One of the benefits of an executive, leadership, or sales position in some corporations is the opportunity to drive a company car. But what constitutes a good company car, and what are the most popular types of company cars, you might ask? Comfort, reliability, and fuel economy top the list of the most sought after features companies look for when choosing which make and model they will purchase or lease for their employees to use as their company car, and German makes and models are currently at the top of list of preferred company cars. Here are the top five picks from the “hot list” of company car choices, according to whatcar.com:
BMW’s 3 Series is currently the most popular choice when it comes to company cars, and has been the recognized leader in its class for years, with other manufacturers consistently raising their game to try and compete. Offering its drivers great handling, an enjoyable driving experience, interior comfort and elegant refinement, the fuel-efficient engines also combine stellar performance with competitive levels of emissions, making the BMW 3 Series irresistible to company car buyers.
Coming in second is the Audi A3, a phenomenal purchase for both company car buyers and private owners, with diesel engines ranging from 1.6 to 2.0 liters. Whatcar.com recommends company car buyers go for the 1.6-liter engine.
Volkswagen Golf comes in at number three, with something for everybody. The 2.0 TDI 184 GTD is the most searched for Golf model, and offers a dynamic combination of fuel economy, performance, and practicality. Carbuyer.co.uk calls this hatchback “impressively quick” (reaching 0-60mph in just 7.5 seconds) and good to drive.
Audi grabs another one of the top five spots with its A4 model, with the 2017 model ranking #1 with an overall score of 9 out of 10 in the luxury small car category on U.S. News and World Report’s list of best cars. One of the best in the class, this model offers buyers an abundance of high tech standard features, solid performance, and outstanding seating comfort and space.
In the #5 slot is Mercedes-Benz, with its C-Class model. Classy, well equipped, and practical, this model ranked #4 in the luxury small car category for U.S. News and World Report, which stated “The 2017 Mercedes-Benz C-Class swaddles its occupants in elegant comfort. It’s full of high-tech features and luxurious cabin materials, and it smooths out bumps in the road.” If you’re looking for a sports car, however, their report says this 2-door model is “not particularly sporty”.
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