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8 cars that have heated steering wheels

By raccars Published

Heated Wheel

It was once only the world’s most luxurious cars that were available with heated steering wheels – models such as the Mercedes-Benz S-Class, Range Rover and Bentley Continental GT. Try it once when the temperatures are low and you’ll be hooked.

But these days, many mainstream cars can be had with an electrically-heated wheel. Here, we run through 8 surprisingly affordable cars that offer the luxury of being able to take off your driving gloves in winter…

Vauxhall Corsa

Yes, one of Britain’s best-selling cars can indeed be bought with a heated steering wheel. Vauxhall offers this luxurious feature on many models within the Corsa range too, including the prime SE variant. The firm combines it with heated seats, for extra luxury when the temperatures are low.

Vauxhall Wheel

Hyundai i10

The Hyundai i10 city car is one of the cheapest cars on sale in the UK. It’s thus very impressive that it comes with a heated steering wheel – and better still, it links this with heated seats as well. It’s a genuine surprise-and-delight feature in a car costing less than £10,000.

Land Rover Discovery Sport

You’ve been able to have a big, posh Range Rover with a heated steering wheel for years, Now, you can get the entry-level Land Rover Discovery Sport with one as well. Just the job for when your ultra-capable Land Rover SUV gets you to places others can only dream about in winter.

Ford Kuga

If the Land Rover Discovery Sport is still a bit too pricey for you, try Ford’s SUV alternative – the keenly-priced Kuga. Available with full four-wheel drive and a raised ride height, this popular crossover SUV comes with a whole host of gadgetry including the all-important heated steering wheel.

Audi A3

Audi offers a heated steering wheel on many of its cars these days. It’s not now simply the preserve of the posh range-topping Q7 SUV. Even the UK’s best-selling Audi, the A3 hatchback, can be optioned up with one, if you choose the correct winter-friendly pack of features.

Vauxhall Adam

If the Vauxhall Corsa supermini isn’t quite funky enough for you, how about an Adam instead? This is the brand’s three-door city car rival to models such as the Mini hatch. Like the Corsa, it too can be had with a heated steering wheel. Because wearing woolly mittens just isn’t cool, man.

Ford Focus

Another British best-seller, the Ford Focus comes with the option of a heated steering wheel. Combine it with Ford’s ingenious heated windscreen and you’ll be on your way into the early morning frost within seconds of getting into the car – whilst the hands of your neighbours turn blue as they chip away at the ice…

Kia Cee’d

Posh versions of the Kia Cee’d family hatchback have a heated steering wheel as standard: look out for 4 and 4 Tech models. As the brand’s famed seven-year warranty still applies, it means you’re guaranteed to have warm hands for seven full wintry seasons without fault. If only gloves lasted as long…

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