Top 5: Best Compact Cars for Golfers

28th Apr 2021

Require a car that can fit golf clubs in? Step this way

There are lots of things to take into consideration when buying a car, but for golfers, space is certainly at the top of the checklist. Not everyone wants a large car though, so we have picked out some small cars that can fit golf clubs in the boot.

There is an excellent mix of comfortable and sporty cars; each version is available as both a 'normal' petrol or diesel car, as well as a sports version too.

All of our selections are great to drive and carry the much-needed premium badge for clubhouse kudos, from manufacturers including MINI, Mercedes-Benz, BMW and Jaguar.

MINI Clubman

MINI Clubman, Rear Doors Open

The MINI Clubman is longer than the regular hatchback for those who need to carry larger items such as golf clubs. It sports a 'barn door' (split side-opening) style rear tailgate for easy access to the sizeable rear cargo area.

Rear storage room can be increased considerably by folding down the rear seats too, making room for two sets of clubs and a change of clothes.

Best of all, it still drives like a MINI, with go-kart dynamics and responsive steering. All the engines in the range are popular, but you may well gravitate towards the Cooper S version, which adds hot hatch-like performance whilst still offering more than decent fuel economy.

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Mercedes-Benz A-Class

Mercedes-Benz A-Class A 250e

The A-Class has undergone somewhat of a renaissance in recent years, transitioning from the MPV-like bodystyle to a more traditional hatchback shape with unmistakable Mercedes-Benz styling. The latest generation is also available as a compact saloon too, if that is more your style.

The boot is large and a good shape, meaning golf clubs will fit in without a problem. There is a wide choice of petrol and diesel engines depending on your preference too, including a plug-in hybrid version.

The A 35 and 45 AMG versions will give you plenty of power and excitement on your way to and from the golf club, and the Mercedes-Benz badge on the front will give you the all-important car park bragging rights.

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BMW 1 Series

White BMW 1 Series 128ti

BMWs have been a favourite of golfers for many years; they are great-looking premium cars with excellent driving dynamics, and of course golf club-friendly boots.

Easily slot your clubs into the sizeable boot of the 1 Series, and drive to and from the golf course in perfect bliss in a car that is not too big and not too small.

A performance version comes in the form of the M135i xDrive, which makes use of a turbocharged engine that packs a serious 302bhp punch as well as all-wheel drive. The 265bhp 128ti, pictured, is no slouch either. The prestige of the BMW badge will go down well in the clubhouse, too.

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Audi A1 Sportback

Audi A1 Sportback, Blue

The Audi A1 is the smallest car in this list, but do not let that put you off. It is surprisingly roomy, especially in 5-door Sportback form.

The boot is plenty large enough for a set of golf clubs, and if you fold the rear seats down you will have room for a lot more items too.

Audi cars are beautifully made and the plush interior is unusually luxurious for a car in this class. It looks good too, with Audi's trademark sharp styling and instantly recognisable grille fitting in nicely with the rest of the premium cars in the golf club car park.

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Jaguar E-PACE

Grey Jaguar E-Pace, Driving

From the smallest car on the list to one of the largest, the E-PACE is Jaguar's compact SUV, which was orginally released in 2017.

It is a handsomely styled car and the SUV proportions give it an advantage over hatchback rivals in terms of interior space. It is still compact though, and in fact it is actually shorter in length than the latest generation of Mercedes-Benz A-Class.

The boot is a good size, certainly large enough for golf clubs, and Jaguars have long been recognised as one of the top cars to be seen in at the golf club.

A great choice if you prefer a higher driving position, both physically and psychologically.

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Find your perfect premium used car at Stratstone

There are plenty of different premium and luxury vehicle options when looking for a compact car that will still fit a set of golf clubs, and associated paraphernalia, inside.

Major brands such as BMW, Mercedes-Benz, Audi, and even Jaguar have launched competitive smaller cars in recent years, while the MINI Clubman continues to impress with its unique styling and quirky interior.

At Stratstone, we stock all of the above compact premium models and many more too, with thousands of used cars available through our extensive network of luxury car dealerships.

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