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.

 

 

Dacia Logan MCV

The Logan MCV is the most affordable estate car on the market and it justifies its spot as the cheapest car on the Scheme,  Dacia have achieved this pricing by removing most things that we expect in a car these days, radio, speakers, replacing electric with wind up windows and no central locking.  You do get a lot of space for your money, the 573 litres of boot space is only 32 short of the VW Golf estate and the 1.0 litre 75bhp three cylinder petrol can return a claimed 48.7 miles per gallon but as the top speed of 98 miles per hour and 0-62 sprint time of 14.9 seconds suggests this is not a quick car by any stretch of the imagination.  If you need space and yearn for the days before electronic trickery took over your car then the Logan is the car for you.

Price reduced from previous quarter price Autumn Best Buy – Dacia Logan MCV 1.0 petrol manual estate  –  £47.00 per week (you receive a DLA/PIP payment of £11.00 per week)

 

 

mg3-motability-car-topMG MG3

The MG3 is a bit of a surprise, it’s roomy, sporty to look at, fun to drive and does have the rare commodity of having a bit of a kerb appeal. The 1.5 litre petrol engine with 105bhp can take you to 62mph in 10.4 seconds and return 51.5 miles per gallon, so it is not the most economical and to get the best from the engine it does need to be revved hard. The level of equipment is excellent, 16 inch alloys wheels, LED daytime running lights, CD player with aux/USB input, bluetooth, DAB radio, all round electric windows, leather steering wheel with audio controls, very supportive sports seats, electronic air conditioning, electrically adjustable heated wing mirrors and remote central locking.

 Autumn Best Buy – MG3 1.5 petrol manual 3Form Sport 5dr  –  £48.25 per week (you receive a DLA/PIP payment of £9.75 per week)

 

 

 

Seat Ibiza

Seat Ibiza

The Ibiza, with its sharp creases, looks like a shrunken Leon, and that’s certainly no bad thing. The Ibiza is based on the yet to be released VW Polo is agile to drive and comfortable to be in and has been awarded super-mini of the year by Auto express.  The three-cylinder TSI 1.0-litre turbo-petrol (Manual or DSG Automatic) with 113bhp is competent and willing, 0-62 in 9.3 seconds and is only available in Sporty FR trim which comes with a flat bottommed steering wheel, sports seats, sports suspension, a driving mode selector along with an excellent 8 inch touchscreen.

Autumn Best Buy – Seat Ibiza 5 door FR 1.0 tsi (113bhp) petrol DSG Automatic or Manual– Nil Advance Payment (£59.41 wpms)

 

 

Renault Clio

Renault Clio

Renault Clio

The Renault Clio is a super stylish five door small car, the rear doors have concealed handles to improve the look of the car.  Similar in size to the Ford Fiesta, Vauxhall Corsa, Kia Rio and the Volkswagen Polo. All Clio’s are loaded with equipment including a built in 7″ touchscreen Sat nav and audio controller. The 1.5 litre diesel used across the Renault and Nissan cars has received rave reviews and reports are that the claimed 83 miles per gallon is almost achievable. The 1.2 petrol is available as an automatic for  Nil Advance Payment as Dynamique nav trim.

 Autumn Best Buy – Renault Clio 1.5dci diesel 90bhp Dynamique S  Manual  –  Nil Advance payment (£59.41 wpms)

 

 

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.

 Autumn Best Buy – Mazda CX-3 SE-L Nav 2.0 petrol 118bhp Manual   –  £399 Advance Payment (£62.07 wpms) or £599 (£63.40 wpms) as an automatic

 

 

 

Skoda Octavia VRS Hatchback

Skoda Octavia

The Skoda Octavia is a medium sized hatchback (disguised as car with a boot) and an Estate, it is bigger than its rivals, the Ford FocusVolkswagen Golf and Vauxhall Astra, with a class leading 590 litres of luggage space on top of excellent legroom for rear passengers. The 1.4 petrol with 150bhp offers good performance with a 0-62 time of 8.2 seconds and economy of 54.3 mpg. The new vRS comes with either a 227bhp petrol engine that can hit 62 miles per hour in a blistering 6.7 seconds or the 181bhp diesel that is available with two or all wheel drive, this is not a slow car with a 0-62mph time of 7.6 seconds. Both engines can be paired to the hatchback or the estate car as a Manual or DSG Automatic.

 Autumn Best Buy – Skoda Octavia Hatchback or Estate ‘SE’ 1.4 petrol 150 bhp  Manual  –   Nil Advance Payment (£59.29 wpms) or £195 (£60.71 wpms) as an Automatic 

 Autumn Best Buy – Skoda Octavia vRS 230 petrol Estate or Hatch Manual   –  £1495 Advance Payment (£442 wpms) Or £1995 (£942 wpms)  as Automatic

 

 

Volkswagen Golf

Volkswagen Golf

The latest VW Golf, the seventh, builds on the reputation of nearly 40 years of the Golf, the latest model is the biggest, most comfortable and best equipped yet, great to drive with a collection of cracking engines.  The three cylinder 1.0 litre petrol is all you need, you really have to experience it to realise what can be achieved with such a small engine, it produces 108bhp and returns a claimed 60mpg, it has a 6 speed gearbox and can reach 62mph in a very respectable 9.9 seconds. The Golf has had a mid life pep up with new tech and light clusters and in the SE Nav trim you get an 8 inch touchscreen with sat nav which is up there with the best.

 Autumn Best Buy – Golf  ‘SE Nav’ petrol 1.0 tsi (108bhp) 6 speed Manual 3 or 5dr  –  £49 Advance Payment (£59.73 wpms)

 

 

 

Hyundai IONIQ Hybrid

Hyundai IONIQ Hybrid

Powered by a 1.6 litre 103bhp petrol engine in tandem with a 43bhp electric motor and paired to a dual clutch 6 speed Automatic Gearbox, the IONIQ can return a claimed 83.1 miles per gallon for Urban driving. The 5 door IONIQ offers a sizeable boot (443 litres) The entry level ‘Active’ makes the best financial sense as it is equipped with 15-inch alloys, dual-zone climate control and a 5 inch touchscreen. Autonomous braking, adaptive cruise and lane-keep assist are also standard.

Price reduced from previous quarter price Autumn Best Buy – Hyundai IONIQ Hybrid ‘SE’ Automatic  –  £349 Advance Payment (£61.73 wpms)

 

 

 

Audi Q3

The Audi Q3 may be getting a little long in the tooth and to Mobility customers only be avaialble in base Sport trim with the 1.4 litre petrol engine but it remains a very good car and, this quarter, excellent value. Equipment includes 17 inch alloy wheels, rear parking sensors, dual zone climate control, all round electric windows and front and rear fog lights, Bluetooth Audio, DAB radio, electric lumbar control,  6.5 inch retractable dash mounted colour screen that also houses the Satellite Navigation system. The 1.4 litre petrol can return an impressive 51.4 miles per gallon and can push the Q3 to 62mph in 9.2 seconds as a six speed manual or seven speed dual clutch Auto.

Price reduced from previous quarter price Autumn Best Buy – Audi Q3 1.4 petrol manual (150bhp) 2 wheel drive Sport  –  £799 Advance Payment (£64.80 wpms) or Price reduced from previous quarter price£1399 (£346 wpms) as an Automatic

 

 

Ford Kuga 4×4

Ford Kuga 4×4

The reshaped Ford Kuga offers a dash of kerb appeal with the practicality of all wheel drive and the low down pulling power of a 2.0 litre diesel engine.  The Zetec NAV trim has 17 inch alloy wheels, DAB radio, cruise control, heated front windscreen, fog lights, rear parking sensors (courtesy of Motability), leather trimmed gear knob and steering wheel and engine start button and a 8 inch touchscreen with built in sat nav. The 148bhp diesel offers brisk performance with 0-62 miles per hour taking just over 10 seconds and a claimed fuel economy of 54.3 miles per gallon which is excellent for an all wheel drive car. Despite the £400 increase in price it remains the best value diesel 4×4 with room for a family. Suzuki Vitara is the petrol 4X4 choice, manual or Auto.

 Autumn Best Buy – Ford Kuga 4 wheel drive ‘Zetec nav’ 2.0 148bhp diesel Manual  –  £1195 Advance Payment (£142 wpms)