Characteristics in the rating
When choosing a comfortable car for long-distance trips, many owners first pay attention to the configuration and “sophistication” of the interior, and only then to the suspension and engine. Crossovers and SUVs are very popular in Russia because of a higher and more comfortable fit, as well as an order of magnitude more spacious interior than conventional sedans. Chinese cars are particularly attractive – their quality and comfort reach a new level, creating real competition for more prestigious brands.
The review presents the most comfortable cars that you can buy in Russia. The rating is based on the characteristics of the top trim levels and the opinions of owners who have already made their choice. For the convenience of the reader, all selected cars are presented in three popular categories.
The most comfortable crossovers
This type of car requires a large and spacious interior, a high fit and a large wheel diameter. All this is part of a more convenient travel experience. In this rating group, the most comfortable crossover models will be presented.
5 KIA Sorento Prime
As a result of this year’s technical updates to the model, the third-generation Kia Sorento received, among other things, a modernized and more spacious interior. The interior space of the car is emphasized by energy-efficient interior trim elements made of high-quality materials. Anatomic seats with a built-in heating and ventilation system are literally designed for long trips. Even rear passengers can adjust the tilt of their seat back.
A premium multimedia system with a subwoofer, a wireless console for charging your phone – everything is created exclusively for comfortable movement in space. Elements of active and passive protection, highly appreciated by Euro NCAP experts, make driving a car as convenient and safe as possible.
4 Lexus LX Arctic Trucks III
The luxury car is equipped with a comfortable air suspension and contains other state-of-the-art solutions available at the time the car is released from the Assembly line. It is ideal for long – distance trips, and a high level of comfort is provided not only for passengers, but also for the driver-without much fatigue, it will not be difficult to overcome a thousand kilometers in a day on this car.
All components of an elite SUV are reliable. Enviable for many other jeeps patency allows you not to choose roads, and on any of them, even the most “killed”, the cabin will remain quiet and comfortable-the suspension of the Lexus LX Arctic Trucks has several modes,and it is almost impossible to “break through”. The price of this real road cruiser is becoming an insurmountable limitation for many – not everyone can afford an elite crossover. This is the only reason why it doesn’t top our top ranking.
3 VOLVO XC90
Despite the positioning of the VOLVO XC90 as a family crossover, its cross-country capabilities could give a head start to many SUVs, if not for the automatic transmission – there is nothing to do with it in impassable mud. High ground clearance (there is an adjustment, as well as an automatic mode for compensating the load of the car), a brutal appearance and adaptive suspension immediately make it clear that everything is in order and with comfort in this car.
The most sophisticated top-level equipment offers three rows of comfortable seats. For each passenger, including those sitting on the “gallery”, there is a necessary minimum of comfort – its own climate control and multimedia system (in the headrests of the seats facing the front). This is the most suitable car for long-distance trips with children or teenagers, which also has the most reliable body and a complete set of highly efficient active and passive safety systems.
2 Porsche Macan
The first thing that catches your eye when opening the doors of this car is the seats. They provide the most comfortable landing for passengers and drivers, adjusting to their preferences in 8 positions by simply pressing certain buttons. Adjusting the lumbar support for long trips is an essential function, providing the body with maximum comfort. In the basic version, all seats are heated, and as an additional option, heated steering wheel is possible. Also, the standard version of the crossover is equipped with a three-zone climate system, which allows you to create an individual microclimate for both front and rear passengers.
Choosing a car with air suspension, the new owner will get an SUV that completely isolates the driver and his companions from the surrounding reality. The car will simply “float” over the road, all the irregularities of which will not be able to disturb you in any way. Sound insulation of the cabin with the use of modern materials will allow you to talk without raising your voice, even at high speed. As an additional option, you can install multi-layer tinted thermal Windows, which will increase the already high level of comfort. There is also a more conservative, but effective alternative – mechanical shutters.
1 Audi Q5
The Germans are very attentive to details, so their cars are the most comfortable, and occupy a special niche in the market. The Audi Q5 crossover, which was in the first position of our top rating, will impress you with the smallest thoughtfulness of details and high-quality interior trim. Ergonomic seats and a control system with individual settings allow you to achieve maximum comfort during the trip. In addition, Audi is considered the most “advanced” car and boasts the presence on Board of many high-tech systems that make the trip not only comfortable, but also safe.
One of these systems is Audi Drive Select, which adapts the operation of car components in accordance with the owner’s priorities. Simply select the mode and the car becomes an SUV with high ground clearance or turns into a sports car with low ground clearance and rigid suspension. In the Comfort position, the standard dynamics of the engine and gearbox are activated, and the air suspension begins to work more gently, which immediately affects the ride comfort. This option is especially relevant for long-distance trips.
The most comfortable sedans
As a rule, these are premium class cars that are distinguished not only by maximum comfort, but also by a high level of safety, as well as by the presence of integrated modern and high-tech systems that make everyday operation pleasant and easy. The models presented below are the best and most comfortable cars that are currently sold in Russia.
5 Cadillac CT6
This car brand in Russia has always belonged to the category of elite cars, and the restyled Cadillac CT6 model is a clear confirmation of this. The air suspension reliably isolates the comfortable interior with expensive finishes from the roughness of Russian roads, and the level of noise insulation can only be assessed by getting into the car and closing the door – the silence in the cabin allows you to speak in a low voice even at speed.
Comfortable seats, separate multimedia systems for rear passengers and more than 20 functional safety systems create ideal conditions for long-distance travel. In a car, all moving elements are mechanized, starting from folding mirrors and door Windows, to the Luggage compartment cover. Curtains on the doors and rear window can hide passengers from outside views, emphasizing the premium level of the sedan.
4 Toyota Camry
This is the most popular business class sedan model in the world. In the top ranking of comfortable cars Toyota Camry was also the owner of the most attractive price. Reliability and unpretentiousness of the machine, as well as high operational characteristics and safety level are obvious advantages of the model.
A business sedan is the best features for long trips – the feet of rear seat enough room and the curtains on the Windows and the rear window (the curtain with the servo) in complete Safety Executive create ideal conditions for rest or work while driving. For the front row, it is worth noting the ventilated seats with comfortable settings that minimize driver fatigue. In the car, in addition to the stylish exterior, the high quality of the interior trim, the unique design of the front panel of the car and the presence of three-zone climate control, taking into account the preferences of rear passengers, catches the eye.
3 GENESIS G70
This unusual, luxurious car is the first representative of the premium segment of the South Korean Hyundai Motor Company. The elegant and modern design of the model anticipates the luxury interior comfort and innovative solutions implemented in the GENESIS G70. At your service is a projection of instrument readings on the windshield, an intelligent all-round view function, passive and active safety systems, a luxury speaker system consisting of 15 surround sound speakers, and many other modern “chips” of the highest category.
The interior of the car is distinguished by luxury and high quality materials used for finishing. The most comfortable and “smart” driver’s seat has deep lateral support and electronic adjustment in 8 positions (only the lumbar support has 4 adjustment points). Ergonomic rear passenger seats provide a comfortable fit, which is a key factor for long-distance travel.
2 Lexus LS
The fifth generation of the most popular LS model, with a bright and dynamic design, is a component attribute of speed and success. Only by sitting down on the magnificent, enveloping seats can you fully experience all the luxury and comfort of the interior of this car. In addition to ventilation systems and dual-zone heating, 7 types of acupressure are available for rear passengers, which relieve fatigue and relax, which is very important for long-distance trips.
The high quality of the speaker system, comparable in sound to a home theater, a huge legroom for rear passengers (just over a meter) and adaptive suspension will allow you to completely detach yourself from the world around you as soon as the door of this luxury car closes. A three-year manufacturer’s warranty is a confirmation of high quality and reliability, which is an integral part of comfort.
1 Mercedes S 350 d 4MATIC
German “Mercedes” at all times of its existence symbolized success, well-being and a fine sense of style of its owner. This is a good reason for its entry into the top of the best models in our rating. Four-wheel drive and auxiliary control systems ensure confident behavior on the road. Inside, the owner will find a refined interior decorated with high-quality materials, with excellent sound insulation, ergonomic controls, a whole set of state-of-the-art intelligent driver support services and comfortable seats. Thanks to these components, the driver (especially the passenger) not so much tired of driving, but resting and relaxing, using the time behind the wheel to recuperate.
The special mode of operation of the Curve suspension, which dampens inertial forces when cornering, makes the journey surprisingly comfortable. Futuristic soft neon lighting that emphasizes the interior lines of the interior trim adds pleasant emotions to passengers. A modern and very convenient projection screen displays not only the necessary information about the operation of the car directly on the windshield, but also a navigation map (depending on the type of equipment). Its peculiarity lies in the fact that the driver sees information not on the windshield – illusory picture “hovers” over the hood of this luxury car.
The most comfortable Chinese cars
The constantly growing quality of Chinese models has become a good reason and reason to include the most comfortable cars from the middle Kingdom in the top of our rating.
5 CHANGAN RAETON
You can buy a Chinese sedan only in one configuration – Luxe. By the way, it is the closest “got” to the leader of the top-5 of this category, all other passenger cars from China have a more unbiased stuffing. The prestigious sedan offers Keyless entry and start, remote opening of the Luggage compartment and sunroof. Folding heated mirrors and diode taillights once again emphasize the advantages of the sedan in comparison with its classmates.
For long-distance trips, rear passengers will need a wide armrest with an organizer and Cup holders, which allows them to fit with maximum comfort in the cabin with premium trim. Of the front seats, only the driver’s seat has servos and adjustable lumbar support. Serious equipment of cars with safety systems, both active and passive, will provide reliable protection for all passengers in extraordinary situations.
4 Zotye Coupa
This Chinese SUV, which was included in the TOP 5 most comfortable cars from the middle Kingdom, has all the attributes of an elite class in the Royal configuration: 18-inch wheels, xenon head optics,and an attractive exterior. There are many interesting “chips” inside that favorably distinguish the Zotye Coupe from its counterparts. For example, the car has a remote window control, opening the door and starting the engine without a key, a panoramic sunroof, dual-zone climate control, comfortable neon lighting for front and rear passengers, and this is not all.
Adjustment of leather-trimmed seats (servos) allows you to adjust the lumbar region “for yourself”, which is an indispensable option for long trips. At the same time, a “Boss button” is located on the seat to the right, which allows rear passengers to adjust the tilt of the back of the front seats. Much attention is also paid to safety systems, including intelligent driver support. The front-wheel-drive crossover lacks only an air suspension to compete seriously with elite brands.
3 Haval H9
Good cross-country characteristics of the SUV and energy-intensive suspension are literally created for the realities of Russian roads. In addition to its brutal appearance and practicality, the Haval H9 offers comfortable driving conditions for its passengers and drivers. Comfortable leather sofas, separate climate control for all passengers and VIP interior trim create the perfect conditions for a long trip. There is also a panoramic roof, which allows you to enjoy the scenery without restrictions while traveling.
The front passenger and driver will appreciate the presence of a popliteal support, and the ability to adjust the rear seats in the longitudinal direction and the presence of 3 rows of seats makes this car one of the most comfortable for a large family. Given the large capacity, the developer of the Chinese top-level SUV has paid serious attention to security systems. Intelligent driver support can compete equally with similar equipment of elite brands in terms of its functionality.
2 LIFAN X70
When designing this crossover, Chinese experts have provided 14 special niches in the body structure for the installation of additional sound insulation. In total, there are 28 noise-absorbing zones that guarantee the best acoustic protection for passengers and drivers. Anatomic seats that follow the contours of the body provide maximum comfort for long-distance trips.
For the driver, the support of the ESP complex, Hill Start Assist (a stabilization system for starting on inclines) and many other systems that ensure convenient operation of the car will be noticeable. It is also worth noting the strict design style of interior decoration-laconic, with smooth lines of transitions, it is designed to enhance the harmony and comfort of this car.
1 GEELY EMGRAND GT
The secret of this car is that it is based on the proven and reliable Volvo S 80 platform (the Chinese now own this brand). Large and comfortable, the EMGRAND GT is equipped with the latest technology and is a serious competitor to more expensive and famous brands, the cost of which is many times higher.
When finishing the spacious interior, a high-quality polymer was used, so there is no smell of phenolic compounds that is traditional for many cars from China. Two-zone climate control system, comfortable seats with electric adjustment (including rear ones), premium multimedia system, intelligent driver support system and many other features indicate that we are looking at an expensive and prestigious car of the highest class.