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 some of our favourite 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
- Nissan Qashqai
- Kia Picanto
- Vauxhall Crossland
- Hyundai i20
- Peugeot 208
- Hyundai Tucson
- Renault Captur
Citroën C5 Aircross
If you're looking for a comfortable Motability vehicle, you'll struggle to find one more suitable 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. Buyers also get a choice between petrol or diesel powertrains, so you're sure to find a model that suits your individual requirements.
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 one of the bestselling vehicles 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 currently available on the Motability Scheme with full hybrid powertrains, offering increased fuel economy and seamless driving dynamics.
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.
Since its initial introduction in 2004, the Kia Picanto has taken the city car market by storm thanks to its sharp design and surprisingly roomy interior. Coming with five doors and five seats as standard, it's brilliantly practical for such a small car, too.
A 5-speed 1.0-litre automatic gearbox is available with the Picanto, and you get the choice of four trim levels, which, in typical Kia fashion, are all jam packed with the latest hi-tech equipment.
Entry level models come with Kia's 4.2-inch cluster display and electrically adjustable heated mirrors, while top spec model X-Line features Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, cruise control, and rear parking sensors.
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.
Powered by mild hybrid technology with a DCT automatic transmission, an effortless drive is created, and to make life even easier, SE Connect models are available with nil deposit on the scheme. Opt for the Ultimate spec, and you get blind spot collision warning, lane follow assist, and BOSE premium sound system.
There's enough room to seat five adults comfortably thanks to its long wheelbase and increased width, and boot space is a generous 351 litres.
Peugeot has taken its models to the next level in recent years with bold new styling and desirable technology, and the 208 remains one of the most popular cars in the range. The 8-speed automatic is a great option for greater efficiency and the convenience of optimised gear changes.
Many will be swayed by the 208's striking exterior design and spaceship-like i-Cockpit layout, but what makes it such a popular choice on the Motability Scheme is the sheer number of driving aids and equipment on offer. Adaptive cruise control, traffic sign recognition, and blind spot monitoring are all standard on 208 models.
Five doors make the 208 easy to get in and out of, and with 311 litres of boot space on offer (1,106 litres with the back seats folded), it knocks many of its rivals out of the park in terms of practicality.
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.
Step inside, and you'll find 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.
SE Connect, Premium, and Ultimate specifications are available with affordable advanced payments, with a choice of mild-hybrid and plug-in hybrid powertrains.
Intelligent safety technology available includes speed limit warning and driver attention alert, keeping you safe when you're out and about.
Renault's best-loved Captur SUV offers extreme levels of practicality whilst also packing a punch out on the road. Great for families, the Captur provides a very generous 536 litres of boot space for just about any requirement.
Evolution, Techno, and R.S. Line specifications are up for grabs on the Motability Scheme, each one coming excellently equipped with the latest equipment and safety features to give drivers extra piece of mind while on the move.
If you're looking for top-drawer performance, a smooth and comfortable ride, and low emissions, the Captur comes with a choice of full hybrid and plug-in hybrid powertrains.
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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.