The Best SUVs Available on the Motability Scheme in 2023
21st Apr 2023
By Edward Cook
Why choose an SUV on the Motability scheme?
SUVs are becoming increasingly popular in the UK and have a wide variety of benefits. Their space and increased ride height gives Motability customers fantastic room and comfort, while the driver gets a great view of the road.
But it's the advancements in fuel efficiency that has really helped with the SUV boom; when it comes to fuel economy figures, they're not that far off the likes of family hatchbacks and estates.
All the most popular manufacturers, such as Ford, Vauxhall, Citroën, and Peugeot, now offer various SUVs for you to choose from such as crossovers and large seven seaters. Here are some of the best ones available on the Motability scheme.
Handsome? Check. Smart? Check. Equipped with the latest gadgets? Check. No, we're not describing James Bond, we're talking about the excellent Peugeot 3008 SUV, which is one of the most popular vehicles on the Motability scheme.
The 3008 has won various awards through its lifetime, and it's easy to see why. It has all the practicality and comfort you'd expect, with a heavy dose of premium quality and technology too. There's a wide variety of specifications to choose from including high-specification 'GT' models, as well as 'Active Premium+' and 'Allure Premium+' models, each coming with a selection of advanced petrol, diesel, or plug-in hybrid powertrains.
Features such as 3D sat nav, front/rear parking sensors and lane departure warning can be found across the 3008 range, as well as the Peugeot i-Cockpit infotainment system.
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Available from nil advance payment, the Vauxhall Mokka is one of the most attractive options available. The latest generation comes with a new, striking design as well as various bits of advanced technology as standard.
Whilst the standard Mokka is impressive enough, there's also the Mokka Electric, which boasts a range of up to 201 miles. Charging takes around 7.5 hours when plugged in at home, but using a rapid charging station whilst out and about allows you to gain up to 80 percent charge in as little as 30 minutes.
The Mokka is fairly compact when compared to others on this list, but the interior provides plenty of head and legroom in both the front and rear. Boot space is also good, offering enough for a few bags of luggage, but other, larger rivals do provide more.
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As the flagship of the Vauxhall range, the new Grandland comes with a contemporary exterior design and a host of advanced technology. With efficient petrol, diesel, and plug-in hybrid variants available, there's sure to be a Grandland to suit your lifestyle.
Comfort seems to be a priority within the modern Vauxhall SUV range, and the Grandland is no different. A super-smooth ride, plenty of interior space, and a quiet cabin are just a few of the traits on offer, ensuring you get from A to B in the most relaxing manner. A sensor-controlled tailgate gives you convenient access to a boot space large enough for almost anything you have to throw at it.
The Vauxhall Grandland is currently available in a variety of specifications, but we'd opt for the top-of-the-range 'Ultimate', as it means you'll enjoy gadgets such as a Multimedia Navi Pro system with a 10-inch touchscreen, a 360-degree panoramic camera, and heated front seats.
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When the new Ford Puma was released, it revitalised a famous nameplate of Ford's and was an instant hit with motorists across the UK. As a perfect middle ground in the Ford SUV range, the Puma is a smaller alternative to the Kuga - a car that's also available through the Motability scheme.
Since its release in 2020, the Puma has been applauded for its dynamic driving experience and eye-catching exterior design. Opting for an 'ST-Line' specification will enhance appeal further, providing extra sporty accents to give a noticeable road presence.
Mild hybrid tech is also available, which means the already super-efficient 1.0-litre EcoBoost engine is even more frugal and punchy, while spec is impressive too. Getting a model with features such as sat nav and parking sensors won't break the bank thanks to reasonable advance payments.
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As one of Kia's bestsellers, this family SUV is a great choice for a Motability vehicle as there's plenty of space, features, and adaptations available with the Sportage.
Technology is plentiful, with a high-tech 12.3-inch touchscreen in the centre of the dashboard which is home to a wide range of controls and settings. Kia is also renowned for their safety, so you can expect extensive safety features like Blind-Spot Collision-Avoidance Assist, Intelligent Speed Limit Assist (ISLA) technology and Navigation-based Smart Cruise Control to name just a few.
The Sportage is a high-performing and impressive SUV, with a wide selection of powertrain options and trim levels too. Practicality levels are also high with 591 litres of boot space as standard which can be increased to a staggering 1,780 litres with the 40:20:40 split rear seats folded down, perfect for storing plenty of Motability equipment.
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Now in its fourth generation, the Tucson is a mid-size SUV that's one of Hyundai's best-selling models. And with both internal combustion engines and hybrid powertrain availability, there's no wonder as to why.
It offers a sportier look and driving experience than the larger Kia Sportage, but retains the practical elements of its bigger counterpart. This means the Tucson comes with an impressive boot space of 620 litres (slightly less with hybrid versions) and 40:20:40 split-folding rear seats.
With both automatic and manual gearboxes on offer, giving you the choice dependent on your preferences, the Tucson is a great all-round SUV proposition.
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Citroën C5 Aircross
If you're after pure comfort from your Motability SUV, then the C5 Aircross may be the perfect car for you. Its unique Progressive Hydraulic Cushions soak up the bumps and potholes in the road, giving you an ultra-smooth ride. This is a car that makes long journeys much easier.
The interior is minimalist in design, but not in features and technology. Standard equipment includes a digital instrument cluster, touchscreen infotainment system and rear parking sensors.
Safety is taken care of too, with active lane keep assist, lane departure warning and active blind spot monitoring helping you to stay out of danger, particularly on the motorway. Practicality is great, with a big boot and lots of room on the inside.
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Another popular model from the Ford brand, the Kuga has been battling it out with SUV rivals for over a decade now, and the latest generation is its most attractive offering yet. Featuring modernistic styling and various powertrains to choose from, plenty of Motability customers love the Kuga.
Elements such as sliding rear seats and multiple storage compartments help to place the Kuga near the top when it comes to practicality. Pair this with the spacious interior and large boot space, and you have a highly versatile SUV.
Ford has ensured you get plenty of technology with the Kuga also. Front and rear parking sensors come as standard on all models, as well as the sleek SYNC3 infotainment system with navigation. Like other Ford models, 'ST Line' specifications offer sporty extras.
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The Hyundai Bayon is a quirky SUV that boasts a TARDIS-like interior and mild hybrid technology to ensure the upmost in economy. The best part? This is an SUV that's available with nil advance payment on the Motability scheme, offering unrivalled value.
Coming with a generous amount of head and legroom, as well as a respectable 411 litres of boot space, Hyundai's engineers have considered a variety of lifestyles during the design process and built the Bayon to suit. But it's the aesthetics that make the Bayon stand out. With its wide grille, narrow headlights, and eye-catching colour configurations, it's a car that looks like no other.
There are a variety of specifications available on the Motability scheme, including the entry-level SE Connect, as well as the fully loaded Ultimate version. Whichever variant you opt for, you will benefit from features such as a touchscreen infotainment system, sleek alloy wheels, rear parking assist, and automatic headlights as standard.
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The Nissan Qashqai started the crossover SUV craze over a decade ago and, following a variety of updates, it's still at the forefront of the class in today's world. Many are aware of its inherent abilities to match pretty much all walks of life, and with reasonable advance payments, it's seriously worth considering.
The Qashqai comes in a variety of configurations for you to choose from. Ranging from standard manual petrol versions, all the way up to automatic e-POWER hybrid options, Nissan have it all covered. Building on the success of its predecessors, the latest iteration also offers sharper styling, enhanced practicality, and a range of intuitive tech.
Standard features include front and rear LED headlights, intelligent cruise control, and rear parking sensors, so regardless of which Qashqai you choose, you'll definitely be getting your money's worth.
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Find your perfect SUV Motability car with Evans Halshaw
Nowadays, the SUV market plays host to a wide variety of vehicles that cater for multiple needs, making them ideal for the Motability scheme. Whether you prefer something powered by traditional petrol and diesel combustion engines or a car with a low (or no) emissions hybrid/electric powertrain, there's sure to be something to suit your lifestyle.
To find out more information or to test drive any of the mentioned models, please contact your local Evans Halshaw dealership where our friendly Motability specialists will be more than happy to help.
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