Driving Home For Christmas - Best Cars For Long Distance Driving

14 December 2021 Blog

If you’re driving home for Christmas, you definitely want to do it in comfort and style. We share our favourite cars for the journey home.

It’s that time of year again, where many of us will be going to visit close family for the extended holiday break. Driving longer journeys in the winter months can be stressful and tiring, so you want to be travelling in something comfortable as well as safe enough to handle winter driving conditions.

Here are our favourite cars for long distance winter driving

Best SUV For Long Distance Driving

SUVs and long distance driving go hand in hand due to the added driving comfort from the extra ride height and more spacious interiors to fit your luggage, gifts and family in too! Our top pick has to be the Ford Kuga 2.5 PHEV ST Line First Edition CVT.

This plug-in hybrid really packs a punch. You get the reliability of a Ford, plus it is packed with lots of additional features including:

  • Adaptive Cruise Control with Traffic Light Recognition
  • Selectable drive modes
  • Intelligent Speed Assist
  • Wireless Phone Charging Pad (no more messy cables getting in your way)
  • 235 MPG
  • Pre Collision Assist with Autonomous Braking
  • Apple CarPlay/Android Auto (to get that Christmas playlist pumping)
  • Sat Nav
  • Eco coaching
  • Lane Keeping Aid & Lane Departure System

>> Shop Ford Kuga PHEV ST Line First Edition CVT Now

Best Hatchback For Long Distance Driving

If you’re after something a bit more compact, then you won’t need to look further than a Citroen C3 Special Edition Origins.

Many drivers favour a hatchback as a great all round option, as modern models can give a good old SUV a run for its money. We’re particularly drawn to the Citroen C3 Origins due to the impressive range of additional tech it comes with, which includes:

  • Up to 51 MPG
  • Sat Nav
  • Cruise Control
  • Coffee Break Alert (essential for those extra long journeys to ensure you are taking enough breaks)
  • Apple CarPlay/Android Auto
  • Distance Monitoring
  • Stop/Start System
  • Speed Limit Recognition (nobody wants a nasty speeding ticket surprise in January
  • Lane Departure Warning System

>> Shop Citroen C3 Origins Special Edition Now

Best Premium Car For Long Distance Driving

Comfort comes as standard when purchasing a premium car, however the Volkswagen Golf R 4Motion DSG stands out as our favourite premium car for long distance driving due to the host of additional features to assist you on your journey such as:

  • Four Wheel Drive
  • Heated Seats 
  • 310 BHP
  • Adaptive Cruise Control
  • Collision Warning
  • Distance Monitoring
  • Stop/Start System
  • Apple CarPlay/Android Auto
  • Sat Nav

>> Shop Volkswagen Golf R 4Motion DSG Now

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