The wide selection of motorhomes on the market in the UK can make it a tough prospect to know how to go about choosing the best motorhome for you and your family.

Whether you’re planning to buy your first ‘van or are an experienced tourer looking for an upgrade, how do you go about finding the motorhome that will suit your needs? That’s where we come in.

To help make the decision as simple as possible for you, the experts at Practical Motorhome have identified the best motorhomes on the market.

This has seen us run the Practical Motorhome Awards, where our expert judging panel, with decades of collective experience, picked out the standout motorhomes for the new season, covering a wide range of categories.

As well as that, we also run the Owner Satisfaction Awards, where our readers help buyers pick the right motorhome. We received over 2,600 responses in our most recent set of results, run in conjunction with the Camping and Caravanning Club, giving us a comprehensive picture of the market.

We’ve added together the information provided from our various sources, which includes the many tests and reviews we conduct throughout the year, to pick out the best motorhomes for sale and help you find the right ‘van for you.

Models from the leading motorhome brands feature on our list, including Adria, Auto-Sleeper and Auto-Trail. You can find out more about them by reading our guide to the best motorhome manufacturers.

How do I choose the best motorhome for me?

Start by thinking about how regularly you are going to be using your motorhome. Where will you be going in it and how many people will be using it? Is it a base for touring as a family, or are you intending to use it as a couple?

Then, think through what is important for the motorhome to definitely have – the must-haves vs the would-likes. What would make your ‘van the best motorhome for you?

How we review motorhomes

We’ve been reviewing motorhomes for more than 20 years now, regularly putting the latest models on the market to the test. When we review these ‘vans, we make sure we provide honest, impartial advice, highlighting the pros, but also drawing attention to any niggles too.

We begin by taking a look at the latest releases before selecting the motorhomes that we think are worth a closer inspection. We then take the ‘vans out for a live-in test, trying them out in real-world circumstances for periods of time that vary from a weekend trip to a longer tour around the UK or abroad.

When we take a motorhome out, we take everything into account, from its build quality to the practicalities of touring in it.

We have an experienced team of motorhome testers – we know what to look out for in a good motorhome, whether it’s from the perspective of a beginner or a more experienced tourer. You can find out more about how we test on our About Us page. 

What are the best motorhomes?

Adria Matrix Supreme 670 SL

Adria Matrix Supreme 670 SL on a white background
  • Price: £75,895
  • Berths: 4
  • MTPLM: 3650kg
  • MiRO: 3150kg
  • Shipping length: 7.48m
  • Width: 2.30m
  • Payload: 425kg

Reason to buy:

  • Good kitchen
  • Bright lounge

Reason to avoid:

  • No microwave
  • Toilet hatch likely to be accessed from within the awning if you have one

This Adria model that won the best motorhome under £80,000 certainly lives up to the ‘supreme’ part of its name. We think the drop-down bed is a useful feature – it’s been redesigned from previous models and now gives you more headroom when you’re in the front lounge.

The lounge has an L-shaped dinette seat and side sofa, while light is provided by the sunroof, which is now bigger than in previous models. We found this to be a particularly welcome touch – there’s always the risk of a front lounge feeling a bit dingy when there’s a dropdown bed but this certainly isn’t the case here.

The front lounge of the Adria Matrix Supreme 670 SL

The kitchen is well-equipped, as you would expect from a ‘van that makes it onto our best motorhome round-up. It comes with a three-burner inline hob, an extractor fan and rectangular sink, as well as a Duplex combined oven and grill. It’s easy to see how it won best motorhome for families too, with touches such as a 142-litre fridge ensuring it’s meeting the needs of family life. However, we would like to have seen a microwave included.

The washroom is also split, with the shower found on the offside. A potential consideration with this layout is that the toilet’s hatch will most likely need to be accessed from within the awning if you have one.

We do like the addition of the compartment that can be found on the exterior of the van by the habitation door. Not only does it enclose the hook-up connection, but it can also store useful items for setting up camp, such as your levelling blocks. An expanded 115-litre water tank is also good to see.

Full review: Adria Matrix Supreme 670 SL

Elddis Autoquest 150

The interior of the Elddis Autoquest 150
  • Price: £51,969
  • Berths: 4
  • MTPLM: 3500kg
  • MiRO: 2909kg
  • Shipping length: 7.33m
  • Width: 2.69m
  • Payload: 591kg

Reason to buy:

  • Roomy and bright
  • Good lounge
  • Good kitchen workspace

Reason to avoid:

  • Wheel arch encroaches on shower
  • Only one drainage hole
  • Three-burner hob is gas-only

Space will certainly not be an issue in this 7.33m long motorhome. We found the well-sized front lounge provides more than enough space for four, with the parallel settees offering great comfort.

The interior feels airy – we particularly liked the addition of the large mirror adjacent to the door, as it allows the light provided by three Hekis to be utilised very effectively.

We did think the shorter length of the motorhome is perhaps felt in the washroom. In here, the wheel arch encroaches on the shower area, and there’s also only one drainage hole. The salad-bowl-style basing is a bit on the small side here too, yet despite this, we like that there’s still a spacious feeling, thanks to another Heki and mirror.

The partition in use in the Elddis Autoquest 150

In the kitchen, you’ll find the three-burner hob is gas-only, yet we like that there’s plenty of workspace and the sink is a good size.

A touch we appreciate is how the partition is used in the 150 – instead of shutting off the back of the van, it closes off the front. This is ideal if you’re touring with children, giving you the rest of the interior – as well as access to the awning – to pass the evening away.

The island bed at the rear of the van is also very comfortable in the ‘van that won best motorhome under £60,000.

Full review: Elddis Autoquest 150

Frankia l8400 Plus Platin

The Frankia I8400 Plus Platin on a white background
  • Price: £171,600
  • Berths: 4
  • MTPLM: 5500kg
  • MiRO: 4660kg
  • Shipping length: 8.60m

Reasons to buy

  • Ideal for off-gridders
  • Plenty of lockers

Reasons to avoid:

  • Most expensive model on the list
  • Garage could be bigger

It’s the most expensive ‘van to make it onto our round-up, but we think this is a motorhome that will provide a very luxurious experience, as you may expect from the winner of the best motorhome over £80,000.

While it has a big price tag, the I8400 is hard to beat, with great features found throughout. For instance, if you’re planning to take your motorhome offgrid, four 110W Buttner solar panels on the roof will keep the lithium batteries charged. An 11-year water ingress guarantee is another welcome feature.

It doesn’t come as a surprise to see the luxurious touches continue inside too, where the C-shaped lounge has a TV fitted as standard. Surround sound is provided through the subwoofer and speakers beneath the locker, allowing you to enjoy an immersive viewing experience of your favourite shows.

The washroom that is found in the centre of the ‘van can be partitioned off on both sides. A well-lit shower is on the driver’s side, and includes two drains, while a ceramic toilet, complete with carbon filter, can be located on the other side.

We also found this 8.6m motorhome provides plenty of storage space – eight lockers are found in the lounge, while two wardrobes offer shelves and room for hanging. The garage holds a couple of bikes and is simple enough to access – however, the lounge at the rear of the van means it’s perhaps not quite as big as it could be.

Full review: Frankia I8400 Plus Platin

Auto-Trail Grand Frontier GF 88

The exterior of the Auto-Trail Grand Frontier GF 88
  • Price: £106,801
  • Berths: 4
  • MTPLM: 5000kg
  • MiRO: 4000kg
  • Shipping length: 8.79m
  • Width: 2.35m

Reasons to buy:

  • Bright interior
  • Great kitchen

Reasons to avoid:

  • No day-bed function for the large island bed

A feature we really like in this Auto-Trail motorhome is the fact you climb into the driver’s seat via a driver’s door on the ‘correct’ side, a trait not often seen in Continental vehicles.

Understated yet very stylish, we think the GF 88 is tastefully decorated throughout. Lighting will not be an issue in the lounge, with big windows and a Heki providing light during the day, while at night, we found the strip lights beneath the lockers combined with four spotlights to create ambience.

We found the seating comfortable in this A-class van that won best 4 berth motorhome, with room to stretch on the nearside, even when the folding table is being used.

You may do a double take upon initial entry to the kitchen. In here, there is a worktop that looks so convincing, you could actually believe it was slate and not laminate. We also like that it’s well-equipped, with a 171-litre fridge and separate freezer found across the aisle from the sink, four-burner dual-fuel hob, oven and grill.

The kitchen has a laminate work surface that could easily pass for slate

When it comes to the washroom, a toilet is found on the awning side, and comes with a large handbasin. Opposite is a shower, which gives you headroom and a roof vent, while we liked that there’s room for your toiletries.

Sleeping berths are provided by the large island bed and a comfortable dropdown bed. It’s worth noting that there is not a day-bed function in the former but we thought the comfortable lounge compensates for this.

Full review: Auto-Trail Grand Frontier GF 88

Swift Select Compact C500

Swift Select Compact C500

  • Price: £60,490
  • Berths: 2
  • MTPLM: 3300kg
  • MiRO: 2797kg
  • Shipping length: 6.65m
  • Width: 2.26m
  • Payload: 503kg

Reasons to buy:

  • Comfortable rear lounge

Reasons to avoid:

  • Washroom could be better

We were very impressed by this two berth, a model that was a worthy winner of the best low-profile motorhome category at the Practical Motorhome Awards.

The motorhome has a rear lounge, which we found to be a great space for relaxing and socialising in. However, there is a trade-off – you have to put the bed together each night.

The presence of two belted seats in the front dinette mean four can travel. It’s a well-lit area, thanks to the sunroof, while two swan-neck lights are useful if you want to read. In comparison, those on the bench have to make do with a small spotlight under the locker.

A table with room for four is also to hand.

Our reviewer, Peter Baber, said the rear lounge “might feel a bit squeezed” – this is due to the narrower width of the motorhome, but that’s the price you pay for it being easier to drive. We do think it made the interior cosier though. This is also well-lit, thanks to side and rear windows, and when the evening comes around, you can rely on ambient lighting and four spotlights.

The beds are made out of the U-shaped settee in the lounge

The beds are made out of the U-shaped settee – we found them to be a good length, at 6ft and 6ft 5in, and also liked how easy it is to turn them into a big double, simply by pulling out platforms. The settees also provide some excellent storage.

In the kitchen, we thought the workspace is good – and that’s without using the extension. Useful features in here include a Thetford Triplex oven and microwave.

We felt the washroom was like “an airline washroom”, due to the all-plastic cupboard and narrow basin. We should point out there’s no separate shower – instead, the shower head doubles up as a basin tap. In here, you’ll also find a roof vent and large, well-lit mirror.

Verdict: With a bright interior, we think this ‘van really makes the most of the available space.

Full review: Swift Select Compact C500

Auto-Sleeper Broadway EL

The Auto-Sleeper Broadway EL on a white background
  • Price: £68,700
  • Berths: 2
  • MTPLM: 3500kg
  • MiRO: 3171kg
  • Shipping length: 6.60m
  • Width: 2.32m
  • Payload: 329kg

Reasons to buy:

  • Excellent central washroom

Reasons to avoid:

  • Storage could be better

At 6.63m long, this low-profile model has a lounge and entrance that are opened out, thanks to the extra 6.7cm of width that the Broadway EL has over a standard Peugeot Boxer. In fact, upon stepping in, we reckon you may be surprised by how much room you actually get.

The lounge at the rear of the motorhome is ideal for relaxing in, with a Heki and three windows providing daylight. A one touch-sensitive LED is a nice addition, while ambient light is found above the lockers.

You can either use the comfortable settees as single beds or alternatively use the pull-out platforms to create a double.

The lounge in the Auto-Sleeper Broadway EL

A well-lit side kitchen has a dual-fuel hob with four burners and microwave as just two of the features. The sink comes with a drainer while a crockery rack is stored in one of the overhead lockers, while a 142-litre AES fridge is a good size.

While storage could be better, you still get options, including seven overhead lockers that can be found in the lounge.

One of our favourite features is the central washroom, packed full of useful features. In fact, our reviewer, Peter Baber, said it was “the best central washroom we have seen in a long time”. The shower tray comes with three drainage holes, while a large mirror and rooflight are welcome additions.

Verdict: The winner of the best motorhome under 7m provides comfort throughout and the washroom will certainly make touring a more pleasant experience.

Full review: Auto-Sleeper Broadway EL

Auto-Sleeper Nuevo EK

The interior of the Auto-Sleeper Nuevo EK with chairs swivelled round
  • Price: from £60,200
  • Berths: 2
  • MTPLM: 3500kg
  • MiRO: 2874kg
  • Shipping length: 5.75m

Reasons to buy:

  • Well-lit lounge
  • Good shower

Reasons to avoid:

  • Double bed will need making up each night

This two berth motorhome was the winner of the best motorhome for couples and is full of exclusive features, as you might expect in an anniversary edition.

The lounge is well-lit, regardless of the time of day. During the day, you can rely on a sunroof, two side windows and a large Heki, while in the evening, you have four spotlights and a large LED ceiling light.

Flexibility is the order of the day with the Nuevo EK. You have a choice of tables: a small pedestal that works for two or a larger folding one. When they’re not being used, they can be kept in the wardrobe. You also have the option of putting the TV on the front nearside or rear nearside, depending on your requirements.

The kitchen and splashback in the Nuevo EK

The combined heating and air-con system is another great touch and really contributes towards creating a welcoming space for relaxing in. It works off the Truma iNet, although it does require electricity. This is something that is worth bearing in mind if you were thinking of going off-grid.

The end kitchen is well-equipped, with features including a big sink, a four-burner dual-fuel hob, separate oven and grill, as well as an extractor fan. The splash back creates a stylish vibe for cooking in.

Workspace isn’t an issue either, courtesy of a shelf which extends out of the sideboard.

You might expect to see a compact corner washroom due to the end kitchen but there’s a separate shower cubicle with good headroom, as well as three drain holes.

When it comes to sleeping, the settees are simple to turn into a double, but don’t look to use them as two singles – they’re too short for that.

Storage in the van is more than adequate, with wardrobe space for two, as well as overhead lockers and cubbyholes dotted throughout the motorhome.

Verdict: Despite being only 5.75m-long, this motorhome manages to provide a spacious interior and is we are more than a little bit in love with the heating system!

Full review: Auto-Sleeper Nuevo EK

Chausson S514

The bed in the Chausson S514
  • Price: £46,490
  • Berths: 2/3
  • MTPLM: 3500kg
  • MiRO: 2600kg
  • Shipping length: 5.99m
  • Width: 2.1m

Reasons to buy:

  • Good washroom
  • Rooflight ensures well-lit lounge

Reasons to avoid:

  • No microwave or oven in the kitchen

There’s plenty to like about the van that won best motorhome under 6m at the Practical Motorhome Awards. Only 5.99m long and 2.1m wide, it certainly makes driving down tight roads an easier prospect.

Upon entering the Chausson, you’re bound to notice the sideboard to the right of the door – it’s a well-situated spot for a TV to sit, with the lounge perfectly placed for easy viewing. While there isn’t a sunroof, lighting isn’t an issue, as a rooflight above the table lets light flood in.

An appreciated touch is the table extension, which would mean four could easily sit in comfort.

The washroom should more than meet your needs, with a shower cubicle created with the partition. A roof vent and good headroom are welcome, as are the two plug holes – you’re even given a perch, courtesy of the wheel arch. You’ll also find mirrors both in and outside the washroom.

In the kitchen, you’ll find a mains socket and two USB ports, but there is no microwave or oven. Instead, you’re relying on a two-burner hob for cooking. A potential solution could be found near the half-height fridge, where a mains socket could give you room for either a microwave or toaster.

The rear transverse bed is comfortable. However, you should note the ladder that is used to access it will mean the fridge is obstructed. Another issue could be that upon drawing the partition curtain, you only get light from a striplight in the evening, although there are two USB slots too. This won’t be an issue during the day, when daylight floods in through a window.

A child-sized third berth can be made up by using the table and cushions.

Storage options are good – you could house an upright bicycle in the garage for instance. Folding the bed will not only give you internal access to this but also a wardrobe and a shelved cupboard. Another useful feature is the ‘Technibox’ which provides access to the fuse box, water tank and water drain.

Verdict: Good storage and decent washroom will help to make your motorhome tours a much more enjoyable experience.

Full review: Chausson S514

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