Best beige cars

Beige might seem like an old fashioned colour, but a number of modern cars look so much sharper in this shade than you might expect

James Wilson
Mar 31, 2022

The best beige cars will easily draw attention from passersby. Not in a flashy ‘look at me’ kind of way, but in a more subtly fashionable, chic manner. This is largely thanks to beige being a natural colour - with sand, animals such as deer and wood often fitting into the beige colour range.

Even though beige can really make a car shine, it isn’t as popular as other colours such as white, grey or black. When it comes to beige shades there are a couple of main types. There are those with a golden tinge, those with a more nude or sandy colour and those that are classed as rose gold. All look classy but the latter is by far and away the rarest.

Beige paint typically comes as either ‘flat’ or ‘metallic’ so looking after the paint through regular cleaning is very easy - you only need a bucket, sponge, some car shampoo and a hose pipe. Or, of course, a local hand car wash… If you would like to find out more about the different types of paint and discover the best cars in white, grey, orange or many more, then visit our car colour hub page.

When looking for a good beige car there is a choice of practical SUVs, cheap to run hatchbacks and even a seven-seat people carrier. If you have won the lottery there are also supercars to choose from, but we've stuck to more affordable options here.

Not all beige cars are born equal, so there are a couple of tips to keep in mind when shopping for your next vehicle. Beige is generally less popular than hues such as black or white, which means that there might be less competition for any beige cars you're considering. However, if you're looking to pay cash or opting for a finance option where you own the car at the end of the contract, it's worth bearing in mind that this will also limit the market when you come to sell the car - so you may get less money back or find it harder to sell the car.

If you are paying for the car with PCP finance, though, and you don't plan to make the optional final payment to buy the car when the contract ends, you don't need to worry about selling the car - it'll be down to the finance company to find someone else who loves the colour as much as you do.

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1. Volkswagen Tiguan

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When it comes to medium-size SUVs like the Mazda CX-5 and BMW X3, the VW Tiguan has carved a reputation as a solid and dependable option. The styling is classy but in R-Line specification, there can be a sporty edge to the looks. Titanium Beige suits the Tiguan very well, although the colour was dropped by Volkswagen in 2019, so you'll have to look for an older model if you want this shade.

Inside the Tiguan, there is plenty of space for five adults to travel in comfort. There are seven-seater models (these are badged as Allspace) with the extra seats in the boot more for small children than fully grown adults as they are a touch tight on space. In five-seat versions, the boot is rated at a decent 520 litres, although the three seats in the back can slide forward to boost this to 615 litres. Such cargo space means there should be no problem transporting a large dog or a couple of smaller canines.

Driving a Tiguan is relatively easy as the controls are nicely weighted, so long journeys aren’t a slog. If you're looking for an automatic model, keep an eye out for ‘DSG’, as this is the term VW uses to refer to its self-shifting gearboxes, which are nice and smooth during normal driving and well worth considering if your budget is high enough. Automatic models tend to be more pricey, as this type of gearbox is typically a more popular option on this type of car than a manual.

VOLKSWAGEN TIGUAN BUYERS' GUIDE

2. Citroen C1

Best beige car for low running costs

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Small cars like the Citroen C1 have a tough task on their hands. They have to be compact, affordable and economical yet also be well built and come with plenty of equipment so people don’t feel like they are driving around in an empty baked bean tin with a radio strapped to the dashboard. Happily, the Citroen C1 rises to the challenge.

All models come with a frugal petrol engine but there is a choice of manual or automatic gearboxes - or there was on models made up until 2019, as from then on an automatic was no longer an option. The manual makes for a better car, not least for the fact it means faster acceleration is possible, which in turn makes keeping up with country or motorway traffic when driving out of town much easier.

The current C1 was launched in 2014 and since then Citroen has updated the range multiple times - so much so there is a huge choice of trims to choose from. Touch models are some of the most affordable and should also mean low insurance premiums but bear in mind they are the least well equipped.

At the opposite end of the equipment and affordability scale, there are Flair and Shine trims. The latter comes with upmarket features such as a reversing camera and 15-inch alloy wheels, plus optional features such as keyless entry and push button start.

CITROEN C1 BUYERS' GUIDE

3. Citroen C3 Aircross

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In a world not short of a mundane car or two, the Citroen C3 Aircross truly stands out. The range of exterior colours is a case in point. Not only is there the Soft Sand beige (as shown above) but there are other pale colours like Cumulus Grey and Platinum Grey. There are also more vibrant hues like Breathing Blue and Spicy Orange. To give even more variety, some models have a different colour roof to the rest of the bodywork.

Inside is equally funky and the ‘Metropolitan Grey Ambiance’ colour scheme compliments beige paint rather well. Fortunately for those who need a practical car, the C3 Aircross also has a well-designed cabin and is comfortable to drive. The front seats feel almost like armchairs but they are more than supportive enough for long journeys. In the back there are three seats with a good amount of head and knee room, although if you are transporting kids in car seats, then the middle seat will become a bit tight for another passenger to sit in.

Driving the Citroen C3 Aircross is a relaxed affair. The engines on offer suit this vibe as the 1.2-litre petrol and 1.6-litre diesel engines produce enough power to make light work of daily drives. They are also very economical, helping keep fuel bills down. Our pick of the range is the 110hp 1.2-litre petrol as it promises a particularly good blend of economy and performance.

CITROEN C3 AIRCROSS BUYERS' GUIDE

4. Citroen Grand C4 SpaceTourer

Best beige car for seven seats

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Citroen was clearly not happy with only one or two beige cars, as it made sure to paint its impressive Grand C4 SpaceTourer in a similar hue, too. Prior to spring 2018 the Grand C4 SpaceTourer was called the Grand C4 Picasso, but these models are very similar. Being older, Picasso versions can be more affordable but they are fundamentally the same car, just with a different name.

One of the big Citroen’s best selling points is its spacious cabin that has seating for seven. Like the VW above, the rearmost seats are designed for kids rather than larger adults, though adults can still fit in. Access to the sixth and seventh seats is pretty good as the outer middle seats can be folded and flipped out of the way. On the subject of the middle row, the space available is excellent and all three seats come with ISOFIX points for anchoring child seats.

Despite its size, being long and thin means that if you have a tight driveway or have to regularly tackle narrow school drop-offs, this Citroen is relatively easy to manoeuvre. The large windscreen and windows mean visibility is great, too.

Citroen offers a choice of petrol and diesel models but whichever your preference we’d recommend the 'EAT6' automatic gearbox. If you are expecting to drive with a full - and probably noisy - cabin, the more relaxed driving experience will be worth its weight in beigey-gold.

CITROEN GRAND C4 SPACETOURER BUYERS' GUIDE

5. Hyundai Tucson

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The previous-generation Hyundai Tucson was in production from 2015 to 2020. As a result, there are plenty of second-hand models to choose from including those in the rather fetching White Sand colour. Overall the Tucson looks sharp without being too angular or zany, a handsome example of an SUV.

Inside the dashboard is well laid out and the touchscreen media system is easy to navigate, even if it isn’t the slickest - for example, it does not respond to pinch and swipe motions like a smartphone. When it comes to cabin space, the Tucson performs very well compared to most of its rivals. This Hyundai promises plenty of head and legroom upfront and in the back. All models are five-seaters but the rear doors open nice and wide making it easy to get larger items in the back, such as child seats.

Hyundai updated the Tucson in 2018 and 2019, introducing efficiency tweaks to the engine range. Therefore, the newer the model you can afford the better. The efficiency updates aren’t as significant a step as light and day, but they are nice to have. Then there is the driving experience, which is refined thanks to minimal road noise entering the cabin and the suspension, which is good at soaking up many bumps and potholes - ideal for UK roads.

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6. Seat Ibiza

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Seat is one of the very few car manufacturers to offer some of its models in a rose gold - which is a beigey, pinky, goldy mix. The overall result is subtly stylish, helping give cars like the Ibiza a more upmarket image. This is just another string to the Ibiza’s bow, as it is already a very well-rounded car.

The driving experience will appeal to a lot of motorists. This is because the Ibiza is quiet and comfortable on the motorway, easy to manoeuvre in town and on faster backroads it is good fun when zipping around corners. It isn’t all perfect, mind; prior to some tweaks in 2021 certain parts of the cabin used cheap-feeling plastics but similar criticisms can be levelled at key rivals such as the Ford Fiesta as well. After all, this isn't an expensive car.

Compared to many of the cars above, the Ibiza is undoubtedly small, however practically is still strong. All versions come with five doors and a large boot that is only the equivalent of a small suitcase less than what is available in larger cars such as the VW Golf. While there is no high-performance version of the Ibiza, models with 17-inch alloy wheels do look quite sporty and the turbocharged petrol engines offer decent power while still being economical.

SEAT IBIZA BUYERS' GUIDE

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