Top Cars for Public Servants in 2016

This ranking is produced for the UK's 1.8 million UK police, NHS and fire service professionals that save lives, put their lives on the line to help others. They work long and unsocial hours, need to arrive calm and composed and must get to work whatever the weather. As car buyers, they want safety, dependability, and value for money. The choices they make about the vehicles they drive speak volumes.

1. Volkswagen Tiguan

 

 

 

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This spacious Tiguan SUV has a classy interior, lots of technology and was the favourite car for police, NHS and fire service workers in 2016. Quiet, smooth and good to drive, the Tiguan is a practical family vehicle with good four-wheel drive system that will get drivers where they need to be safely, even in the worst of British driving conditions.

 

 

2. Suzuki Vitara

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The Vitara is a well equipped, sporty SUV with four-wheel drive capability and a fine reliability record. Quick and nimble, it is agile around town, looks good and excellent value for money.

 

3. Citroen Grand C4 Picasso

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The new Grand C4 Picasso was a big improvement on the old model. It is spacious, comfortable and efficient, offers good fuel economy and comes with a high quality interior.

 

 

4. Skoda Superb

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This Skoda is a star of a reasonably priced car and quite literally superb. Well styled, roomy throughout and very comfortable, the Superb feels like a premium vehicle and is fantastic value for money.

 

5. Audi A3

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Efficient, refined and pleasing to drive, the A3 is an outstanding car. It is a popular choice for those wanting something that is smart and practical for both work and family transport needs.


 

6. Ford Fiesta

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It is no surprise that the Ford Fiesta sells well year in year out. Good looking and great to drive, the Fiesta’s and low running costs help make it incredible value for money. Few small cars come close to matching it.

 

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Honda’s HR-V offers decent performance in an impressively practical and reliable SUV. It is well designed inside and out, good to drive, economical and provides a decent amount of space for a crossover vehicle.

 

8. SEAT Leon

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The SEAT Leon is one of the best family hatchbacks available. It is good to drive, efficient and offers great value for money. The new version launching this year is set to continue in the same vein.

 

9. Hyundai i30

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An incredibly reliable, efficient and clean hatchback, the i30 is great for people wanting low running costs. It is well built and there is lots of room for passengers and luggage.

 

10. DS3

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A good competitor to the MINI, the DS3 is efficient, cheap to run and fun to drive. It offers style, a smart interior and it comes with a good range of options as part of the package.