Our team of car enthusiasts spent a lot of time and had a lot of fun picking 2019’s best company car.
There were competing ideas on what to look for, but after a lot of thinking we came up with (what we think) is a faultless set of categories.
From the best value car to the best hybrid car, these are the best company cars of 2019.
Picking the best company car of 2019 was an extremely difficult task for our team – there are some tremendous motors that offer superb driving, great value, and the hybrid model.
But despite an immensely strong line-up, the Toyota Corolla Touring Sports estate was our clear winner.
You’ll find company cars that are better in certain areas (such as lower emissions or price), but as an all-rounder, the Toyota Corolla Touring Sports estate can’t be beaten.
Part of the generation of small estate cars that offer the space of their larger rivals, but without being as cumbersome.
|Car||Best For||CO2||BIK||MPG||Cost (from)|
|Toyota Corolla Touring Sports||Estate||89g/km||22%||63||£25,410|
|Nissan Leaf||Full electric||0g/km||0%||239*||£29,790|
|Hyundai Ioniq PHEV||Low tax||84g/km||16%||84||£28,340|
Benefit In Kind (BIK) is one of the key measures you should use to decide what the best company car is for you – after all, it’s one of the key factors that decide how much tax you’ll pay on your fuel.
But BIK shouldn’t be the only thing that decides what the best company car is for you.
So consider whether you want low emissions, low cost, or high convenience, before picking your company car.
Our list of the best value company cars of 2019 is ranked in order of how much the cars cost.
Price is one of the most important things that help to decide the best value company cars, but it’s not the only one.
Our list has a wide range of car prices and this reflects the fact that value is about the overall package. For example, the Toyota Corolla Touring Sports estate (our best car company car of 2019) is a great all-rounder and brilliant value for money, even at £25,410.
Our list of cars for low tax is graded based on BIK.
Low tax is a really simple category to decide the best company car for you. If the car has a low BIK then it means it’ll have a low tax.
But even that is a simplistic way of looking at things. Why? Because you also have to consider things like the size of the car when deciding if you’re getting value for money for the tax you’re paying – that’s why the Toyota Corolla Touring Sports (again) makes it into our best-of lists.
We considered many different qualities when deciding what on the best hybrid company cars of 2019, but the simple point was whether they were a hybrid car or whether they weren’t (it was a less refined process than our other best-of lists).
Picking the Toyota Prius as the best hybrid company car of 2019 might not be reinventing the wheel, but there’s a reason certain cars become popular and known as the best within their area – because they’re brilliant cars, just like the Toyota Prius.
Drivers have their own brand preferences – some like BMWs, others Audis, and a select number choose to drive a Dacia. But for us, there was one clear winner in for the best company car brand – Toyota.
Not only did Toyota provide our best company car of 2019, but it also makes the Prius – and no hybrid company car list would be complete without that.
Investing in a company car scheme provides some key benefits to businesses – it makes them a more attractive place to work, helping with both retention and hiring.
But it isn’t only companies that benefit from a company car scheme – employees experience a bump to their pay packet by getting a company car because it can cut out the costs of running a vehicle.