and bobs to bring you our top 10, please let us know if you feel we have missed something, we will start with the small cars and work our way up. Click on the picture of the car for a more in-depth review.



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 Honda Jazz

The Honda Jazz is a wonderful machine, built like a Swiss watch and offering space you would not think possible given its external dimensions.  Two petrol engines, a 1.3 not turbo offering 101 bhp and a 1.5 (only in sport trim) with 128 bhp and a turbo giving the Jazz an unexpected turn of pace, 0-62 in 8.7 seconds. Both come as a six speed manual or (well behaved) CVT automatic gearbox. EX trim has 16 inch alloys, a rear view camera, climate control and a 7 inch touchscreen with Apple carplay. Sport cars have 16 inch black alloy wheels, LED headlights and more athletic bumpers with a red stripe front and rear.

Price reduced from previous quarter price Summer Best Buy – Honda Jazz 1.3 petrol (101 bhp) Manual or Automatic  ‘EX’  –  £59.75 per week (you keep the increase in mobility payments for year 2 and 3) 

Price reduced from previous quarter price Summer Best Buy – Honda Jazz 1.5 petrol (128bhp) Manual or Automatic ‘Sport’  – £349 Advance Payment (£63.13 wpms)



Toyoya Yaris Hybrid - from Nil Advance Payment

Toyota Yaris Hybrid

The 1.5 litre petrol engine is helped along by a small electric motor operating in tandem for normal driving, no charging required the battery stores power from braking and when the engine is running. When traveling under 18 miles per hour the Yaris can run on battery power alone, using no petrol or producing any exhaust fumes. The Yaris offers a claimed 80.7 miles per gallon on a combined cycle but around town this car can reach over 90 miles per gallon.

Price reduced from previous quarter price Summer Best Buy – Toyota Yaris Hybrid ‘Icon’ Automatic   –  £56.00 per week  (you keep £3.75 per week of DLA/PIP award)



Honda HRV

The HRV may not be the cheapest compact SUV on the scheme but if you are after a diesel manual it is probably the best option. This quarter price reductions of up to £400 have made it more appealing. The SE trim has 17 inch alloys, parking sensors front and rear, automatic wipers, seven-inch colour touchscreen, dual-zone climate control, Driver Assistance Safety Pack which comprises Collision Warning, intelligent Speed Assist which reads road signs and alters your speed accordingly and Lane Departure Warning. All cars come with the rear ‘magic seats’ where the seats flip up like cinema seats to give additional room. The 1.6 litre is only avaialble as a six speed manual, but it’s a peach, producing 118bhp with 300Nm of torque from 2,000rpm making it a joy to drive, the 0-62 time of 10 seconds pays testament to its pull. The quoted economy figure of 70.6mpg is clearly unachievable but you should see close to 50mpg in the real world.

Price reduced from previous quarter price Summer Best Buy – Honda HRV ‘S’ 1.6 118bhp Diesel Manual  –  £599 Advance Payment (£64.79 wpms) or Price reduced from previous quarter price£799 (£66.14 wmps) in SE trim



Peugeot 5008

The 5008 has changed from a people carrier into a chunky SUV, it’s a whopper too at 4.64 meters in length with a 2.84 metre wheelbase, a full seven seater with three matched sized seats in the second row and two removable seats in the third row which once removed create a cavernous 1060 litres of boot space. All 5008 models come with an eight-inch touchscreen infotainment system and a 12.3-inch digital driver’s display alongside smartphone mirroring, dual-zone climate control and rear parking sensors. A new 1.5 litre diesel (68.9 miles per gallon) replaces the 1.6 litre, the new engine has an extra 10bhp, now 128, as a six speed manual or new this quarter as an 8 speed automatic. The new 2.0 litre diesel offers caravan puller an option with 178 bhp, 8 speed auto only.

Price reduced from previous quarter price Summer Best Buy – Peugeot 5008  ‘Active’ 1.5 litre 128bhp diesel Manual  –  £1299 Advance Payment (£219 wpms)

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Summer Best Buy – Peugeot 5008  ‘Active’ 1.5 litre 128bhp diesel Automatic  –  £1899 Advance Payment (£819 wpms)



Vauxhall Grandland X

The Vauxhall Grandland X is based on the same platform as European Car of the Year (2017), the Peugeot 3008. The 1.2 litre three cylinder petrol with 128 bhp is a joy to drive around town, quiet and reasonably punchy, 0-62 in 11.1 seconds, it officially returns 55.4 mpg when fitted with the six-speed manual gearbox, or 55.3mpg as a six speed automatic. Entry-level SE models are the best value as offer a  seven-inch touchscreen with Apple Carplay and Android Auto, DAB radio, rear parking sensors, 17-inch alloy wheels, automatic headlights and wipers, cruise control, dual-zone electronic climate control, leather-covered steering wheel, steering column adjustable for reach and rake, steering wheel mounted audio controls and front fog lights. Prices have been reduced by up to £1849 this quarter with the manual car now Nil Advance Payment. Full review here.

Price reduced from previous quarter price Summer Best Buy – Vauxhall Grandland X  ‘SE’ 1.2 litre 128bhp petrol manual  –  Nil Advance Payment (£60.81 wpms)

Price reduced from previous quarter price Summer Best Buy – Vauxhall Grandland X  ‘SE’ 1.2 litre 128bhp petrol Automatic  –  £399 Advance Payment (£63.46 wpms)



Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross

The Eclipse Cross is a five-seater SUV, the rear seats can slide back and forth to change between extra legroom and more boot space, with the seats all the way back there’s 341 litres of space, but slide them forward all the way and it opens up to 448 litres.  All cars have a seven-inch touchscreen display (Apple Carplay and Android Auto compatible) that sits on top of the dash like in a BMW. ‘2’ trim also includes a rearview camera, keyless entry, automatic lights, auto high beam, auto wipers, cruise control, 16 inch alloy wheels, cruise control and privacy glass. ‘3’ brings a heads-up display, front & rear parking sensors, 18 inch alloy wheels, heated front seats, electric, heated & folding mirrors and keyless operation. The sole engine presently is a 1.5-litre turbocharged petrol engine with 161bhp and 250Nm of torque. It’s refined and smooth, 0-62mph takes 9.8 seconds in the CVT model, and 10.3 in the manual. Fuel economy is a little disappointing, 42.8mpg as a front wheel drive with a manual gearbox.

Price reduced from previous quarter price Summer Best Buy  –  Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross ‘2’ 1.5 petrol Manual  – £399 Advance Payment (£63.46 wpms) or Price reduced from previous quarter price£999 (£66.74 +£106 wpms) in trim ‘3’



Hyundai IONIQ Hybrid

The Ioniq draws its power from a 1.6 litre 103bhp petrol engine alongside a 43bhp electric motor, the two power units work in tandem, the electric motor will start the car off and will be joined by the petrol when required, you can drive solely on electric power for only very short distances before the batteries go flat, these are charged by both the petrol engine running and by regenerative powers like braking, there is no ‘Plug’ to charge the batteries. The IONIQ can return a claimed 83.1 miles per gallon for urban driving, compared to a Hyundai i30 1.6 petrol car that returns a claimed 34 mpg around town.

Price reduced from previous quarter price Summer Best Buy – Hyundai IONIQ Hybrid ‘SE’ Automatic  –  £99 Advance Payment (£61.47 wpms)



Mazda CX-5

The Price of the super CX-5 (in front wheel drive form) has reduced in the well appointed SE-L trim by £500 to £1199 AP for the manual car and £1499 Ap for the Auto. All other trim lines prices are the same as last quarter. Full review here.





Skoda Karoq

The Karoq offers an excellent driving and passenger position with lot’s of glass and due to a softer suspension setup it can cope with the worst of the British roads in relative comfort. The boot has a wide opening and 521 litres of space, if you choose the SE-L trim you can slide the rear seats to increase this to 588 litres. SE has an 8 inch touchscreen with Apple Carplay, 17-inch alloy wheels, automatic emergency braking, rear parking sensors, DAB radio and dual zone climate control, the SE-L adds 18-inch alloy wheels, Alcantara upholstery, satellite navigation, heated front seats and a rear parking camera. The 1.6 litre diesel offers 113bhp and can reach 62 mph in 10.7 seconds and return 64.2 even as a seven speed DSG Automatic.

 Summer Best Buy – Skoda Karoq ‘SE’ 1.6 litre diesel manual 113bhp  – Nil Advance Payment (£60.81 wpms) or £295 Advance Payment (£62.77 wpms) in SE-L trim

 Summer Best Buy – Skoda Karoq ‘SE’ 1.6 litre diesel DSG Automatic 113bhp  – £495 Advance Payment (£64.10 wpms) or £795 Advance Payment (£66.14 wpms) in SE-L trim



Mazda CX-3

Mazda CX-3

As well as being quite a looker from the pavement the Mazda CX-3 really stands out from behind the wheel, it’s possibly the best small crossover to drive, the turbo-less 2.0 litre petrol with 118bhp is an excellent all rounder, 0-62 in 9.0 seconds and while the claimed economy of 47.9 miles per gallon is unrealistic real life figures suggest 42 mpg is achievable. Standard equipment is fantastic, climate control air-conditioning, cruise control, start/stop button, 16 inch alloy wheels, auto lights, rear parking sensors, DAB radio, 7 inch touchscreen with built in sat nav, heated front seats. The Sport adds a Bose stereo, keyless entry, 18 inch alloy wheels LED lights front and rear, reversing camera, half leather seats, heated steering wheel and a ‘heads up’ driving display.

Price reduced from previous quarter price Summer Best Buy – Mazda CX-3 SE-L Nav 2.0 petrol 118bhp Manual   –  £59.75 per week (you keep the increase in mobility payments for year 2 and 3)

Summer Best Buy – Mazda CX-3 SE-L Nav 2.0 petrol 118bhp Automatic  –  Nil Advance Payment (£60.81 wpms)



Kia Niro

The Kia Niro is the sister car to the Hynudai Ioniq hybrid. As apposed to the saloon shape of the Ioniq, the Niro is a compact crossover, shorter and lower than the Kia Sportage but with a 30mm longer wheelbase to allow for more room in the rear. A large tailgate opening and low loading lip mean it’s easy to make the most of the Niro’s 427-litre boot space. The Niro hybrid comes with a 6-speed dual clutch transmission, a 1.6-litre petrol 4-cylinder engine, and an electric motor capable of producing 43 hp. Combined, it makes 139bhp and 195 lb-ft of torque. Prices reduced by up to £800 this quarter. Full read here.

Price reduced from previous quarter price Summer Best Buy – Kia Niro Hybrid ‘2’ Automatic  –   £399  Advance Payment (£63.46 wpms)



BMW 2 Series Active tourer

BMW 2 Series Active Tourer

BMW’s are all about desirability and the Active Tourer hits the mark, excellent driving credentials, superb design and powerful engines, but with practicality at its core, wide opening doors and a 468 litre boot. The SE trim comes with built in Sat Nav, an electric tailgate, rear parking sensors, electric folding rear seats operated from a button in the boot (but you do have to pull them up by hand), engine start stop button, 16″ alloy wheels, automatic wipers and lights, dual zone climate control, DAB radio and a 6.5″ colour screen centrally mounted display. The Automatic only 220i petrol offers 189bhp and can reach 62 mph in 7.4 seconds and return 50.4 miles per gallon, quite a package.

Summer Best Buy – BMW 2 Series Active Tourer 220i 2.0 Petrol ‘SE’ Automatic   –  £749 Advance Payment (£65.78 wpms)



Volkswagen Sharan

The Volkswagen Sharan is a large MPV with seven individual seats for adults, and is able to offer 300 litres of luggage space with all seven seats in use. SE models have 16″ alloys wheels (though we would like to see 17″ wheels on a car this size) cruise control, chrome window surrounds, roof rails, 3 zone climate control, under seat storage, leather trimmed multifunction steering wheel, a small in dash multi function computer, automatic lights and parking sensors for the rear and front. All models now come with a 6.5″ touchscreen media system that can stream media from your mobile phone and Apple Carplay. The pick of the engines is the two litre 150 brake horse power diesel, which as a six speed manual or DSG automatic offers an excellent combination of power and economy, 9.9 seconds from standstill to 62 miles per hour and a top speed of 120 miles per hour. Official economy figures suggest 57 miles per gallon is not achievable but you can get mid 40’s if you are very careful.

Price reduced from previous quarter price Summer Best Buy  –  Volkswagen Sharan 150bhp Diesel Manual ‘SE’ –  £1149 Advance Payment (£69 wpms)

Price reduced from previous quarter price Summer Best Buy  –  Volkswagen Sharan 150bhp Diesel DSG Automatic ‘SE’ –  £1849 Advance Payment (£769 wpms)