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Top five mile-munching saloons

  • Our five favourite high-mileage saloons
  • Each offers low company car tax bills
  • Every car capable of 800 miles per tank

The saloon has long been the mainstay of the company car world.

Those who do a lot of miles will want one that is comfortable, cheap to tax and crucially one that will go a very long way without constant visits to petrol stations. With that in mind, here are our top five mile-munching saloons.

We've broken down exactly why you should consider them, how far they'll go between fill-ups and how much they'll cost you per month in company car tax*

BMW 3 Series 320d Efficient Dynamics BluePerformance

Why buy?

The undisputed drivers’ car in this test, the 3 Series has incredibly well-balanced steering and fantastic handling alongside good build quality. The efficient and clean 320d engine means low company car tax bills.

Fuel economy: 68.9mpg

Range: 864 miles

CO2: 109g/km

BIK taxation: 15%

Cost per month*: £145

Mercedes-Benz C-Class C220 CDI BlueEFFICIENCY SE

Why buy?

The C-Class is a classy, comfortable executive saloon which is probably the most stylish of the cars here. It’s also one of the most expensive, but is capable of low company car running costs thanks to efficient low-CO2 engine choices.

Fuel economy: 64.2mpg

Range: 833 miles

CO2: 117g/km

BIK taxation: 17%

Cost per month*: £160

Peugeot 508 Access 1.6 e-HDi EGC

Why buy?

The 508 is one of the most comfortable cars around. Its mixture of excellent ride mixed with supportive seats and an intuitive cabin design means it’ll cover serious mileage without taking too much out of you.

Fuel economy: 67.2mpg

Range: 1,064 miles

CO2: 109g/km

BIK taxation: 15%

Cost per month*: £96

Kia Optima 1 1.7 CRDi

Why buy?

The stylish Optima saloon represents a big leap forward for Kia. This car is further proof that the firm is now capable of taking the fight to the mainstream with its range of comfortable and well-equipped new cars. Underestimate this car at your peril.

Fuel economy: 57.6mpg

Range: 867 miles

CO2: 128g/km

BIK taxation: 19%

Cost per month*: £124

Volkswagen Passat BlueMotion 1.6 TDI

Why buy?

The excellent Passat BlueMotion is an extremely impressive company car. It is comfortable, easy to drive and returns stratospheric miles-per-gallon thanks to fuel-saving technology installed on the 1.6-litre diesel engine.

Fuel economy: 68.9mpg

Range: 1,061 miles

CO2: 109g/km

BIK taxation: 15%

Cost per month*: £103

 

*Company car tax is worked out using our company car tax calculator, includes no optional extras and is displayed assuming a 40% tax payer, in the 2012/13 tax year.