Best road-tax-free cars
Until April 2017, all new cars sold in the UK that emit less than 100 grams per kilometre of CO2 are exempt from road tax. In response to this, almost every manufacturer now offers at least one ‘sub-100’ model – and they’re not just small hatchbacks, either: everything from estate cars to executive saloons and MPVs are available.
Unsurprisingly, UK car buyers have eagerly taken advantage of this, with recent figures showing that two-thirds of all new models sold are tax-free versions. The resulting reduction in tax revenue is partly why the system is changing in 2017, but until then, the news is good for those in the market for a new motor. Plus, cars bought under the current system will continue to be taxed that way after the new one comes in.
Obviously, exemption from road tax is a good thing, but in picking the best cars to fall into that category, we’ve considered a much broader range of attributes. We were looking for cars that are comfortable, practical, fun to drive, well equipped and great value for money overall. So read on to find out what cars you should be looking at if you want to avoid paying road tax, but also look forward to every journey you make. These are our top 10 tax-free cars.