The best motability cars

More than 400 cars are available - separate the wheat from the chaff with this list of the best motability cars

BuyaCar team
Apr 30, 2019

Around 200,000 new cars are leased every year through the Motability Scheme. If you’re a member of the scheme, or are looking at signing up, you’ll probably want some help picking your car.

If you’re looking for some more information about the scheme, it can be read here. But the TL;DR is that it allows people with a mobility allowance to lease a discounted car.

There are around 150 cars that cost less than the mobility allowance, and around 400 - cost the same as the mobility allowance.

You can choose a more expensive car by making a one-off advance payment to cover the difference too.

For the sake of this list, we’re picking a car that costs exactly the same as recipients of the Disability Living Allowance (DLA) get - £57.45 per week, and have a DLA advance payment of £0.

BuyaCar does not offer Motability cars.

Best motability cars

1. Skoda Octavia

Latest Skoda Octavia deals from £7,990
Finance from £125 per month

Leader of the space race is the Skoda Octavia - few hatchbacks or saloons can compete with the limo-like Octavia.

At 590-litres, the boot is vast. While the rest of the car is restrained, with a clear dashboard and the latest entertainment touchscreen.

Some critics argue that it’s dull to drive, but that would be somewhat missing the point. Only the slowest 1.0 TSI engine is available with no money down - but it’s fast enough for most needs.
Skoda Octavia buying guide

2. Hyundai Ioniq

Latest Hyundai Ioniq deals from £14,495
Finance from £207 per month

There are three flavours of Ioniq - electric, plug-in hybrid, and hybrid. Only the regular Hybrid is available with no money down.

As you’d imagine, it’s filled with tech that includes autonomous braking, adaptive cruise control (automatically adjusts speed on motorway) and blind spot detection.

The whole family can come along too - there’s room for five and the boot is decently sized - it’s larger than what the Toyota Prius can offer. The Ioniq also comes with a five-year warranty.
Hyundai Ioniq buying guide

3. Mini Countryman

Latest Mini Countryman deals from £8,397
Finance from £129 per month

The Countryman, in case you didn’t know, is Mini’s SUV. A sort of posher, more fashion-focused Nissan Qashqai. Back seat space and headroom are surprisingly generous, and the boot’s a reasonably practical 405 litres.

Terrifically responsive roadholding (only just a bit less fun than a smaller Mini) and Mini’s signature ‘groovy’ design makes it one of the most desirable cars on Motability.

There’s only one available with no money down - a 1.5 Cooper Classic. It may be base spec - but it still looks great with alloy wheels and a leather-trimmed steering wheel.
Mini Countryman buying guide

4. Citroen C4 Cactus

Citroen C4 Cactus moving

Latest Citroen C4 Cactus deals from £7,040
Finance from £117 per month

The C4 Cactus is a quirky small crossover/slightly larger family hatchback, which is one of the comfiest cars on sale today, with suspension that smooths over Britain’s poorly surfaced roads, and equally settled engines.

You can expect fuel economy of around 45mpg from the 1.2-litre petrol engine, and over 60mpg from the 1.6-litre diesel.

Both engines are available with no money down - the diesel suits the needs of long distance travellers, while the petrol is better for occasional users.
Citroen C4 Cactus buying guide

5. Seat Arona

Latest Seat Arona deals from £12,965
Finance from £172 per month

The Seat Arona is the archetypal small SUV and does a great job of eeking out as much space from the cabin as possible.

It even does a good job of feeling responsive to drive. It’s composed in all situations and comfortable, and has a good mix fuel economy rating too– up to 48mpg.

Our pick of the range would be the petrol-powered 1.0 TSI engine, in 115hp specification - which is available with no money down.
Seat Arona buying guide

              

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