What defines an easy car to drive? Is it the smoothness of the gear changes or maybe an automatic? Is it the ease of parking or the cars fuel economy?
It is hard to define what car is an easy car to drive, due to the fact that everyone has a different driving style and are therefore looking for different characteristics in a car.
So here are our top 5 for you to choose from depending on your budget, what you’re after and what problems you may need to address whilst driving.
If parking is your problem…
Volkswagen, Passat – Parking Assist
Not only is this car a real stunner, it parks itself. It begins with scanning the space to determine if it is big enough, then all you have to do is let go of the steering wheel, put the car in reverse and the car will park itself.
The semi-automated system allows you to control the accelerator and brake on the car, you can also view the parking on your radio screen, for that added bit of reassurance. The system can be deactivated at anytime during the parking process, simply by the touch of a steering wheel.
Engine: 2.0-litre four-cylinder turbodiesel
Maybe you don’t quite have this budget, but are after a car with good visibility that is simple to park
It’s hard to believe that this isn’t a two seater; this tiny car actually has four seats compactly squeezed in. It’s the perfect car to park, with good visibility and is a nifty size which allows you to squeeze into the tightest of spaces.
With a choice of two small petrol engines – a 1.0-litre and a 1.3-litre, it’s a great car to get you from A to B.
Engine: 1.0 litre or 1.3 litre
You struggle with motorway driving and keeping to the speed limit
Citroen C4 1.6 HDi
A stylish, fuel economic, yet powerful car, the Citroen C4 is perfect for those who regularly drive long distances. The cruise control, air con, six airbags and stability control are all great factors of this practical yet luxurious car.
Price: From £7,995
Or you may have a daily commute through country roads and need a robust car
A car renowned for its robustness and reliability, the Volkswagen Golf will certainly get you through the country roads smoothly and safety. Choose from a variety of engine sizes and petrol or diesel engines whichever suits you. Take a Golf for a test drive, you’ll see what we mean.
S From £17,595
Match From £20,300
BlueMotion From £21,435
GT From £22,755
R-Line From £24,610
Engine: 1.4 – 2L
New drivers are looking for a car that is easy to drive with not too much power
The perfect first car, with only a 1L engine it cannot be argued that this is a nippy get around. A comfortable drive with not too much power for first time drivers, the Peugeot 107 is surprisingly good on the motorway as well. It is super cheap to insure which is especially useful for first time drivers; the car is also very economical and is even tax free! Choose from the Access, Active, Allure or Envy to ensure you’re getting all the specifications you are after.
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