Choosing a Suitable Motability Vehicle

When choosing a car, there are a few things to consider. Taking time to work out how you will use your car, the types of journeys you regularly make plus considering the things that are important to you in a car can help you choose a vehicle which will best meet your needs. Watch our video for more on what to consider when choosing your vehicle.

What types of journeys will you make?

The Motability car you choose needs to be the right fit for the journeys you make often.

If you live in a big city for example, and the car is used mainly for short journeys, a small city car may suit you. If you have a big family, you may want to consider a large family car or MPV.

Other things that you may need to take into account

There are many factors to consider when choose your next Motability Vehicle, such as how many passengers you usually travel with, How much space there is in the cabin and boot and how much advance payment it is. Also consider what you may struggle with such as parking and gear changing, this can help when deciding what features or transmission to go for.


If you live in a big city for example, and the car is used mainly for short journeys, a small city car may suit you. If you have a big family, you may want to consider a large family car or MPV. If you find it difficult to change gear easily, an automatic might be a good choice.

Small changes in specification can have a big impact on your comfort or the car’s suitability. For example, seat height, door opening angle and positioning of the seat belts can all make a big difference.

If you'd like any advice or help on anything mentioned talk to one of our Motability Specialists.