The best motorhomes combine a great layout with excellent fixtures and fittings and a quality base vehicle. But how do you choose the one for you? That is where the Practical Motorhome Awards 2022 come in. Our expert judging panel have used our years of collective experience to pick out the very best motorhome under £80,000 on the market, as well as revealing the shortlisted contenders and our other recommended picks from recent years.

The winner of the best motorhome under £80,000 is…

Adria Matrix Supreme 670SL

An interior shot of the Adria Matrix Supreme 670SL, winner of the best motorhome under £80,000 at the Practical Motorhome Awards 2022
  • MIRO: 3150kg
  • MTPLM: 3650kg
  • Price: £75,895

The new-look Matrix models offer a quality interior at a price that is not hugely excessive. This one gives you just that little bit more room compared to its 5.99m-long cousins. You can really luxuriate in the extra-long beds Adria has fitted at the front too.

Drop-down beds can sometimes make the front lounges beneath them feel a bit dingy, but the enlarged sunroof in this motorhome makes sure that as much daylight gets in as possible.

The whole motorhome is 7cm higher than the previous Matrix generation, but that shouldn’t necessarily lead to a more blowsy driving experience. And the benefit you get is a double floor right the way along the motorhome and a flat floor inside. So no one should be tripping over anything.

Useful additions like the cubbyhole for the eclectic hook-up immediately outside the door just add to this van’s attractiveness.

Also on the shortlist for the best motorhome under £80,000 are…

Adria Matrix 600SL Axess

An exterior shot of the Adria Matrix 600SL Axess, parked on a forecourt

Axess gets a similar upgrade to what Plus and Supreme had last year, which means a flat floor. With this model you also get 2m-long beds in less than 6m of space.

Price: £65,795

Mobilvetta Tekno Line Kea P86

An exterior photo of the Mobilvetta Tekno Line Kea P86

There’s a huge amount of storage in this stylish low-profile, thanks to a large garage and two skirting lockers on the outside. Plenty of room for people to relax too.

Price: £69,995

Mobilvetta Tekno Line K Yacht 86

Mobilvetta Tekno Line K Yacht 86 driving over a bridge

We go for the fixed single bed option of this Italian designed and nautically-inspired A-class, complete with underfloor heating and plenty of storage.

Price: £79,995

Auto-Sleeper Broadway EL

An interior photo of the Auto-Sleeper Broadway EL's lounge area

A rear lounge two-berth that is just that little bit longer than you might have got used to, with acres of workspace in the central kitchen.

Review: Auto-Sleeper Broadway EL

Our pick of the other best motorhomes under £80,000 from recent years

Bürstner Lyseo 2020


  • Price £72,125
  • Layout Rear single beds
  • Sleeps 4
  • Travel seats 2
  • MTLPM 3880kg
  • Length 6.99m

If you favour rear-wheel drive and are looking for something upmarket, this could be the ’van for you. The 690 G has a fixed-single-beds layout. The ‘G’ stands for garage and the one here has access doors either side and is a good 1.14m high, so has plenty of room for bicycles.

The seats on the forward-facing bench don’t come with three-point seatbelts, even as an option, but there is plenty of room for at least four.

Workspace is tight in the kitchen but it’s well lit, both by a large window and by LEDs under the roomy overhead lockers.

A combined oven and grill under the hob doesn’t take up too much room alongside a useful combination of drawers and lockers, and there’s a 142-litre slimline fridge between the kitchen and the rear bed.

At 1.93m in length, the single beds aren’t hugely long, although they are 80cm wide and comfy. The bathroom has a sophisticated feel, with a large basin and well-lit mirror.

Elegant and comfortable
Good washroom for this layout

Storage limited if travelling with more than two people

Read more in our Bürstner Lyseo review

Hymer B-Class MC T 600 2020


  • Price £67,740
  • Layout Rear single beds
  • Sleeps 2
  • Travel seats 4
  • MTLPM 3500kg
  • Length 7.19m

The 600 focuses closely on the UK market, with fixed single beds at the back, set over a large garage with a 350kg load capacity and a great mix of lashing points, storage slots and lighting. The build quality is superb. And then there’s the Mercedes aspect. It’s easily the best Sprinter yet.

Up front, nobody would call the lounge large, but it’s a typical Continental formula – settee, inward-facing single seat and both cab seats swivel.

The kitchen squeezes in a full Spinflo cooker (an option), but still offers lots of storage, with lower-level drawers, and hooks.

The single beds have superior cold-foam mattresses on loose membranes, for support and ventilation.

The washroom is clever. The bench toilet makes perfect sense: they’re a lot easier to clean around. Facing it, the shower cubicle might seem an odd shape, but it’s merely making the most of the space – the duckboards are an essential extra.

Mercedes Sprinter base vehicle
Bench toilet in washroom

Lack of seated headroom in bed
Limited space in lounge

Read more in our Hymer B-Class MC T 600 review

Mobilvetta Kea P65 2020


  • Price £69,996
  • Layout Rear single beds
  • Sleeps 4
  • Travel seats 4
  • MTLPM 3500kg
  • Length 7.38m

Continental good looks combine with a UK-friendly habitation door to make this a welcome return to the market. Despite its 7.38m length, you won’t necessarily have a struggle driving this, as Marquis has had all the Mobilvettas it sells fitted with the more powerful 160bhp Fiat Ducato engine.

The kitchen looks sophisticated, with an induction hob and two gas burners. You also get an extractor fan, a large sink and a trap-door that lifts to reveal a bin. But that means the worktop itself isn’t particularly big.

The bedroom is partitioned off by a folding door, and the nearside part of the washroom by a tambour door. The fixed single beds are high, but easy to get into. They are comfortable, with well-padded headboards, but headroom isn’t great.

The shower cubicle on the offside comes with a clothes drying rail, roof vent and plenty of LED lighting. The nearside washroom includes a circular basin, with a towel rail in front of a swing-out cupboard.

Plenty of storage space

Not much payload to play with

Read more in our Mobilvetta Kea P65 review

Swift Kon-tiki Sport 560 2020


  • Price £63,150
  • Layout Rear corner bed
  • Sleeps 4
  • Travel seats 4
  • MTLPM 3500kg
  • Length 7.09m

The announcement of the Sport line-up was a major boost for Swift’s 2020 season Kon-tiki offerings. The 560, one of seven Kon-tiki Sports – might have few surprises with its floorplan – four berths, rear French bed with washroom adjacent – but there’s more than enough innovation inside.

Fiat’s market-dominating Ducato provides all of the underpinnings, and the 560 Sport starts off with the 150bhp.The sub-400kg payload might seem tight, but only if the ‘van is used as a full four-berth. There’s every reason to suspect that couples will want to keep the Sport 560 to themselves.

The headline-grabbing feature of a star-studded kitchen is the 133-litre Dometic fridge, with its clever door operation that means it opens either way. Across the corridor, the main unit is a space-efficient L-shape, with a dual-fuel Thetford cooker plus microwave, and a stainless-steel inset sink with add-on drainer.

At the back, few will have qualms about the comfort and support of the Duvalay Apollo Luxe mattress. The washroom adjacent has the usual fixed basin/swivel-bowl toilet/shower cubicle trio, accompanied by an Ecocamel Orbit showerhead on a riser bar.

Excellent kitchen
High level of specification

Lack of USB outlets in the lounge

Read more in our Swift Kon-tiki Sport 560 review

Auto-Sleepers Corinium FB 2020


  • Price £68,205
  • Layout Rear washroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Travel seats 2
  • MTLPM 3500kg
  • Length 7.75m

For the ultimate in coachbuilt luxury, you can’t go far wrong with the Corinium range from Auto-Sleepers. The FB variant reviewed here has a French bed and, across the back, a full washroom.

The base vehicle is Peugeot’s Boxer with high-level Al-Ko chassis extension. If you want auto, Auto-Sleepers can switch to Fiat’s Ducato.

The FB has twin sofas aft of the cab, which, combined with the swivelled cab seats and the freestanding table (from its own locker), makes for the roomy daytime space many motorhomes can only dream about. The kitchen is mid-‘van, with the main unit along the offside housing a Thetford cooker (three gas rings, plus hotplate, separate oven and grill) to the right and the stainless steel sink far left.

Open the door beyond the kitchen and – noting the flat floor throughout – there’s the fullest of bedrooms and a washroom extending right across the back. A door from the bedroom provides access to the washroom. It’s decidedly roomy, despite some intrusion by the setting of the basin.

Extensive specification
Lots of living space
Large bedroom

Limited payload

Read more in our Auto-Sleepers Corinium FB review

Dethleffs Pulse T7051 DBM GT 2019


  • Price £62,900
  • Layout Rear island bed
  • Sleeps 3
  • Travel seats 4
  • MTLPM 3500kg
  • Length 7.41m

If you’re in the market for a high-quality, stylish, three-berth coachbuilt motorhome, this might be the one to set your heart racing.

The low-profile bodywork gives off ‘premium’ signals – flush-fitting habitation windows, and opening sunroof in the overcab. It’s a wider-than-average entrance (with window), ditto the electric step. Facing the entrance is the lounge. Continental in styling, with L-shaped sofa and small inward-facing side seats.

The kitchen’s angled worktop means extra space is offered, with the circular sink inset and a triangular three-ring hob to its left, all protected by splash panelling. Under the hob, there’s a generous cutlery drawer, beneath which is a Thetford Duplex oven/grill combination.

The bed is manually height adjustable, and – thanks to the shaped wardrobes – wider than most. Beyond the kitchen, you step up to the tambour-doored shower cubicle on your right and toilet room to the left. The former is plastic-lined and has a wooden duckboard.

Attractive ceiling panelling
Opening sunroof in the overcab

Wheel arch intrusion in the shower

Read more in our Dethleffs Pulse T7051 DBM GT review

Rapido 880F 2019


  • Price £65,600
  • Layout Rear island bed
  • Sleeps 4
  • Travel seats 4
  • MTLPM 3500kg
  • Length 7.04m

Big lounge, big beds – that’s the theme for Rapido A-classes in 2019 and the 880F has been stretched by some 10cm. By Rapido standards, the floorplan is quite routine – rear island bed, pull-down double over the cab area, large front lounge, and central kitchen and washroom. All squeezed into a body that’s only just over 7m long.

Inside, this 880F has the Castello furniture finish and Denver soft furnishings. Up front, you’ll find the usual Continental-style lounge.

The main kitchen unit, on the nearside, houses a three-in-a-line gas hob, with the oven set low, below a cutlery drawer. The pull-down double bed is manually operated. Like the island bed, it has a Bultex mattress on a slatted base. The island bed at the rear of the 880F is flanked by wardrobes and ledges, with lockers overhead and neat paddle lights.

The step-in shower cubicle has folding doors, and the panelling supports a handy wire basket and the riser bar.On the off-side, the toilet room has a stylish handbasin. Not the deepest, perhaps, but it has a proper metal swan-neck tap.

Smart looking exterior
Stylish washroom

Read more in our Rapido 880F review

Fleurette Discover 65LMC 2019


  • Price £70,589
  • Layout Rear island bed
  • Sleeps 4
  • Travel seats 4
  • MTLPM 3500kg
  • Length 6.59m

At ‘just’ 6.59m long, this is the baby of the seven-strong range – an overall length that will appeal to those who don’t want too big a vehicle. Also of interest is the floorpan, which gives you a rear island-bed as well as the usual pull-down double (with easy action) over the cab. Take another look at the rear bed and you’ll see it’s slightly offset, meaning a more spacious toilet room adjacent while still allowing the three-sides access you’d associate with any island bed.

It’s a typical lounge – swivel cab seat plus forward-facing double travel unit adapting to an L-shaped sofa, with a handy fold-up stool across the doorway.

The main kitchen unit is nearside mid-‘van. It’s deep, with an ergonomically friendly curve that isn’t just easier for the chef, it also helps enhance the capacities of the three large, soft-close drawers.

Washroom facilities are less intrusive than a separate shower and toilet. Here, the double-doored, part-circular cubicle is on the offside, aft of the fridge-freezer. The swivel-bowl toilet, over which there’s a fold-down basin, is in a separate room.

This ‘van’s got the looks, the specification and the luxury, while the offset island-bed offers an appealing little twist

Flat floor from cab to bedroom
Small rear garage

Upright rear travel seat

Read more in our Fleurette Discover 65LMC review

You can find more motorhome reviews in our Motorhome Buying Guides – check out Best motorhomes under £60,000 and Best motorhomes over £80,000

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