4 affordable cars with the best sound systems

07 June 2022 Blog

Forget your Bentleys, Rolls-Royces and Porsches – we’ve picked 4 of the best affordable used cars with thumping stereos

One of the purest joys of driving is listening to your favourite music without any outside interference. Suddenly that five-mile tailback on the M4 doesn’t matter when you’ve got your latest playlist quivering your arm hairs and thumping you in the chest with bass – and no one to judge you for still listening to Girls Aloud. We love a decent stereo – and if you spend a lot of time in your car then it’s likely high on your list of must-haves. 

And while high-end premium car makers such as Bentley and Rolls-Royce are undisputed kings of Good Sound, their speaker systems cost more than most used cars on sale at Motorpoint. So with that idea of good sound at a good price in mind, here are four of our favourite affordable cars with the best sound system.

Ford Fiesta, Puma, Kuga and more…

You might think Ford is an afFordable brand (sorry) that has no place putting premium audio equipment in its cars. But pick the right Ecosport, Fiesta, Kuga or Puma and you’ll be treated to a full-on B&O Play sound system, from the geniuses at Bang & Olufsen. The system in the Fiesta sports no less than 10 speakers, including a fat 200mm subwoofer under the boot floor. You’ll be blown away by the bass, yet there’s still enough treble detail to make podcasts a joy to listen to at motorway speeds.

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Volkswagen Polo

Volkswagen’s cottoned onto the fact that Polo buyers are often a bit younger and more into their tunes than Golf owners, and that’s why the brand introduced Beats Audio systems into some of its Polo models. Look out for Beats editions of the small hatchback – you can usually spot them by way of a thin red stripe on the bonnet. Inside they get a smart red, grey and white interior, as well as a collection of speakers to put any gig venue to shame.

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Lexus NX

The Lexus NX is a funky looking mid-size SUV that’s a rival for the likes of the Range Rover Evoque, BMW X3 and Audi Q5 – so you’d expect it to come with a decent hi-fi option. And it does, in the shape of a Mark Levinson sound system. The team at Mark Levinson tailor their speaker systems to each model in the Lexus range, ensuring they’re tuned for clarity and so-good-you-can-taste-it bass. Their systems are available in most of the Lexus range, but the IS and NX are the most affordable ways into getting some Mark Levinson goodness in your ears.

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Range Rover Evoque

Look up ‘British luxury’ in a dictionary and you’ll probably see a photo of a posh spa or the Queen in a hot tub. Google ‘British luxury car’ and there’s a chance you’ll see a Range Rover Evoque – the British 4x4 brand’s smallest Range Rover model. The latest version of the Evoque is a stunningly sophisticated car – but it’s surprisingly affordable. Many versions of the Evoque come kitted out with an upgraded sound system courtesy of fellow Brits Meridian. The Evoque’s system comes with either 12 or 15 speakers (the latter in the ‘surround sound’ spec), and up to 650 watts of tune-pumping power. Both systems are tweaked to suit the Evoque’s internal acoustics and sound absolutely fantastic.

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