Top ten: affordable small Motability cars

Top ten: affordable small Motability cars
Top ten: affordable small Motability cars

The Motability scheme helps put disabled motorists on the road. It is designed to be affordable and accessible, meaning drivers can get into a comfortable, safe new car without needing to top up the standard £58 weekly mobility allowance.

Motability leases cover all running costs, and even include breakdown cover: it’s genuinely stress-free motoring. Here are 10 of the best small, affordable cars offered on the scheme.

Skoda Citigo

A great city car, with good body control and an excellent ride quality. The steering is accurate and it oozes quality. It’s the same car, essentially, as the Volkswagen Up and Seat Mii, but it’s cheaper than them, so better.
Weekly price: £55
Our choice: 1.0 MPI SE L

Hyundai i10

An award-winning city car that, in 1.2 Premium SE guise, comes loaded with equipment including alloys, Bluetooth and distinctive LED running lights. You can also get it as an automatic, which is rare for city cars.
Weekly price: £58
Our choice: 1.2 Premium SE

Hyundai i20

If you need something bigger than an i10, the Hyundai i20 supermini might be for you. It too is well equipped, and it’s extremely roomy even by class standards. Reliability is excellent as well, although it’s not the most exciting car to drive.
Weekly price: £58
Our choice: 1.2 SE

Suzuki Ignis

A cracking tiny SUV that’s one of the most distinctive-looking cars out there. Small on the outside, the Ignis is roomy within, and the high seating position gives a good view out. Not bad for one of the most affordable cars here.
Weekly price: £56.75
Our pick: 1.2 SZ-T 5dr

Honda Jazz

The well-liked Honda Jazz is offered in several guises on the Motability scheme, including the well-stocked SE which has touchscreen infotainment, alloy wheels and a comprehensive safety warning system. It’s one of the most practical small cars on the road.
Weekly price: £58
Our choice: 1.3 SE

Kia Soul

The roomy Kia Soul is a commodious crossover-style machine with big door openings and a large boot. You get a great level of standard equipment including touchscreen infotainment: all you need to find is an advance payment of £349, then it’s £58 a week.
Weekly cost: £58
Our choice: 1.6 GDI 2

Audi A1

The premium Audi A1 also asks for an advance payment, this time of £399, but you get so much feel-good luxury for your money, many will think it worthwhile. This classy little hatchback is a seriously impressive all-rounder with Audi appeal by the bucketload.
Weekly cost: £58
Our choice: 1.4 TFSI SE 5dr

Skoda Fabia

The very practical Skoda Fabia is a well-regarded supermini with masses of interior space and value for money. It has a top-notch drive, a well-equipped interior and if you need even more space on top, you can also get it as an estate.
Weekly cost: £58
Our choice: 1.2 TSI 90 SE L

Ford Fiesta

The Ford Fiesta is Britain’s favourite new car and it’s not hard to see why. We’d pick the 1.0T 125 ST-Line X on the Motability scheme; you pay a £345 advance payment but then it’s £58 a month. You can even get it with a self-shifting automatic gearbox.
Weekly cost: £58
Our choice: 1.0 Ecoboost 125 ST-Line X 5dr

Seat Ibiza

We think the best supermini on sale right now is the Seat Ibiza. It’s great to drive, looks good, the roomy interior is classy and it’s packed with tech. With excellent levels of standard equipment, you really can’t do better than this right now.
Weekly cost: £58
Our choice: 1.0 TSI 95 FR 5dr

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