Those looking to buy a motorhome between £40,000 and £60,000 are spoiled for choice, there are some fantastic models in this price bracket offering different layouts and features from a wide range of motorhome manufacturers. Here we pick out some of the best motorhomes under £60,000

Best Motorhomes

Chausson 520 2020

STAR RATING 4.5 OUT OF 5

  • Price £49,910
  • Layout Rear washroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Travel seats 4
  • MTLPM 3500kg
  • Length 5.99m

Offering the hugely popular Maxi Lounge layout in a sub-6m motorhome is the result of brilliant design, and there’s no compromise on luxury, either making it an understandable choice for Best compact motorhome in our Motorhome of the Year awards.

Chausson’s Maxi Lounge concept – where you have two facing settees beneath a drop-down bed, with a huge washroom and dressing room at the rear –  has proved very popular.

With the fixed bed tucked up and out of the way, the sense of roominess inside is remarkable, and continues even when you head to the washroom and open up the huge cupboards that you’ll find in here.

But never before has the concept been available in less than six metres You still get the sense of roominess. You still walk in and think that this is a comfortable lounge, where you would actually choose to spend a wet afternoon. And you still get a luxurious washroom.

PROs
Incredibly spacious
Luxurious washroom

CONs
No large garage

Read more in our Chausson 520 review

Swift Edge 494 2020

STAR RATING 4.5 OUT OF 5

  • Price £49,805
  • Layout Transverse rear island bed
  • Sleeps 4
  • Travel seats 4
  • MTLPM 3500kg
  • Length 7.32m

This four-berth was named Best Budget Motorhome in our 2020 Motorhome of the Year awards and impressed our judges with its floorplan, surprisingly spacious interior and excellent kit.

Edge is aimed at first-time buyers, and we think it really hits the mark with the 494. There’s a clever blend of luxurious floorplan – a large transverse island bed stretches across the rear, and there’s plenty of space throughout the interior – and entry-level touches: you’ll find everything you could need here, but you won’t feel as though you’ve paid for anything you’re not likely to use.

This is a lot of motorhome for the money: there’s an excellent level of kit in here, including Truma Combi heating, a Dometic 8-series fridge, an oven and grill, cab air-conditioning, Duvalay mattresses on the beds, pleated blinds on the windows… and the list goes on.

The soft furnishings look and feel classy, and there’s plenty of storage space – the 494 has a reasonable payload of 525kg, too.

PROs
Comfortable island bed
Great value – perfect for first timers

Read more in our Swift Edge 494 review

Pilote Pacific 696D Essentiel 2020

STAR RATING 4 OUT OF 5

  • Price £56,075
  • Layout Rear washroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Travel seats 4
  • MTLPM 3500kg
  • Length 6.99m

In this layout the whole of the rear is sectioned off for a huge washroom, with a large garage on the outside, and although it comes as a two-berth with a drop-down bed as standard (the extra double in our test model is a £340 cost-option), the 696D does have two fold-out travel seats as standard, so you could take extra passengers.

The engine is a 2.3-litre 120bhp Euro 6D Temp turbodiesel, but the motorhome we tested had an upgrade to 140bhp.

With the table set up, there is room to seat six for a meal. The headroom is impressive, even with the drop-down bed. That bed doesn’t obscure much daylight – plenty streams in through the windows with their voile curtains. The kitchen has an in-line three-burner hob with large sink next to it. This Pilote is being sold in the UK, so it comes with a GB Edition Pack (£3,372 on this model), which includes an oven. The drop-down bed lowers easily and we’d recommend the additional bed option fitted in our model, because it is a doddle to set up and even with this in place, there’s a small seating area.

The garage is big enough for a couple of bikes and more, with holds to secure them.

PROs
Comfortable finish
Generous headroom

CONs
Variety of packs and accessories can put the price up considerably

Read more in our Pilote Pacific 696D Essentiel review

Malibu Van Charming Coupé 600 DB 2020

STAR RATING 4.5 OUT OF 5

  • Price £57,265
  • Layout Van conversion, transverse bed
  • Sleeps 2
  • Travel seats 1
  • MTLPM 3300kg
  • Length 6m

Carthago’s regular ranges simply ooze luxury and quality, and there’s a good dose of both to be found in this van conversion, too. The standard-fit Barcelona/Antara cream and brown upholstery looks very elegant and hardwearing, while the softly striped flooring contrasts beautifully

UK models get right-hand drive, and we think it’s worth upgrading to the £2560 Chassis Package, which gives you parking sensors, cruise control, cabin blackout system, a flyscreen on the habitation door, cab and lounge speakers, and a host of other kit.

The kitchen is located on the offside, by the wide entrance door. It’s small, but neat, with a two-burner gas hob with a glass cover, and a sizeable sink. Workspace is at a premium, although it is enhanced by a lift-up extension.

The 600 DB is a two-berth as standard, and the sleeping area is made up of a transverse double bed that stretches across the back of the ’van; at 1.95 x 1.58m (narrowing to 1.4m), it’s a good size and comfortable, too.

Washrooms are one area in van conversions that can suffer, because of the dearth of space – but not so here. Malibu claims this is ‘the biggest bathroom in its class’, and it certainly feels very spacious.

PROs
Quality build and stylish design

CONs
Kitchen is on the small side

Read more in our Malibu Van Charming Coupé 600 DB review

Swift Edge 486 2020

STAR RATING 4.5 OUT OF 5

  • Price £50,125
  • Layout Rear lounge
  • Sleeps 6
  • Travel seats 6
  • MTLPM 3500kg
  • Length 7.32m

The Edge 486 so impressed our judges, it won Best family motorhome for 2020. It’s a six-berth, with six belted seats; ideal, then, for transporting a large family. The layout is well designed for six occupants: it has various ‘zones’ that allow the adults to escape from the youngsters during the evening, and children can make the mid-dinette their base for the duration. Adults are sure to love the rear lounge: it’s a good size, and is surrounded by windows to allow in masses of natural light.

Sizeable kitchens are vital in family-friendly ‘vans, allowing the convenience of cooking up a feast for multiple occupants with ease. This model scores well here: there’s plenty of work surface to make use of – and a foldaway flap offers even more. The worktop is in ‘Fero’ dark grey, which should prove a practical colour for a family on tour.

The rear lounge can be made up into one of the three double beds: it’s the smallest, but they’re all a good size (ranging from 2.14 x 1.31m upwards). One other is made up from the double dinette, with the final bed living in the overcab area.

PROs
Plenty of workspace in kitchen
Layout offers zones for adults and children

CONs
Not the cheapest of 6-berth models

Read more in our Swift Edge 486 review

You can find more motorhome reviews in our Motorhome Buying Guides – check out Best motorhomes under £80,000 and Best motorhomes over £80,000

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