Many car manufacturers pride their models on their sportiness, their strong performance and handling ability.
And while all those attributes are important, sometimes all you want is a vehicle that gets you to your destination in comfort. In the day and age where it’s trendy for cars to be fitted with as large wheels as possible, comfort is something that many car firms seem to have cast aside.
But that’s not to say that all have. Here are eight great cars that are fantastic for comfort.
For decades the Range Rover has been seen as one of the most luxurious cars on the market, and its remarkably comfortable ride plays an important part of that. Fitted with some of the best leather seats around – which almost feel like armchairs – this is a model that certainly takes the pain out of driving.
All versions are also fitted with an adaptive air suspension setup that lets you change the car’s setup, so you can switch to a sportier setting every now and again.Enquire on a new Range Rover
But just because you want a car with a comfortable ride, it doesn’t necessarily mean you have to spend an arm and a leg, as thankfully Citroen steps in to offer cars with an agreeable ride at a far more affordable price. In fact, we could have pretty much chosen any of Citroen’s models for this list.
However, it’s the funky C4 hatchback that really impresses, with its clever suspension setup being designed first and foremost to absorb bumps in the road. Top-spec versions are also fitted with ‘Advanced Comfort’ seats for an even plusher experience.Enquire on a new Citroen C4
You’ll notice a lot of luxury cars on this list, and that’s because comfort is an especially important factor. These cars are, after all, often used to carry passengers around in the rear seats. And it’s the Mercedes S-Class that continues to lead in this field, with a clever adaptive suspension setup aiming to iron out any bumps in the road, and keep the car as stable in corners as possible.
The back seats are especially comfortable – especially as the rear seats can offer electric and massaging functions – while the overall cabin’s level of technology and quality makes it an especially appealing way to travel.Enquire on a new Mercedes-Benz S-Class
Toyota’s Camry saloon makes no claims to being sporty to drive, and the result is that its focus on comfort really pays off. Big padded seats add to the overall ambiance, and it’s an especially easy car to do long distances in.
Its hybrid powertrain is also smooth and refined in normal, relaxed driving, while generous amounts of space help to make it feel more comfortable inside, too. Standard equipment is also very generous, with features such as heated seats and adaptive cruise control included across the range.Enquire on a new Toyota Camry
Lexus is another brand that aims to make journeys as relaxing as possible for its customers, and virtually all its range could have featured on this list thanks to their focus on comfort.
But our top pick is the brand’s largest RX SUV which really impresses thanks to its ability to soak up bumps in the road and undertake longer trips with minimal hassle. The RX’s interior is also brimmed with high-quality materials, while its hybrid powertrains will appeal if you’re not in a hurry.Enquire on a new Lexus RX
Typically, Audis have a sportier focus, but an exception to that rule is the Q7, which – as Audi’s only seven-seater – instead prioritises comfort. Adaptive air suspension is fitted across all versions to help make the ride as cosetting as possible, while ‘entry-level’ Sport versions, which sit on smaller 19-inch alloy wheels, are the ones to go for.
The Q7’s interior is nothing short of huge, and ideal if you have a large family, while the cabin quality is superb throughout. With a fantastic range of engines to choose from, there’s a lot to like about this Audi SUV.Enquire on a new Audi Q7
The Skoda Superb is a car that can truly do it all. From its well-built cabin to its vast interior space and great choice of powertrains, it’s a true all-rounder. And within that ability is its comfortable suspension, which manages to be compliant and iron out the bumps in the road without any adaptive trickery.
With a choice of large hatchback and estate bodystyles – as well as a plug-in hybrid – there is a Superb to suit most customers, while its £26,415 starting price makes it terrific value for money.Enquire on a new Skoda Superb
If you want the ultimate luxury car, they really don’t come much better than a Rolls-Royce. Designed to be the best of the best, these British-built cars generally manage to do just that.
And given Rolls-Royce refers to the drive of its latest Ghost saloon as having a ‘magic carpet ride', it’s safe to say models don’t come much more comfortable than this. Perhaps that’s to be expected when the Ghost has a starting price of a quarter of a million pounds, though…Find a great deal on your next car!