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Steve Cropley Autocar
21 August 2017

The wonderful thing about comfort is that it comes in so many forms.

Some drivers see it as pure seat comfort, some as space, some as quietness, some as a feeling of security. The best comfort choices have a mix of them all. We’ve tried to choose a cross section in our line-up here. 

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Our Verdict

Mercedes-Benz S-Class

The self-proclaimed 'best car in the world' gets a touch more luxury, a heap of new technology and a mild hybrid electrical system, but is it enough to hold off the latest attempts from BMW and Audi?

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Comments
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21 August 2017

Well under £10k and very comfy, lovely ride quality.

21 August 2017
si73 wrote:

Well under £10k and very comfy, lovely ride quality.

 

Big Rovers a good call for comfort bargain

Big French cars too, Citroen C5 (exclusive in mk2 with the hydropneumatic suspension), Vel Satis, 607 etc.

 

Not the height of premium luxury, but if the article was supposed to be about comfort, they hit the spot. 

21 August 2017

Come on maties at Autocar, no big hydropnuematic Citroén?

Citroëniste.

21 August 2017

I know it received a mention in another 'top 10' the other week, but still, with its huge, multi-adjustable seats, low window line, huge glass-area, soft-diffuse air-con and oleopneumatic ride, the C6 surely should be mentioned here.

The car-buying public gets what it deserves, unfortunately ...

27 August 2017

Typical Cropley rubbish.  Firstly, no Ford should ever be featured in a category which emphasizes luxurious qualities, unless as a counterpoint to illustrate how poorly they can be done.  Secondly, and more importantly, the idea of an "under ten thousand pounds" budget category isn't to dip as narrowly beneath that figure as possible.  Only one of the "we'd pay" selections is under nine grand, and that's eight-and-a-half.  There are plenty of options for a couple of thousand quid, including earlier versions of the S-class and LS, which could have been highlighted, besides the likes of the Rover 75 another poster has already mentioned.

I don't need to put my name here, it's on the left

 

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