Published on 03 November 2020
If you’re hiring a car to take on a golfing trip, you want to be sure that you’ll be able to comfortably fit all of your kit inside. Golfers come with a lot of baggage, and need to carry everything from golf bags and clubs to trolleys and their battery.
So we’ve put together a list of our standard-sized cars and estate vehicles that are all perfect for golfing trips.
The Kia Cee’d is perhaps not the first model that would come to mind as a spacious, golf trip-friendly vehicle. However, the boot space offers a sizable capacity at 380 litres, which increases to 1,318 litres with the back seats back down, so there’s plenty of space to fit your clubs. As well as being very roomy, the Cee’d also delivers low emissions and great fuel consumption at 74.3 mpg (combined).
Pretty much like-for-like with the Cee’d, the Renault Captur offers a boot capacity of 377 litres with the seats up, which expands to 1,235 litres with the seats down. While there’ll be plenty of room to fit clubs and grip bags, you might be slightly pushed for space if you’re also carrying an electric trolley and battery pack, but this is still a great car for a weekend trip to the links.
Top tip: Check out the hidden floor space in the boot.
Described by carbuyer.co.uk as ‘practical and economical’, the Peugeot 308 has a large boot space and is comfortable to drive. For its size, you would expect a standard boot space, but the 308 offers an impressive 470-litre capacity and a whopping 1,309 litres with the seats down in the back.
Despite being more compact, the Peugeot 308 rules the small car category for golfers and is perfect for couples and their golf kits.
The Ford Mondeo estate has been described as ‘big, comfortable, refined and good to drive’ by What Car?, which means it’s perfect for golfing days out and trips. With a boot space of 525 litres, which increases to an impressive 1,630 litres with the back seats down, the car offers plenty of space and flexibility. The boot is a good shape for carrying clubs because it has a low lip, which takes the strain out of sliding heavy and bulky items in and out. The interior of the car is also bright and spacious with a built-in sat nav and media centre.
The Hyundai i40 Tourer estate is part of a much-loved range of vehicles from Hyundai and offers great fuel economy for those driving across the UK to explore its best courses. With a 533-litre boot, the i40 Tourer outperforms the Mondeo by an extra 8 litres’ worth of space.
As well as having a bigger boot capacity, the i40 also has a wide and spacious boot entrance allowing golf clubs and grip bags to be lifted in and out with ease. The car also boasts hidden underfloor storage which is great if you’re travelling with a larger group.
The Mazda 6 Tourer estate has been described as stylish, fun and easy to drive. But it’s also really practical, which makes it a great option for golfers. Similar to the other estates mentioned, the boot space has a flat floor and no lip, meaning it’s great for carrying larger items like trollies.
However, it should be mentioned that the Mazda 6 does have the smallest boot capacity at 503 litres. But it matches the Mondeo for boot space when the back seats are folded down.
All of the above cars are a sound choices for golfers and will comfortably fit all of the kit that goes along with the game. However, if you’re travelling as a group or you’re golfing as part of an extended holiday, there are larger seven and nine-seat vehicles available that have more than adequate space for passengers and their luggage.