The Ultimate Guide to The Best Saloons
Saloon cars have a 3-box design separating the boot, the main cabin and the engine bay. The interior tends to be a bit more luxurious than most other types of cars and you generally find there’s more space for the passengers. This page will answer all your questions on saloons.
What is a saloon?
A saloon has a 3-box design - this means that it has been split up into 3 compartments. First being the engine bay, second being the cabin and the last being the boot. Unlike a hatchback the boot and cabin are separated within the vehicle. Saloons have a lower body and a smaller boot than a hatchback but have more space for passengers.
What are the benefits of a saloon car?
One of the main reasons for purchasing a saloon is for the comfort, and performance. A saloon will have a more spacious cabin making the drive more enjoyable. There is a massive range of saloon cars, depending on what you are looking for. Super saloons are built for performance and tend to have a big engine. Saloons tend to have a more luxurious cabin for the driver and passengers.
Which is the best saloon?
If you are looking for a saloon on a budget, there are many options to choose from depending on what you need it for. You need to take into consideration affordability, how much you can spend or how much you feel comfortable spending. There are different options when purchasing a car, including outright cash purchase, and 2 different options of finance. These need to be considered when looking for a new car.
The handsome Skoda Superb is a revelation if you are looking for a large family saloon car with a premium feel and an affordable price tag. Skoda's flagship Superb ditches the old car's awkward looks for sleek styling, plenty of space and value for money.
The Ford Mondeo is not only a bigger car than it has ever been, but it's also more upmarket, more refined and considerably more high-tech. Its dimensions make it a very practical family saloon offering plenty of room for passengers and luggage.
Vauxhall Insignia Grand Sport
The Vauxhall Insignia Grand Sport has a great presence on the road with its great style and sporty vibes. The more graceful shape results from a lower scuttle, a longer bonnet, narrower headlights, a longer wheelbase and sculpted body sides that present Vauxhall’s familiar blade-like styling element in a new way. The Insignia is a perfect saloon car option.
When looking for a car and judging it on performance it’s important to make sure all factors are considered. You must consider engine size, weight of vehicle, 4WD or 2WD, how fuel efficient it is etc. These should all play a big role in your decision, it also all depends on what you need the car for.
If you prefer a heavier vehicle with a little more power than your average, then the BMW M5 is a serious contender with a 4.4L engine and 560 BHP. This powerful driver is equipped for every terrain and occasion, from long haul drives to daily commute.
Tech and extras
When looking at technical specifications, there are a lot to choose from and it all depends on what you want from a car. Do you want heated seats, reversing aids, a manual or automatic gearbox perhaps? There is lots of different tech on different cars, it is important to think about this and check what tech is on the cars you are looking at.
If you are looking for a saloon car loaded with the latest technology, then the Jaguar XE could be perfect. The Jaguar XE is a great small saloon car. It looks fantastic, comes with a smart interior and is fun to drive, while its seating position is excellent and comes well-equipped too. Wi-Fi, Heated seats, Sat Nav plus loads more! This car is filled with the latest technology.
If you’re looking for an alternative cheaper option, the Hyundai i40 could be the car for you. The i40 is a roomy family car that is incredibly comfortable and easy to drive. There’s plenty of adjustment in the front seats and more than enough headroom for you to get comfy. Space in the back is generous too, making this a perfect choice for any family. This model comes equipped with Bluetooth, air conditioning as well as other essential features.
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