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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MG3

The upgraded for 2019 MG3 offers good looks, space, five doors and lots of equipment without using all your Award. The single engine is a 1.5 litre, 5 speed manual, petrol with 105 bhp that takes 10.4 seconds to sprint from 0-62mph and returns a claimed 47.1 miles per gallon. Excite Trim has a new 8-inch colour touchscreen, Apple CarPlay smartphone connectivity, remote central locking, 16 inch Alloy wheels, rear parking sensors and air conditioning. The boot offers 285 litres of space, which is comparable to the class leading Ford Fiesta.

Autumn Best Buy – MG3 Excite 1.5 petrol (105bhp) Manual  – £47.20 per week (You keep £14.00 per week of the DLA/PIP Mobility payment)

 

 

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.

 Autumn Best Buy – Toyota Yaris Hybrid ‘Icon Tech’ Automatic   –  £195 Advance Payment  (£64.10 wpms)

 

 

Seat Arona

The Arona is based on the excellent Seat Ibiza, 15mm raised ride and 79mm longer, the taller cabin increases the interior space leading to more headroom and a better view for all and the 400 litre boot means the Arona has ample room for four adults and their luggage. FR trim has 17 inch alloy wheels, full LED headlamps, dark-tinted rear windows and twin exhaust pipes and ambient interior lighting in a range of user-selectable colours, FR Sport adds 18-inch wheels, black Alcantara suede upholstery and dynamic chassis control, Xcellence has adaptive cruise control  and Keylesss entry while Xcelence Lux adds rear view camera, park assist and digital cockpit. The 113bhp three cylinder petrol engine is excellent, reaching 62 mph in just under 10 seconds and power is delivered seamlessly, with little of the lag you sometimes get with turbocharged engines, economy is an excellent 57.6 mpg as a six speed manual.

Autumn Best Buy – Seat Arona FR Sport or Xcellence 1.0 tsi petrol (113bhp)  Manual £58.95 per week (You keep £2.25 per week of the DLA/PIP Mobility payment)

Autumn Best Buy – Seat Arona Xcellence Lux 1.0 tsi petrol (113bhp)  Automatic – £99 Advance Payment (£63.47 wpms)

 

 

Mini Countryman

The excellent 1.5 litre petrol Countryman has remained competitive this Quarter, the 134bhp (220Nm of torque) on offer can propel the Mini to 62 miles per hour in 9.6 seconds and return a claimed 51.4 miles per gallon. The Classic trim has a 6.5 inch screen with sat nav and Apple Carplay, DAB radio and rear parking sensors. The option exists to add the Comfort Nav+ which adds Automatic air conditioning, rear parking sensors, passenger seat height adjustment storage compartment pack, floor mats, front centre armrest, heated seats, wireless charging and an upgraded touchscreen to 8.8 inch. This adds £900 to the Advance payment price.

Autumn Best Buy – MINI Countryman Cooper Classic (134bhp 1.5 litre Petrol) Manual  –  Nil Advance Payment (£62.81 wpms) or £249 (£64.46 wpms) as Automatic

 

 

Mercedes GLA

The new GLA is due in 2019 and as a passing shot Mercedes have been through the parts bin and cobbled together the GLA180 Urban Edition, and it is superb value. Powered by the 1.6 litre 120 bhp petrol engine from the B-Class the 0-62 time of 9 seconds time is excellent and the option of a 6 speed manual or 7 speed Auto make for comfortable progress, it’s not quick and if you push it the claimed mpg of 51.4 will quickly head towards the low 30’s. You do get 18 inch alloy wheels, roof rails, front fog lights, LED head and tail lights, privacy glass, auto wipers, off road comfort suspension (raised by 30mm), keyless go, air conditioning, reversing camera, fake leather seats, cruise control, driving mode selector, electrically adjustable and heated mirrors, twin chrome exhaust and an eight inch media display with Apple Carplay and Android auto. New This Quarter is the GLA200 Urban Edition which offers a power boost to 154 bhp and a claimed improvement in economy to 42.8 for the manual and 44.1 for the Automatic, prices are the same.

Autumn Best Buy –  Mercedes GLA 180 or GLA200 1.6 petrol Manual ‘Urban Edition’ –  £599 Advance Payment (£66.77 wpms) or £699 (£67.43 wpms) as an Automatic

 

 

Mazda CX-5

The big Mazda has been reduced by £700 as a petrol car, the same £700 it increased by last quarter, prices now start at £799 for the petrol SE-L+ trim. The Diesel car is now avaialble in 2wd with 148bhp or 4wd with 181bhp. Both can to 2000kg but the 4wd with 420 nm of torque is a great tow car, despite the relatively small nose weight of 88kg. Full prices here.

Price reduced from previous quarter price Autumn Best Buy – Mazda CX-5 ‘SE-L+’  2.0 litre Petrol (163 bhp) Manual  –  £799 Advance payment (£66.11 wpms) or Price reduced from previous quarter price£999 (££68.35 +£159.09 wpms) as an Automatic

 

 

Seat Tarraco

The new SEAT seven seater is a cracking deal, Prices starting at £499 Advance payment for the 1.5 litre petrol (Manual only) Open Tarraco brochure here. The Standard equipment list is huge, all cars have seven seats, digital cockpit, 3 zone climate control, LED lights and cruise control. At £1399 Advance Payment the Xcellence 2.0 litre diesel manual adds 19 inch Alloys, Sat nav, wireless phone charging, rear camera, alcantara sports seats, adaptive cruise control, park assist, keyless entry, electric tailgate and privacy glass. Automatic cars are limited to the 4wd diesel starting at Price reduced from previous quarter price£1749 AP, the Tiguan Allspace is a better offering.

 Autumn Best Buy – Seat Tarraco 2.0 Diesel Xcellence 148bhp Manual 2wd  –  £1399 Advance Payment(£286.84 wpms)

 

 

Volkswagen Tiguan Allspace

The on – off situation regarding the Allspace continues, the latest news is that it is now back on the Scheme in the new ‘Match’ trim which includes, adaptive cruise control, sat nav, parking sensors, front and rear, 19 inch alloy wheels, keyless entry, privacy glass, electric tailgate, three zone climate control and park assist with rear view camera. The 148 bhp 2.0 litre diesel is nothing short of fantastic. Four cars are on the Scheme, a six speed manual (£1149 AP) or a 7 speed DSG automatic with either two or four wheel drive, bizarrely the 4wd car is cheaper, £1449 AP compared to £1649 for the front wheel drive car.  This Quarter also sees the SEL trim front wheel drive Allspace added only as a manual car at an excellent £1849 AP.

 Autumn Best Buy – Volkswagen Tiguan Allspace 2.0 diesel 148bhp Manual ‘Match’ 2wd  –  £1149 Advance Payment (£36.85 wpms) or £1649 (£536.84 wpms) as a 4WD Auto

 

Citroen C5 Aircross

The C5 Aircross is one of the largest SUV’s on the scheme, Quarter 3 saw a £800 reduction in the AP of the 1.2 petrol in flair trim which has been maintained into quarter 4. Alongside cushioned suspension the car comes with a 12.3-inch digital instrument display, eight-inch infotainment touchscreen, 18 inch alloy wheels, front parking sensors, rear view camera, built-in sat-nav and a forward-facing camera for recording road incidents, climate control, automatic headlights and wipers. The small engine performs well offering 129 brake horse power and can return a claimed 36.6 – 44.2 mpg on the WLTP cycle. Sadly the Automatic cars start at Price reduced from previous quarter price£1595 AP.

Autumn Best Buy – Citroen C5 Aircross 1.2  petrol manual ‘flair’   – £95 Advance Payment (£62.85 wpms)

 

 

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 Autumn Best Buy – Peugeot 5008  ‘Active’ 1.5 litre  diesel Manual  –  £999 Advance Payment (£68.35 + £147.30 wpms)  Allure Price reduced from previous quarter price£1499 (£147.30 wpms), GT Line Price reduced from previous quarter price£1799 (£672.92 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 over the last two quarters with the manual car now Nil Advance Payment with further reductions across the range. Full review here.

Autumn Best Buy – Vauxhall Grandland X  ‘SE’ 1.2 litre 128bhp petrol or 1.5 litre diesel manual  –  Nil Advance Payment (£62.81 wpms) or £99 (£63.47 wpms) as Business Edition Nav or £299 (£64.79 wpms) as SRi nav

Autumn Best Buy – Vauxhall Grandland X  ‘SRi Nav’ 1.2 litre 128bhp petrol Automatic  –  £699 Advance Payment (£67.43 wpms)

 

 

Seat Ateca 

The Alteca is the sister car to the VW Tiguan and Skoda Karoq, the Seat is a little smaller (boot is 510 litres compared to 615 in the VW with the seats slid forward) but as is the way with Seat cars is a a little more sporty by design. The 2.0 litre diesel with 148 bhp is an excellent choice, economy is a claimed 60.1 mph for the manual car and 62 mph can be reached in 8.8 seconds and with 340 Nm of torque it pulls well and has a braked tow weight of 1900kg.

 Autumn Best Buy – Seat Ateca  ‘FR’ 2.0 148 bhp diesel manual  –  £899 Advance Payment (£68.35 + £59.10 wpms) or £1099 (£68.35 + £259.09 wpms) as an Automatic

 

 

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 Autumn Best Buy – Hyundai IONIQ Hybrid ‘Premium’ Automatic  –  £99 Advance Payment (£63.47 wpms)

Price reduced from previous quarter price Autumn Best Buy – Hyundai IONIQ Hybrid ‘Premium SE’ Automatic  –  £449 Advance Payment (£65.78 wpms)

 

 

Volvo XC40

The XC40 was previous only avaialble in entry trim Momentum, now we have Momentum Pro, Inscription (leather seats) and the sporty R-Design  The prices have reduced but remain at the top end, but now offer better value. The 1.5 litre three cylinder T3 offers 154 bhp and only drives the front wheels. Performance is brisk, 62 miles per hour can be reached in 9.4 seconds with a top speed of 124 mph. Economy, on the other hand, is not astounding, with a claimed combined effort of 45.6 miles per gallon. The Automatic only 2.0 litre T4 has an extra cylinder and pumps out 187bhp with an impressive 300nm of torque giving a 0-62 time of 8.4 seconds, available in front or all wheel drive. New this quarter is the 148bhp 2.0-litre Diesel D3, available as a front wheel drive manual car. Prices have been slashed and now start at Price reduced from previous quarter price£999 AP.

Price reduced from previous quarter price Autumn Best Buy – Volvo XC40 R-Design T3 1.5 litre petrol 161 bhp front wheel drive Manual –  £999 Advance Payment (£86.84 wpms) or Price reduced from previous quarter price£1199 (£68.35pw + £159.10 wpms) in Inscription Trim (add £500 to to upgrade to Pro)

Price reduced from previous quarter price Autumn Best Buy – Volvo XC40 R-Design T3 1.5 litre petrol 161 bhp front wheel drive Automatic –  £1299 Advance Payment (£186.85 wpms) or Price reduced from previous quarter price£1499 (£386.85 wpms) in Inscription Trim (No option to upgrade to Pro)

 Autumn Best Buy – Volvo XC40 R-Design T4 2.0 litre petrol 187 bhp 2 wheel drive Automatic –  £1799 Advance Payment (£686.85 wpms) or £1999 (£886.84 wpms) in Inscription Trim (add £200 to to upgrade to Pro)

Price reduced from previous quarter price Autumn Best Buy – Volvo XC40 R-Design T4 2.0 litre petrol 187 bhp 4 wheel drive Automatic –  £2399 Advance Payment (£1286.84 wpms) or £2599 (£1486.85 wpms) in Inscription Trim

 Autumn Best Buy – Volvo XC40 Inscription Pro D3 2.0 litre Diesel 148 bhp front wheel drive Manual –  £2999 Advance Payment (£1886.84 wpms) or £3749 (£2636.85 as Automatic

 

 

Mini Countryman PHEV

The Mini Countryman Plug in Hybrid has a 1.5 litre 3 cylinder petrol engine powering the front wheels and an 88hp electric motor powering the rear wheels, the total power avaialble combining the two engines is 224 brake horse power and a 0-62 miles per hour can be achieved in 6.8 seconds. More importantly you can drive up to 25 miles (around 17 in reality) on electric power alone from a fully charged car. Charging can be as fast as two hours fifteen minutes and it is also possible to charge from a household 3 pin plug, though does take longer.

Autumn Best Buy – Mini Countryman PHEV Cooper S ‘E’  –   £1749  Advance Payment (£636.85 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) adaptive 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. All models now come with a 6.5″ touchscreen media system.  The pick of the engines is the two litre 181 brake horse power diesel, which as a six speed DSG automatic offers an excellent combination of power and economy and a towing capacity of 2200kg, WLTP mpg figures suggest 40mpg is achievable.

 Autumn Best Buy  –  Volkswagen Sharan 148bhp Diesel  Manual ‘SE Nav’ –  £1499 Advance Payment (£386.85 wpms) or £1999 (£886.84 wpms) as an Automatic