Best Company Car 2019

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. 

Why it’s the best company car

  • CO2: 89g/km
  • BIK: 22% 
  • MPG: 63mpg
  • Cost: From £25,410
  • Hybrid? Yes

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. 

A little about the Toyota Corolla Touring Sports estate

Part of the generation of small estate cars that offer the space of their larger rivals, but without being as cumbersome. 

7 best company cars of 2019

Car Best For CO2 BIK MPG Cost (from)
Volkswagen Up City 100g/km 24% 67 £9,320
Toyota Corolla Touring Sports Estate 89g/km 22% 63 £25,410
Nissan Leaf Full electric 0g/km 0% 239* £29,790
Mazda MX-5 Sports 167g/km 31% 40 £19,230
Toyota Prius Hybrid 112g/km 25% 68 £27,640
Hyundai Ioniq PHEV Low tax 84g/km 16% 84 £28,340
Skoda Citigo Value 96g/km 23% 66 £8,095

 

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.

5 best value company cars of 2019 

Our list of the best value company cars of 2019 is ranked in order of how much the cars cost. 

  1. Skoda Citigo: £8,095
  2. Dacia Duster SCe 115 Comfort 4×2: £9,135
  3. Ford Focus Zetec 1.0L EcoBoost 100PS: £18,300
  4. Peugeot 3008 SUV: £24,940
  5. Toyota Corolla Touring Sports estate: £25,410

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. 

5 best company cars for low tax 

Our list of cars for low tax is graded based on BIK. 

  1. Hyundai Ioniq PHEV: 16%
  2. Kia e-Niro: 16% 
  3. Jaguar I-Pace: 16%
  4. Volvo S90: 16% 
  5. Toyota Corolla Touring Sports: 22%

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. 

5 best hybrid company cars of 2019 

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). 

  1. Toyota Prius
  2. Toyota Corolla Touring Sports estate
  3. Hyundai Ioniq PHEV
  4. BMW 5 Series saloon 530e iPerformance
  5. Ford Focus Zetec 1.0L EcoBoost 100PS

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. 

5 best company car brands of 2019 

  1. Toyota 
  2. Skoda 
  3. Ford 
  4. BMW
  5. Dacia 

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.  

Company car scheme

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.