There’s no denying the SUV segment is booming and overtaking all others, but the humble saloon is arguably one of the best compromises between space, style and driveability.
Saloons are not just practical, if you’re looking for something to make even more of an impact, there are also an increasing number of the best sports saloons to consider.
On our list are some of the best family saloons too. With bags of room in the boot as well as copious amounts of legroom and headroom, you’ll be impressed at just how spacious saloon cars really are. They’re also economical to run on longer drives without the extra weight of a high ride vehicle.
What used to be the go-to body style for business people and families alike still has some of the most desirable cars on sale today. With this in mind, we’re shining a spotlight on some of the best competitors in this segment.
Think premium and you think Audi, so it’s no surprise that the A4 has been a frontrunner in the saloon class for decades now. The cabin is the real draw here, with the high quality materials, clear displays and fantastic technology making it an excellent place to drive.
Furthermore, there are a wide variety of powertrains on offer that mean you can have sporty or economical options. It’s perfectly happy cruising up and down the motorway as well as pootling around town.
The Jaguar XE is easily one of the best-looking and dynamic saloon cars on sale today. This handsome car is also comfortable, and with high quality materials on board, it’s refined for long journeys too.
Again, it has a range of fantastic engines that make it quiet and refined for longer trips, easy to drive in tighter spots, with all the practicality the average person could ever need.
Another model that has stood the test of time is Volkswagen’s highly appealing Passat. If you’re the sort of person who spends much of their time on the motorway, there are few cars that can do it better than this.
The latest models have grown in size and upped the quality, meaning the interiors are incredibly spacious with impressive levels of quality. There’s also some excellent technology with the latest infotainment and safety systems included.
BMW 3 Series
When it comes to desirable saloon cars, the German manufacturers tend to be some of the best. The 3 Series has been around for years and the latest models have smart looks and a comfortable cabin.
They also have hybrid engines so running costs can be kept low, particularly for business users, while the other engines in the range are economical too.
If you’re looking for premium levels of build quality without the premium price tag, the Skoda Superb is one of the best in the business. The Superb costs the same as many cars in the size segment below, but still has decent equipment levels.
If space is key, the Superb is almost impossible to beat at its price point.