There are lots of factors to take into account when buying a new motor, with things like colour, bodystyle, badge, shape, size and how big the boot is all playing their part. One item you may have not paid much attention to is the car's back seats.
Of course, if you're buying a sports car, you don't really have to worry about those, but if the car you're looking at does have them, best to get the most out of them, right? Often reserved for children, child seats, your dog, bits and bobs or people you don't like very much, the back seats in a car have many other useful benefits (no, not like that).
Discover our pick of 'Cars with the Best Back Seats' below.
Hyundai IONIQ 5
Hyundai are very much a state-of-the-art brand when it comes to their latest design language and innovation. The IONIQ 5 is one of their brand-new cutting-edge models sporting lots of clever, yet wonderfully straightforward features.
Along with the wealth of cool digital features, the designers at Hyundai ensured the IONIQ 5 featured a 'Living Space' theme comprising of a sliding centre console giving those in the back seats access to cup holders, fast wireless phone charging and USB ports.
What's more, the IONIQ 5 features a 3000mm wheel base, meaning rear space is excellent, allowing those who spend a lot of time on the road able to turn their IONIQ 5 into a sort of mini office when taking a break from driving. Kids will no doubt be ecstatic with the space too, and with the added USB ports and charging functionalities, they can binge watch as much Pepper Pig as they like.Search Hyundai IONIQ 5 Offers
Vauxhall Grandland X
Not only is the Grandland X available in a number of different specifications, it's also available with familiar petrol and diesel engines. And for those who fancy some zero emission driving, there's also a plug-in hybrid version, helping take advantage of reduced running costs.
There is lots of space inside the Grandland X meaning rear seat access is impressive, rather than a cramped nightmare. There is also the option of a panaromic glass roof, allowing bored kids to stargaze at night, and giving the interior a larger sense of space. Ambient lighting will impress rear passengers, whilst tinted glass can help with keeping pets and children cooler, too. The rear seats can also be folded individually to carry longer items such as snowboards; this is a 'Sports Utility Vehicle' after all.Search used Vauxhall Grandland X
Land Rover Discovery
When it comes to off-road ability, you'd be hard pushed to find something that copes as well as a Land Rover. It's probably a fair assumption that most 'Discos' won't really do that much off-roading, but when the UK does its best to give all us all four seasons in the space of a week, a Discovery will be a welcome relief with its four-wheel drive.
It's got more about it than just its off-road capability though, as the Discovery comes with seven seats as standard; so in theory you're getting not one, but two sets of back seats. This means six-footers shouldn't find the back seats uncomfortable, whilst adults can also get fairly comfortable in the rear-most seats also.
There is a 4G WiFi hotspot in the Discovery too, meaning long journeys won't be so much of a bore if they involve lots of motorways. There is only so many Eddie Stobart lorries you can spot on a road trip after all.Search used Land Rover Discovery
Citroën Grand C4 SpaceTourer
Citroën are famous for their futuristic design and clever suspension. They know a thing or two about getting the most space, practicality and comfort out of a certain bodystyle too. The Grand C4 SpaceTourer certainly offers these traits in abundance.
As a class-leading 7-seater the Grand C4 SpaceTourer has a few tricks up its sleeve. Not only are the middle rear seats large enough to accommodate three adults, they can also recline to ensure passengers can get ultra-comfortable. These seats can also be folded flat, along with the rear most seats to offer a vast van-like load space, effectively turning your SpaceTourer into a part-time van, which is handy.
And not forgetting the rear most seats, these are really only aimed at children but with the clever folding characteristics and middle seats offering plenty of flexibility, it's no wonder the Grand C4 SpaceTourer is a class leader.Search used Citroën Grand C4 SpaceTourer
Despite being discontinued in 2019, a used Jaguar XJ is still one of the nicest cars to be driven in, thanks to a wealth of features, comfort and gadgets ensuring passengers in the back seats may not want to get out in a hurry.
The big cat can be found with a three-seat rear bench, or with a pair of luxurious massage seats, which are also heated. 'Business' tables are also included in some specifications, making them ideal for laptop or tablet work, whilst you can also find 10.2 inch screens in the rear of the front seats too.
This probably explains why XJ models are popular with royalty, government and chauffeur companies. They really are a superb car to be driven in and being a Jaguar, luxury is up there with the very best.Search used Jaguar XJ
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We hope we have given you an idea of some of the best back seats available.