For the majority of us, long car journeys are part of everyday life. One in seven commuters are now spending two hours or more each day commuting to work and back. If you are one of the millions driving across the country to make a living, you will want a car that not only is reliable and cheap to run, but equally stylish and allows for a comfortable journey.
Whatever your budget, it’s possible to find a car that is both fuel efficient and packed with desirable features. From family hatchbacks to estates, here are our hand-picked, best cars for long journeys.
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The well rounded VW Golf remains a very popular buy in the UK for its upmarket image, efficiency and strong resale value. Running costs are surprisingly low because of the efficient engine, which has a fuel economy of 52.3 mpg and CO2 emissions of 120g/km.
The Volkswagen Golf makes for a truly comfortable drive. It feels secure when driving down country roads, quiet on the motorway and easy to drive in and around towns.
In an effort to make each long distance drive convenient, the Golf is packed with helpful features. Park assist, blind spot sensor and front assist and ACC all contribute to the ease of driving this VW. In addition, the interior boosts innovative technology - from the DYNAUDIO Excite sound system to great connectivity features - meaning that you will be entertained for the long haul.
The multi-award winning Vauxhall Insignia delivers effortless style, superb connectivity and smart driver assistance to make all your journeys luxuriously smooth. The car is brilliantly fuel efficient, especially for its size, with a competitive 53.3 mpg.
With flexible storage options and a spacious interior comfort, the Insignia allows you to enjoy every one of your long journeys. With technical innovations such as adaptive cruise control and head-up display, the Vauxhall Insignia keeps you in control of each drive, making it a great commuter car.
If you are searching for a practical and spacious car for long journeys, the Skoda Superb could be the best option for you. The Superb range gives you various options to choose from: hatchback or estate, petrol or diesel, automatic or manual, meaning that you can get the car that bests suits your requirements.
This car is packed with features and thoughtful touches to make your journey enjoyable and comfortable, with WLTP fuel consumption ranging from 40.9 to 54.3 mpg. The Skoda Superb focus on practicality and comfort makes it a great car for long journeys.
Travel in style and comfort with the Hyundai i10. The simple sophistication of the body is stylish, with a sleek design that significantly reduces wind and road noise for long motorway journeys.
The Hyundai i10’s interior is packed with useful features, such as foldable rear seats, allowing the standard luggage capacity of 252 litres to expand to 1,046 litres when folded down.
Whether you are enduring a long journey or a short drive, you’ll appreciate the attention to detail that’s inside the i10. Built in navigation, audio system, connectivity features, rear parking sensors and automatic air conditioning system all allow for a comfortable drive. With driver assistance technologies benefiting you further, your i10 will help you keep on track.
Peugeot 208’s stylish body hosts innovative technology and is packed with safety features. The 208’s high quality interior and low running costs makes it the perfect vehicle for long journeys. With a six-speed gearbox, fuel economy of 76.3mpg and CO2 emissions of 97g/km, the Peugeot 208 is a very efficient car.
Interior comfort is premium with dual-zone air conditioning, electric windows and a 7” capacitive multifunction colour touchscreen. The host of communications and lifestyle technology makes driving easy and comfortable. Plus, when it comes to parking, the colour reversing camera, rear parking sensors and park assist are all on hand to help.
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