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.

 

 

Q3 2020 Summer best deals:

Seat Ibiza

The fifth-generation SEAT Ibiza, based on the VW Group’s all-new small car platform called MQB A0, which will also underpin new versions of the Volkswagen Polo and Audi A1 and SEAT Arona crossover. We think it’s one of the finest-looking superminis out there. Trim Lines run from SE Tech, FR, FR Sport, Excellence and Excellence Lux. All have an eight-inch infotainment screen with built in sat nav. The 70bhp 1.0-litre ‘MPI’ petrol feels quicker than its lethargic 0-62mph figure of 14.7 seconds suggests; it’s free-revving in town and takes motorway driving in its stride, economy is a claimed 56.5 mpg, move up to the 94bhp or even the 113 for more punch. Automatic cars are on the 113 bhp version only and start at Nil Ap on the FR trim

 Summer Best Buy – Seat Ibiza 1.0 FR (79bhp) Manual  – £58.00 per week (You keep £4.25 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.

Summer Best Buy – Toyota Yaris Hybrid ‘Icon Tech’ Automatic   –  £195 Advance Payment  (£65.18 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.

 Summer Best Buy – Seat Arona FR Sport 1.0 tsi petrol (113bhp)  Manual £62.25 per week (You keep any increase in DLA/PIP Mobility payment)

Summer Best Buy – Seat Arona Xcellence 1.0 tsi petrol (113bhp)  Automatic – Nil Advance Payment (£63.56 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.

 Summer Best Buy – MINI Countryman Cooper Classic (134bhp 1.5 litre Petrol) Manual  –  Nil Advance Payment (£63.56 wpms) or £249 (£65.21 wpms) as Automatic

 

 

Mitsubishi ASX

Despite this latest ASX looking a lot different to the previous one, it’s actually pretty much the same car underneath and this is not a new car but a big facelift.  There is a single engine, a turboless 2.0-litre petrol that produces 150hp with either a 5 speed manual in 2wheel drive or a CVT Auto in 4 wheel drive, Economy is a claimed 40.4 miles per gallon. Two trim lines are available, Dynamic and Exceed. Dynamic cars have 18-inch alloy wheels, LED headlights with auto levelling, 8 inch infotainment with reversing camera, heated front seats, cruise control, automatic air conditioning and keyless operation. Exceed add panoramic glass roof with black roof rails, leather upholstery, electric driver’s seat, TomTom navigation system, Blind Spot Warning with Lane Change Assist and Rear Cross Traffic Alert and LED front fog lights.

Price reduced from previous quarter price Summer Best Buy – Mitsubishi ASX 2.0 litre petrol ‘Dynamic’ 5 speed manual 2 Wheel Drive £62.25 per week (You keep any increase in DLA/PIP Mobility payment) or £899 (£69.50) in Exceed trim

Summer Best Buy – Mitsubishi ASX 2.0 litre petrol ‘Exceed’ CVT Automatic 4 Wheel Drive –  £1249 Advance Payment (£121 wpms)

 

 

Seat Tarraco

The new SEAT seven seater has seen large price increases this quarter., Prices once started at £499 Advance payment for the 1.5 litre petrol, are now £1749 (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. Xcellence trim 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 start at £1949 AP, the Tiguan Allspace is a better offering.

Summer Best Buy – Seat Tarraco 1.5 Petrol SE Tech 148bhp Manual 2wd  –  £2099 Advance Payment (£971 wpms)

Summer Best Buy – Seat Tarraco 2.0 Diesel Xcellence 148bhp Manual 2wd  –  £2999 Advance Payment (£1871 wpms)

 

 

Volkswagen Tiguan Allspace

The Tiguan Allspace 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 and is the engine to chose, the 1.5 petrol struggles in such a big, heavy car. Four diesel cars are on the Scheme, a six speed manual or a 7 speed DSG automatic with either two or four wheel drive in Match trim or the SEL trim front wheel drive only as a manual car.

 Summer Best Buy – Volkswagen Tiguan Allspace 2.0 diesel 148bhp Manual ‘Match’ 2wd  –  £2949 Advance Payment (£1821 wpms) or £3249 (£2121 wpms) as an Auto

Summer Best Buy – Volkswagen Tiguan Allspace 2.0 diesel 148bhp Manual ‘SEL’ 2wd  –  £2999 Advance Payment (£1871 wpms)

 Summer Best Buy – Volkswagen Tiguan Allspace 2.0 diesel 148bhp Automatic ‘Match’ 4wd  –  £3449 Advance Payment (£2321 wpms)

 

 

Citroen C5 Aircross

The C5 Aircross is one of the largest SUV’s on the scheme (5 seat only).  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 1.5 litre diesel engine performs well offering 129 brake horse power and can return a claimed 68.9 mpg on the WLTP cycle. Sadly the Automatic cars start at £1695 AP.

Winter Best Buy – Citroen C5 Aircross 1.5 diesel manual ‘flair’   – £695 Advance Payment (£68.16 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.

Summer Best Buy – Peugeot 5008  ‘Active’ 1.5 litre  diesel Manual  –  £1099 Advance Payment (£69.50 + £200 wpms)  Allure £1599 (£471 wpms), GT Line £1899 (£771 wpms).

 

 

MG – HS

The MG HS is the new replacement the GS, it is developed in Longbridge and built in China and boasts a 450 litre boot and room for five adults. Powered by a 1.5 litre petrol, six speed manual or seven-speed dual-clutch automatic, that produces good power at 160 bhp (0-62 in 9-9 seconds) but the fuel economy is a tad disappointing at 37.2 miles per gallon.  Two trims, Excite and Exclusive both well equipped but the Exclusive has nice touches such as reversing camera, LED headlights and a panoramic glass roof. Prices for the manual car are Nil in Excite and £799 in Exclusive and as an auto £199 and £999 Advance Payment for the two trims. Full review here

 

 

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. Full review here.

Summer Best Buy – Vauxhall Grandland X  ‘SE Premium’ 1.2 litre 128bhp petrol manual  –  £199 Advance Payment (£64.87 wpms) or £699 (£68.18 wpms) as 1.5 Diesel

Summer Best Buy – Vauxhall Grandland X  ‘SRi Nav’ 1.2 litre 128bhp petrol Automatic  –  £1099 Advance Payment (£69.50 +£200 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. Cars this quarter are stock only as the Ateca is due a facelift over the coming months.

Summer Best Buy – Seat Ateca  ‘FR’ 2.0 148 bhp diesel manual  –  £999 Advance Payment (£69.50 + £67 wpms) or £1249 (£132 wpms) as an Automatic

 

 

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 382 litre boot space. The Niro hybrid comes with a 6-speed dual clutch transmission, a 1.6-litre petrol 4-cylinder engine, and a small 1.56 kWh battery that is charged by the engine and regenerative means, a self charging hybrid. Combined, it makes 139bhp and 195 lb-ft of torque and can return a claimed 55.5 miles per gallon.

 Summer Best Buy – Kia Niro Hybrid ‘2’ Automatic  –   Nil  Advance Payment (£63.56 wpms)

 

 

MGZS Electric car joined 14th Feb 2020

MG ZS EV Electric

The Chinese built budget Electric compact SUV comes to the Scheme. The 448 litre boot and seating for five (4+1 really) makes it a huge step in the right direction for those looking for a practical Electric car.  The numbers are quite impressive too, 0-62 in mph in 8.7 seconds with a limited top speed of 87 miles per hour. The ZS EV has a 44.5 kWh lithium-ion battery (liquid cooled) that equates to a ‘real world’ range of around 140 miles (official rating 163 miles WLTP) per full charge. Charging times are 6 1/2 hours on a typical home charger (7kW) from zero to full. Using a 50kWh public rapid charger 80% battery capacity can be reached in only 45 minutes. Two trim lines Excite and Exclusive, we are swayed towards the Exclusive for the panoramic glass roof and heated front seats. Prices for Q3 2020 are Price reduced from previous quarter price£499 Advance Payment for the Excite trim and Price reduced from previous quarter price£999 for the Exclusive. *Home wall charger included

 

 

Volvo XC40

The XC40 was previous only avaialble in entry trim Momentum, now we have Inscription (leather seats) and the sporty R-Design and the ability to upgrade to the pro model with certain engines.  The prices have reduced and now offer better value. The 1.5 litre three cylinder T3 offers a boosted 161bhp 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 new (mild hybrid) Automatic only 2.0 litre B4 has an extra cylinder and pumps out 187 bhp with an impressive 300nm of torque giving a 0-62 time of 8.4 seconds, available in front or all wheel drive. The 148bhp 2.0-litre Diesel D3, available as a front wheel drive manual car. The XC40 is one of the few cars to see reduction in prices for Q3 2020,

Petrol Manual:

Summer Best Buy – Volvo XC40 R-Design T3 1.5 litre petrol 161 bhp front wheel drive Manual –  £899 Advance Payment (£69.50 wpms) or Price reduced from previous quarter price£1399 (£271 wpms) in R-Design Pro

Price reduced from previous quarter price Summer Best Buy – Volvo XC40 Inscription T3 1.5 litre petrol 161 bhp front wheel drive Manual –  £899 Advance Payment (£69.50 wpms) or Price reduced from previous quarter price£1599 (£471 wpms) in Inscription Pro

Petrol Automatic:

Price reduced from previous quarter price Summer Best Buy – Volvo XC40 R-Design T3 1.5 litre petrol 161 bhp front wheel drive Automatic –  £1199 Advance Payment (£71 wpms) or Price reduced from previous quarter price£1399 (£271 wpms) in Inscription Trim or £1899 (£771 wpms) in Inscription Pro

Price reduced from previous quarter price Summer Best Buy – Volvo XC40 R-Design B4 2.0 litre petrol 187 bhp 2 wheel drive Automatic –  £1799 Advance Payment (£671 wpms) or Price reduced from previous quarter price£1999 (£871 wpms) in Inscription Trim (add £200 to either trim to upgrade to Pro)

Price reduced from previous quarter price Summer Best Buy – Volvo XC40 R-Design B4 2.0 litre petrol 187 bhp 4 wheel drive Automatic –  £2399 Advance Payment (£1271 wpms) or Price reduced from previous quarter price£2599 (£1471 wpms) in Inscription Trim (No option to upgrade to Pro)

Diesel Manual:

Price reduced from previous quarter price Summer Best Buy – Volvo XC40 Inscription Pro D3 2.0 litre Diesel 148 bhp front wheel drive Manual –  £2599 Advance Payment (£1471 wpms)

Automatic Diesel:

Summer Best Buy – Volvo XC40 R-Design D3 2.0 litre Diesel 187 bhp 4 wheel drive Automatic –  £3599 Advance Payment (£2471 wpms)

Summer Best Buy – Volvo XC40 Inscription Pro D3 2.0 litre Diesel 148 bhp front wheel drive Automtic –  £3749 Advance Payment (£2621 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.

 Summer Best Buy  –  Volkswagen Sharan 148bhp Diesel  Manual ‘SE Nav’ –  £1749 Advance Payment (£621 wpms) or £2349 (£1221 wpms) as an Automatic