Once an exclusive perk of high profile jobs, company cars have now become much more commonplace.
Despite a multitude of different jobs now coming with the added benefit of a vehicle, the company car still needs to offer the same renown traits:
- Comfort - Ensuring long commutes and business trips are more pleasant
- Tech - Enabling time spent in the car is as simple and stress-free as possible
- Space - When the weekend comes, the car must be able to cater for the family
- Low BIK (Benefit in Kind) - The lower the BIK rate, the less your employer will deduct from your wage
With this in mind, discover our picks for the best company cars for 2022 below.
Ford Mustang Mach-E
Starting strong with an iconic name, and a vehicle you wouldn't normally associate with being a company car. The Mustang Mach-E may not be as lairy in terms of noise and drama as its 5.0-litre V8 sibling, but for what it lacks in theatre, it gains in added company car benefits.
Not only does this fully-electric SUV tick the comfort, tech and space boxes with ease, but it's also no slouch with 0 to 62mph coming up in just over 5 seconds. What's more, the Mach-E is incredibly affordable to run thanks to substantially lower charging costs when compared to a fuel alternative, along with having a low 1%/2% BIK. You'll also get around 331 miles off a full charge too.
Being a desirable SUV, the Mach-E is bang on trend, and offers a massive 502-litre boot, ideal for being turned into an ultra-practical weekend warrior. And the kids will love the fact that it has a Mustang badge on it also.Search Ford Mustang Mach-E Offers
Hyundai IONIQ 5
Our second car on this list is another all-electric offering in the form of the Hyundai IONIQ 5.
Electric cars continue to gain in popularity and they make for excellent company cars. This is due to their low BIK rates of 1% (2% in second year onward) and significantly cheaper running costs; as charging will save lots over fuel-powered alternatives.
The Hyundai IONIQ 5 is one of the most eye-catching fully-electric cars out there, thanks to its unique looks and intriguing features. It's also fast, taking just over 5 seconds to go from 0 to 62mph in some specifications.
With mood lighting, climate control, smart cruise control and lane keep assist being available, along with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto coming as standard, it has all the creature comforts you'll ever need.Search Hyundai IONIQ 5 Offers
BMW 3 Series 330e
For those not wanting a fully-electric company car, have no fear, the BMW 3 Series is here.
Executive and premium saloon cars tend to take up a large amount of company car choices and you can't get more textbook than a BMW 3 Series. For generations it has been the answer for the best executive saloon car, and therefore makes a solid case as a company car.
Not only does it offer enhanced comfort, space and tech, but it's also superb to drive. And if you aren't quite ready for a fully-electric company car, the 330e eases you in nicely with up to 30 miles of fully-electric range due to its PHEV nature, whilst still having a low 10% BIK rate.
It also doubles up nicely at the weekend, offering plenty of space, along with a Touring (Estate) model also being available if you require even more practicality.Search BMW 3 Series Offers via our partners at Stratstone
Tesla Model 3
The Model 3 is Tesla's most affordable all-electric offering, and it may well be the 'new BMW 3 Series' in terms of its company car popularity. Must have something to do with the number 3...
The similarities don't end with the name though, as the Tesla Model 3 is gaining traction as a textbook company car and it's easy to see why. Not only do they offer plenty of space and low running costs, but Tesla are renown for their unbelievable acceleration and the Model 3 is no different with a 0 to 62mph occurring in less than 4 seconds, whilst still offering up to 360 miles of range.
With the UK also having a huge network of Tesla Superchargers, it's ideal for those doing big mileage all over the country.
If you're looking for a company car that uses more familiar fuel petrol and diesel power, whilst having to option of a hybrid alternative too, then the Mercedes-Benz A-Class isn't a bad shout.
The interior is perhaps the Merc's best trait, with a striking fully-digital iPad-like instrument and infotainment set-up which makes time spent behind the wheel much more pleasant and interesting.
With lots of different versions to choose from, it can suit many different company car drivers. There's a 355-litre boot and five-doors which benefit practicality, and it's small enough to cope with tight city streets whilst still feeling refined and planted on a motorway run.
Running costs will vary dependent on spec, but there are plenty of positives for making a Mercedes-Benz A-Class your company car.Search Mercedes-Benz A-Class Offers via our partners at Stratstone
Another crossover SUV, but with enhanced practicality, funky looks and offered in a fully-electric guise; it's no wonder the e-Niro is a popular package.
Instant torque and ultra-quiet on the move, the Kia e-Niro is a fine company car choice that will make driving more relaxing and stress-free. With a fully-digital instrument panel and sharp infotainment set-up, time spent behind the wheel is pleasant rather than a chore.
Running costs are cheap with a low 1%/2% BIK and the ability to cover up to 282 miles on a full charge - which will of course be a lot cheaper than that of a petrol-powered Niro.
0 to 62mph takes 7.5 seconds, meaning the e-Niro feels nippy and plenty fast enough for everyday driving. With 451 litres of boot space, the e-Niro can carry all the family's bits and bobs with ease at the weekend too.Search Kia e-Niro Offers
A Vauxhall Corsa as a company car? We realise not all company car drivers need a large luxury premium saloon or highly practical SUV. Some company car drivers just need a car that's going to be great at navigating tight cities, whilst being wonderfully cheap to run.
The Corsa-e does just that. Being fully-electric means it avoids congestion charges in cities, along with being cheap to charge and run too. The Corsa has come a long way and is now more stylish and interesting than ever before. Even entry-level Corsa-e models get digital instrument clusters, cruise control, speed sign recognition and a multimedia infotainment system comprising of a 7-inch colour touchscreen with satellite navigation.
Taking around 8 seconds to do 0 to 62mph, it's plenty quick enough to feel nippy around town, whilst being able to cut it on a motorway too.Search Vauxhall Corsa-e Offers
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With the attractive low BIK rates offered with electric cars, 2022 is going to be an interesting year for the company car and the car in general.
If you still like the idea of petrol or diesel, or even a hybrid, many of the manufacturers we represent offer models in both fuel and electric options so you can make the perfect choice for your circumstances.