Automatic cars available on the Motability Scheme
The best automatic Motability cars will also have many other desirable traits. Providing an ample level of comfort is one of them, as are being ergonomic, spacious and accessible. Safety is an important consideration as well.
Below we've picked out 10 automatic cars that are available through Motability and possess all of these qualities in abundance, whilst also having their own unique character.
Citroën C5 Aircross EAT8 Automatic
If you're looking for a comfortable Motability vehicle, you can't do much better than the C5 Aircross. Its Citroën Advanced Comfort® features include Progressive Hydraulic Cushions, for supple suspension and therefore a smooth ride, and Advanced Comfort® Seats to make long journeys much more pleasant.
The C5 Aircross is also highly spacious and modular with individual sliding and folding rear seats, plus boot capacity ranging from 580 litres to 720 litres. The interior is easy to access too, with raised ground clearance and wide door openings.
An extensive driver assistance feature list includes coffee break alert (which detects signs of drowsy driving and alerts the driver), hill start assist and park assist. Choose between petrol and turbodiesel engines paired with an 8-speed automatic transmission, with quick shifts for greater efficiency.
Renault ZOE Auto
Motability users will appreciate the quiet and serene driving experience provided by the ZOE. Its lack of an internal combustion engine means noise and vibrations are kept to an absolute minimum.
Practicality is decent too, with a boot that's comparable to the one found on the larger Clio. The seats are comfortable and the doors are nice and large, meaning its easy to get in and out.
Nissan Qashqai DCT Auto
As well as being a regular in the UK's top 10 bestselling cars of the year, the Nissan Qashqai can also lay claim to being the outright bestselling vehicle on the Motability Scheme. And it's no surprise, as it offers everything you'd want in an SUV, with space, comfort and a pleasant driving experience.
The Qashqai is available with a dual-clutch automatic transmission for smooth performance and easy driving, while efficiency rates of over 50mpg keep running costs low.
A range of driver assistance technology comes with most models, such as front and rear parking sensors, blind spot warning and satellite navigation with live traffic updates.
Kia Sportage DCT Auto
Kia's distinctive-looking mid-size SUV, the Sportage, is a very comfortable Motability car. The cockpit is full of good quality materials and is driver-friendly, with an ergonomic layout designed to put all controls within easy reach. The driving position makes it easy to read the eye-level dashboard and gives you a commanding view of the road ahead.
The Sportage is highly accessible with options such as keyless entry, a start/stop button and a hands-free tailgate, making loading up the boot and setting off easier than ever.
The latest generation 7-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission provides smooth performance and great fuel efficiency of around 50mpg on diesel versions.
Vauxhall Crossland Auto
The Vauxhall Crossland is an ideal Motability vehicle. As a compact SUV, it has strong credentials with its easy access, raised driving position and plentiful space. The 410-litre boot is almost perfectly rectangular, making it easy to stow away mobility aids such as wheelchairs or walking frames.
Some useful technology features are available too, such as the Apple CarPlay/Android Auto-compatible infotainment system that comes as standard. This allows you to use your smartphone via the vehicle's touchscreen or even with voice commands, providing complete relaxation and control.
The range also offers ergonomic front seats for added comfort and various safety features including speed sign recognition and automatic emergency braking.
BMW 1 Series Steptronic Auto
The BMW 1 Series is a premium Motability car option that comes with an automatic gearbox. The cockpit is high-quality and features a configurable digital instrument cluster, plus a head-up display that's in the driver's line of sight for maximum convenience.
You can adjust the driving dynamics to suit you with selectable driving modes, while the 8-speed automatic transmission is designed to provide optimum driving comfort and fuel efficiency. You can even change gears manually using the paddles on the steering wheel.
An extensive range of safety technology comes as standard, including park assist, a reversing camera and forward collision warning, so you know you're in safe hands on the road.
DS DS 3 CROSSBACK EAT8 Auto
The DS 3 CROSSBACK is one of the most luxurious and driver-friendly Motability vehicles around. The digital cockpit is designed so you can operate all the controls whilst concentrating on driving and enjoying the view of the surroundings from your raised driving position.
As always with DS, you get a sumptuous interior and advanced technology such as DS SMART ACCESS, which allows you to grant access to your car using an app - useful if family or friends will also be driving your Motability vehicle.
A wide range of driver assistance and safety technology is featured, including DS DRIVE ASSIST, which takes the stress out of motorway driving, and DS MATRIX LED VISION, which makes driving in the dark easier by automatically adjusting the headlights.
Ford Focus Active Auto
This household name is best known as a fantastic family car, and it doubles up as a great Motability vehicle, too. After all, it's right up there in terms of comfort, space and driver convenience.
The Focus Active is easy to access with wide door openings and a raised ride height, while the estate version has a hands-free tailgate, meaning the boot can be opened effortlessly. An adjustable load floor allows plenty of space for your stowage requirements, while 18-way adjustable seats mean you can drive in comfort every time.
The latest Focus offers a sophisticated new 8-speed automatic transmission with improved acceleration and super-smooth gear changes. This could not be easier to operate, as Ford have replaced the traditional gear stick with a rotary dial. Furthermore, parking mode is automatically selected when you park the car.
Mercedes-Benz A-Class Auto
The Mercedes-Benz A-Class gives you the chance to experience true luxury in your Motability car. With man-made leather finished seats and high-quality materials throughout the cabin, the A-Class is a pleasure to drive every time.
The new interface comprises a touchpad, touchscreen and multi-function steering wheel, allowing you to adapt your cockpit to suit you.
A choice of driving modes, such as Eco and Comfort, means you can alter the driving experience according to the situation. The automatic transmission options are a 7-speed conventional auto paired with the petrol engines, and an 8-speed dual-clutch with diesel units.
Hyundai Tucson DCT
The Tucson SUV offers Hyundai's key selling points of economy, flexibility and comfort. It's ergonomically designed, with premium upholstery and a soft-touch dashboard to make your journey that little bit more pleasant.
The interior is spacious and modular, with a 620-litre boot and up to 1,799 litres of storage space when the 40:20:40 split folding rear seats are flat.
The 7-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission version can achieve well over 40mpg with near-seamless gear changes.
The intelligent safety technology available includes speed limit warning and driver attention alert, keeping you safe when you're out and about.
Find your perfect automatic Motability car at Evans Halshaw
The range of Motability cars available as automatic models is massive, and while we think these are some of the best Motability cars you can buy, there are plenty more ideal vehicles out there.