Which? survey reveals easiest cars to driveSkoda SUV beats superminis to the top spot

23 October 2012

Skoda Yeti

The Skoda Yeti has been rated as the easiest car to drive in the 2012 Which? Car Survey.

This year we asked owners to rate their cars for nine different attributes, from driving enjoyment to comfort. Here we reveal the top and bottom scoring five models for ease of driving, a category that focuses on visibility and how easy cars are to manoeuvre and park.  

Top five dominated by city cars

Four of the top five models are superminis. Particularly suited to urban driving, small cars generally boast tight turning circles, light steering and good visibility, and are generally the easiest cars to park.

However, it's the Skoda Yeti that takes top spot, despite its chunky crossover SUV body style. This robust family car scored 94.4% for ease of driving in our survey, with owners commenting on the good driving position and light clutch.

Find out the five highest rated cars for ease of driving

Land Rover Discovery 2

Land Rover Discovery 2 limps in last

The Land Rover Discovery may be a true go-anywhere off-roader, but the Discovery 2 (1999-2004) was rated lowest for ease of driving with a customer score of just 62%.

More recent Land Rovers are rated much better: the Discovery 4, for example, makes it into the top 20 for ease of driving with a score of 88.3%.

Worryingly, family MPVs such as the Vauxhall Zafira and the Toyota Verso also feature among the worst cars for ease of driving, with one Zafira owner telling us 'the major blind spots front and rear are potentially dangerous'.

Find out the five lowest rated cars for ease of driving

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