Why buy a 4x4 car on the Motability Scheme?
4x4 Motability cars provide disabled drivers with enhanced driving stability and grip, particularly in inclement weather conditions such as rain, snow and ice. They're also better at tackling rough terrain and loose surfaces, making them ideal if you live off the beaten path.
The Motability Scheme itself lets you exchange your disability living allowance payments for a vehicle, helping you to stay mobile and live life to the full.
What 4x4 Motability cars are there?
All of the recommendations below are SUVs, which bring their own benefits. A high-up driving position makes it easy to climb in and out of the driver's seat, while practicality and comfort levels are high, too.
Brands such as Hyundai, Peugeot, MINI, Dacia and BMW all offer excellent four-wheel drive cars on the Motability Scheme. Those looking for a Land Rover 4x4 on Motability will be disappointed, as the brand does not sell cars through the scheme.
Hyundai Tucson PHEV
The Hyundai Tucson is available in four-wheel drive form on the Motability Scheme, as long as you're happy specifying the plug-in hybrid powertrain.
You will no doubt be satisfied with this option, given that the Tucson Plug-in Hybrid is an excellent all-round vehicle. Practicality is good, the driving experience is refined and the powertrain is a superbly executed piece of engineering.
When fully charged, it can travel up to 34 miles in EV mode, using no petrol at all. After that, it automatically switches to hybrid mode, where the petrol engine and electric motor work together for maximum efficiency.
MINI Countryman ALL4
The MINI Countryman is the four-wheel drive Motability car that gives you the most choice in terms of specification.
There are several engine and model grade combinations available, leaving you to decide whether you want maximum performance and features or a lower advance payment.
Using MINI's ALL4 all-wheel drive system, the entry-level 1.5-litre Cooper Classic will get you around just fine, while the 2.0-litre models add significantly more zip when you press the throttle pedal.
Automatic gearboxes are available, as are additional "packs" that give you more comfort features and tech.
Dacia Duster 4x4
Pleasingly, the diesel 4x4 versions of the Dacia Duster have been made available to customers on the Motability Scheme. This is great news because the Duster is one of the best four-wheel drive cars out there.
It makes light work of hills and rough terrain, thanks not only to the four driven wheels, but the high ground clearance helps, too. Electronic aids such as Hill Start Assist and Hill Descent Control help you to stay in control on steep slopes.
Other handy features include a built-in compass and altimeter in the infotainment system, helping you to stay informed about where you're headed.
Peugeot 3008 Hybrid4
The Peugeot 3008 Hybrid4 is another example of an excellent plug-in hybrid Motability car with 4x4 capabilities. It's a powerful model too, with the turbocharged petrol engine and electric motor combining for a total of 300bhp when in Sport mode.
Pure electric range is up to 40 miles, after which the car switches back into hybrid mode, allowing you to continue on your way.
Standard equipment is extraordinary on top-of-the-line Peugeots nowadays, and the 3008 Hybrid4 is no exception. Standard equipment includes 3D navigation, parking sensors and voice recognition technology.
BMW X1 xDrive
You may not be aware that BMW are one of the big players when it comes to Motability cars, largely thanks to their range of small SUVs like the X1.
It's a car that offers premium motoring and often comes in around the same cost as a car from brands that don't quite match the BMW badge for kudos.
The X1 uses BMW's famous xDrive all-wheel drive setup, which deploys sensors to detect wheel slip on loose surfaces such as gravel, snow and ice, then immediately diverts power to the wheels that have the most grip. All of this is done in under 0.1 seconds, always keeping you stable and in control of the car.
BMW X2 xDrive
The X2 is the sportier sibling of the X1, with a bolder design that's intended to catch the eye of style-conscious Motability car buyers.
The driving position is a bit lower than the X1, so that's something you'll want to take into consideration. Boot space is only slightly compromised, and you likely wouldn't be able to tell the difference with the naked eye.
xDrive all-wheel drive is paired with a 2.0-litre turbocharged petrol engine and there's a decent turn of pace when you need it. The X2 is quite fun to drive, with sharp steering and a lot less body roll than you might expect.
Find your perfect 4x4 Motability car with Evans Halshaw
4x4 cars provide a wide range of benefits to customers of the Motability scheme, including enhanced traction and stability on slippery roads. However, there are fewer options to choose from than there used to be.
With that said, as one of the leading sellers of Motability cars, Evans Halshaw (along with our sister brand, Stratstone), are able to supply all of the above models to eligible customers throughout the UK. Take a look at all our Motability prices and offers to get started.