Back pain, sore backside, stiff neck–these are just a few of symptoms of not being comfortable behind the wheel. Buy a car that doesn’t suit your frame or personal preferences, and you’re in for a very bumpy ride.
The magazine “Which” carried out a survey in 2011, involving 63,000 vehicles collectively covering an impressive 520,000,000 miles in the 12 months prior to the survey.
What is clear is that you have to limit your expectations to the type of car you’re buying.
The best Super-Mini, the current Citroen C3, achieved an overall comfort score of 75%, while the Mercedes S–Class scores 98%.
This makes it not only the most comfortable luxury car but the most comfortable car of 2011, according to Which’s survey.
It’s perhaps no surprise at premium brands fare so well in the comfort stakes. In a class by class league table Lexus, Mercedes and Volvo are among the top scorers.
But there was bad news for Vauxhall – It has 8 cars at the wrong end of the comfort charts, with models such as the Vectra and Astra being rated especially badly.
The cramped Citroen Saxo is the least comfortable car overall, with a Which score of 39%.