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.




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.

Winter Best Buy – MG3 1.5 petrol manual 3Form Sport 5dr  –  £48.50 per week (you receive a DLA/PIP payment of £9.50 per week)



Mini 3 or 5 door Nil Advance Payment

Mini 5 door

The Mini needs no introduction, it drives like a go kart and looks great inside and out. The 5 door variant is 17cm longer and has, as the name suggests, rear doors, albeit very small rear doors. The 1.5 litre petrol produces 134 bhp and is a quick car, 0-62 mph in 8.2 seconds and a top speed of 129 mph while still returning a claimed combined cycle of 60.1 miles per gallon as a six speed manual or 58.9 as an 8 speed Automatic.

Price reduced from previous quarter price Winter Best Buy – MINI 3 or 5 door Cooper (134bhp 1.5 litre petrol) Manual  –   Nil Advance Payment (£59.48 wpms) or Price reduced from previous quarter price£249 as Automatic (£61.13 wpms)



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 VW Polo and 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.

Winter Best Buy – Seat Ibiza 5 door FR 1.0 tsi (113bhp) petrol DSG Automatic or Manual– Nil Advance Payment (£59.48 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. The 1.0 litre petrol engine  will reach 62 mph in just under 10 seconds and economy is an excellent 57.6 mpg as a manual for both outputs or 56.5 as an Auto. The top Xcellence lux trim has everything: keyless entry and go, blind-spot monitoring and rear cross-traffic alert, 18-inch alloy wheels, Alcantara upholstery, front parking sensors, a rear-view camera and parking assistance.

Price reduced from previous quarter price Winter Best Buy – Seat Arona Xcellence Lux 1.0 tsi (113bhp) petrol DSG Automatic or Manual– £299 Advance Payment (£61.46 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.

Price reduced from previous quarter price Winter Best Buy – Mazda CX-3 SE-L Nav 2.0 petrol 118bhp Manual   –  £199 Advance Payment (£60.80 wpms) or Price reduced from previous quarter price£499 (£62.79 wpms) as an 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.

Winter Best Buy – Golf  ‘SE’ petrol 1.0 tsi (108bhp) 6 speed Manual 3 or 5dr  –  Nil Advance Payment (£59.48 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 Winter Best Buy – Hyundai IONIQ Hybrid ‘SE’ Automatic  –  £199 Advance Payment (£60.80 wpms)




Renault Kadjar Motability Car side

Renault Kadjar 1.5 diesel reduced by £1000 to £95 AP

Renault Kadjar

The Renault Kadjar is a sister car to the Nissan Qashqai, being born out of the long running Renault – Nissan Alliance. Despite using parts and sharing engines with the Qashqai, the Kadjar is slightly longer and has a bigger boot as a result – up from 430 litres in the Nissan to 472 litres. Dynamique trim has a built in Sat-Nav paired to the 7″ touchscreen and DAB radio, 17 inch alloy wheels, cruise control, privacy glass, auto headlights and wipers, keyless entry and climate control. The 1.5 litre diesel offers a 0-62 time of 11.9 and economy of 74.3 miles per gallon from a six speed manual gearbox. The 1.2 litre petrol has 128bhp which can reach 62mph in 10.1 seconds and return a claimed economy of 50.4 miles per gallon. 

Winter Best Buy – Renault Kadjar 1.2 Petrol or Price reduced from previous quarter price1.5 Diesel Dynamique Manual  –  £95 Advance Payment (£60.10 wpms)




BMW X1 Motability Car frontBMW X1

The new X1 is sportier, lighter by up to 135kg and has more room due to the engine being turned by 90 degrees and changing from rear to front wheel drive. The X1 may be 36mm shorter but is 21mm wider and 53mm taller than its predecessor. A 90mm-longer wheelbase allows 37mm more knee room in the back. Boot space has also increased by 85 litres to 505 litres. The automatic only 20d, a 2.0 litre diesel with 187 bhp with 4 wheel drive in Sport trim is an excellent £1399 Advance Payment or the manual only 1.5 litre 3 cylinder petrol with 138 bhp, 0-62 mph in 9.6 seconds with combined economy of 51.4 miles per gallon is avaialble in X-line trim (includes the sumptuous BMW leather seats)

Price reduced from previous quarter price Winter Best Buy – BMW X1 18i Petrol X-Line 2WD  Manual  –  £899 Advance Payment (£64.80 + £97 wpms)




VW Tiguan, the pick of the SUV’s

Volkswagen Tiguan

The Tiguan is the perfect allrounder, large enough to carry the family and powerful enough to tow a twin axle caravan. The 148 bhp 2.0 litre diesel can reach 62 mph in 9.3 seconds as a front/all wheel drive manual/Automatic and fuel economy is a claimed 60.1 miles per gallon as a 2wd manual or 50.4 as an all wheel drive auto. The SE Nav trim has everything you need: 18 inch alloy wheels, front fog lights, privacy glass, three zone climate control, cruise control, front and rear parking sensors and sat nav through the excellent 8 inch touchscreen.

 Winter Best Buy – Volkswagen Tiguan ‘SE Nav’ 2.0 litre 150 diesel manual 2wd  –  £699 Advance Payment (£64.12 wpms) or £1199 (£142 wpms) as an Automatic




BMW 2 Series Grand Tourer – 7 seats from £399 Advance Payment

BMW 2 Series Grand Tourer

The BMW 2 Series is available as an Active Tourer with 5 seats (prices start at £249 AP) or the Grand Tourer  (pictured) which is 21cm longer and 5cm higher and has the option to be a 7 seater. Prices start at Price reduced from previous quarter price£399 AP for the excellent 218i SE, 1.5 litre three cylinder manual petrol with 134 bhp (0-62 mph in 8.9 seconds with economy figures of 57.6 mpg).  The 187 bhp 2.0 litre four cylinder diesel (220d) with the class leading 8 speed automatic gearbox can reach 62mph in 7.6 seconds can still return 57.6 mpg even with all wheel drive. The offers are excellent for the 2 Series, the Luxury trim line includes the sumptuous BMW leather seats.

Winter Best Buy – BMW 2 Series Grand Tourer 220d 2.0 diesel ‘Luxury 4 wheel Drive’ 8 Speed Automatic   –  £1649 Advance Payment (£592 wpms)



Seat Alhambra motability car SE LuxSEAT Alhambra

The Seat Alhambra is the more affordable sister car to the VW Sharan, it is a large seven seater, with three individual seats in the second row and two rear seats large enough for adults. The 148bhp 2.0 litre diesel offers all the power you need and claimed economy of 55.4 mpg as a manual or 54.3 as an automatic. The Xcellence trim offers heated electric front seats, full leather, sat nav, power rear sliding doors and tailgate and panoramic glass sunroof.

Price reduced from previous quarter price Winter Best Buy – Seat Alhambra ‘Xcellence’ 2.0 148 bhp diesel Manual  –  £1599 Advance Payment (£542 wpms) or Price reduced from previous quarter price£2099 (£1042 wpms) as an Automatic