Which cars come with a spare wheel?

Most cars don’t come with a spare wheel these days. We find out why and whether you should invest in one...

Which cars come with a spare wheel?

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It’s late on a wet and windy evening and you’re driving home along an unlit country lane. You hear a thud and then the car starts to pull strongly to one side. You’ve hit a pothole and it’s punctured a tyre. Any practically minded person would brace themselves and change the affected wheel for the spare. However, this could be the moment you discover that your car doesn’t actually have a spare wheel.

According to tyre maker Continental, drivers suffer a puncture on average every 44,000 miles or five years, so many people won’t know whether their car has a spare wheel or not. Over the past decade, more and more car manufacturers have ditched conventional spare wheels for tyre repair kits. They cite two main reasons for this: repair kits take up less space and are lighter, thus aiding fuel economy.

 

But there’s a third reason: cost. A tyre repair kit costs around £20, whereas a space-saver spare wheel could cost £100. So, by providing repair kits as standard and charging extra for a spare wheel, car makers can also make a profit out of this practice.

We conducted a survey of 251 new car models from 31 brands to find out what they provide as standard to deal with flat tyres, and found that just 8% come with a full-size spare wheel. A space-saver is standard on 30%, while 55% have a tyre repair kit rather than any type of spare wheel. The rest are fitted with run-flat tyres. Here's our rundown of which models can - and can't - be bought with some sort of spare wheel.

What Car? says…

It’s a shame that so many car makers charge extra for a spare wheel, but we still think it’s worth getting one if you can. Even a space-saver wheel will enable you to get to your destination if your car suffers a puncture, and that’s better than the risk of your car having to be towed to a garage to get a new tyre if its tyre repair kit is insufficient.

Click through to find out which brands and car models come with a spare wheel, space saver spare or a tyre inflation kit, and how much it'll cost to add a spare if it's an optional extra.

Which cars come with a spare wheel?

Alfa Romeo Mito

Alfa Romeo

Tyre repair kit: Mito, Giulia, Stelvio, 4C

Space-saver spare wheel: Mito (Super, Speciale, Veloce; £100 on other trims), £275 on Stelvio

Full-size spare wheel: none

Run-flat tyres: Giulia (Speciale, Veloce; £250 on other trims)

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Audi A1

Audi

Tyre repair kit: A1, A3 e-tron, Q2, Q5, Q7, TT, R8

Space-saver spare wheel: A3, A4, A5, A5 Sportback, A5 Cabriolet, A6, A6 Avant, A7, A8, Q3, £199 on A1, £100 on Q2

Full-size spare wheel: A4 Allroad, A6 Allroad, £175 on Q5

Run-flat tyres: none

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BMW M2

BMW

Tyre repair kit: 1 Series, i3

Space-saver spare wheel: £75 on 2 Series

Full-size spare wheel: none

Run-flat tyres: X1, X2, X3, X4, X5, X6, 2 Series, 3 Series, 4 Series, 5 Series, 6 Series, 7 Series, £180 on 1 Series

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Citroen C3 Aircross

Citroën

Tyre repair kit: C1 (Touch), C3 (Touch), C3 Aircross (Touch), C4 Cactus (Touch), C4 Spacetourer (Blue HDI 150), Grand C4 Spacetourer (Blue HDI 150), Berlingo Multispace (Touch)

Space-saver spare wheel: C1, C3, C3 Aircross (£75 on Touch), C4 Cactus, C4 Spacetourer, Grand C4 Spacetourer, Berlingo Multispace

Full-size spare wheel: C1, C3, C3 Aircross (£75 on Touch), C4 Cactus, C4 Spacetourer, Grand C4 Spacetourer, Berlingo Multispace

Run-flat tyres: none

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Dacia Duster

Dacia

Tyre repair kit: Sandero, Logan MCV, Duster

Space-saver spare wheel: £150 on Duster, £100 on Logan MCV, £100 on Sandero

Full-size spare wheel: none

Run-flat tyres: none

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Fiat Doblo

Fiat

Tyre repair kit: Panda, 500, Punto, 500X, 500L, Qubo, Doblo, 124 Spider

Space-saver spare wheel: Tipo, £60 on Panda, £100 on 500, £100 on 500X, £125 on 500L

Full-size spare wheel: £175 on 500X, £100 on Qubo, £170 on Doblo

Run-flat tyres: none

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Which cars come with a spare wheel?

Ford Fiesta

Ford

Tyre repair kit: Ka+, Fiesta, Ecosport, Mustang

Space-saver spare wheel: Focus, Mondeo, Kuga, Edge, Galaxy, S-Max

Full-size spare wheel: £100 on Ka+, £100 on Fiesta (not available on Style), £100 on Focus (Zetec, Titanium), £100 on Mondeo

Run-flat tyres: none

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Honda Jazz

Honda

Tyre repair kit: Jazz, Civic, HR-V, NSX

Space-saver spare wheel: CR-V

Full-size spare wheel: none

Run-flat tyres: none

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Hyundai i20

Hyundai

Tyre repair kit: i10 (S, SE Blue), i20 (S, S Air, SE, Prem Nav), i30 (S), Ioniq (Plug-in, Electric), Kona (S), Tucson (S)

Space-saver spare wheel: i10, i20, ix20, i30, i40, Ioniq (Hybrid), Kona

Full-size spare wheel: none

Run-flat tyres: none

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Infiniti Q70

Infiniti

Tyre repair kit: Q30, QX30

Space-saver spare wheel: Q70, QX70

Full-size spare wheel: none

Run-flat tyres: Q30 (Sport), Q50, Q60, QX30 (with 19in wheels)

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Jaguar F-Type

Jaguar

Tyre repair kit: XE, XF, XJ (Luxury, Premium), E-Pace, F-Pace, F-Type

Space-saver spare wheel: XJR, £160 on XE, £190 on XF, XJ (Portfolio, Autobiography, R-Sport; £140 on Luxury, Premium), £272 on E-Pace, £160 on F-Pace, £377 on F-Type

Full-size spare wheel: £370 on F-Pace

Run-flat tyres: none

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Jeep Renegade

Jeep

Tyre repair kit: Renegade, Compass, Cherokee

Space-saver spare wheel: Grand Cherokee, £150 on Renegade, £120 on Compass, £120 on Cherokee Trailhawk

Full-size spare wheel: Wrangler, £200 on Renegade

Run-flat tyres: none

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Kia Stonic

Kia

Tyre repair kit: Picanto, Rio, Cee’d GT, Optima (3, GT Line S), Optima Sportswagon, Stinger, Stonic, Soul (Sport), Soul EV

Space-saver spare wheel: Cee’d, Venga, Optima, Soul, Sportage, Carens, £30 on Picanto, £42 on Rio, £41 on Stinger, £38 on Stonic

Full-size spare wheel: Niro, Sorento

Run-flat tyres: none

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Which cars come with a spare wheel?

Land Rover Range Rover

Land Rover

Tyre repair kit: Discovery Sport (7-seat), Range Rover Evoque, Range Rover Sport (Hybrid), Range Rover (Hybrid)

Space-saver spare wheel: Range Rover Velar, Range Rover Sport, Range Rover, £165 on Range Rover Evoque

Full-size spare wheel: none

Run-flat tyres: Discovery Sport (5-seat), Discovery

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Mazda CX-5

Mazda

Tyre repair kit: 2, 3, 6, CX-3, CX-5, MX-5

Space-saver spare wheel: none

Full-size spare wheel: none

Run-flat tyres: **none*

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Mercedes-Benz SLC

Mercedes-Benz

Tyre repair kit: A-Class, B-Class, C-Class, GLA, GLC, GLE (500e)

Space-saver spare wheel: none

Full-size spare wheel: none

Run-flat tyres: E-Class, GLA (AMG Line), GLE, GLS, £595 on C-Class

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MG 3

MG

Tyre repair kit: 3, ZS, GS

Space-saver spare wheel: none

Full-size spare wheel: none

Run-flat tyres: none

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Mini Clubman

Mini

Tyre repair kit: 3dr hatchback, 5dr hatchback, Convertible, Clubman, Countryman Space-saver spare wheel: £100 on Clubman, £100 on Countryman Full-size spare wheel: none Run-flat tyres: £140 on 3dr, £140 on 5dr, £140 on Convertible £210 on Clubman, £210 on Countryman

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Which cars come with a spare wheel?

Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV

Mitsubishi

Tyre repair kit: Mirage, ASX, Eclipse Cross, Outlander PHEV

Space-saver spare wheel: Outlander

Full-size spare wheel: Shogun

Run-flat tyres: none

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Nissan X-Trail

Nissan

Tyre repair kit: Micra, Leaf, Juke, Qashqai

Space-saver spare wheel: Juke (N-Connecta, Tekna), X-Trail, £170 on Leaf, £215 on Qashqai

Full-size spare wheel: none

Run-flat tyres: none

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Peugeot 5008

Peugeot

Tyre repair kit: 108 (Access, Active), 5008 (2.0 diesel)

Space-saver spare wheel: 108, 208, 308, [508](https://www.whatcar.com/peugeot/508/saloon/review/, 2008 (diesel), 3008, 5008

Full-size spare wheel: 208 GTi (Prestige), 2008 (petrol), Traveller, £98 on 308, £98 on 3008

Run-flat tyres: none

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Porsche 718 Boxster

Porsche

Tyre repair kit: 718 Boxster, 718 Cayman, 911, Panamera, Macan, Cayenne

Space-saver spare wheel: £270 on Cayenne

Full-size spare wheel: none

Run-flat tyres: none

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Renault Kadjar

Renault

Tyre repair kit: Twizy, Twingo, Zoe, Clio, Mégane, Captur, Kadjar, Koleos, Scénic, Grand Scénic

Space-saver spare wheel: £110 on Twingo, Clio, Mégane, Kadjar, Koleos, Scénic and Grand Scénic

Full-size spare wheel: none

Run-flat tyres: none

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Seat Ateca

Seat

Tyre repair kit: Mii

Space-saver spare wheel: Ibiza, Leon, Toledo, Arona, Ateca

Full-size spare wheel: none

Run-flat tyres: none

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Skoda Karoq

Skoda

Tyre repair kit: Citigo, Fabia, Octavia, Rapid, Superb, Karoq, Kodiaq

Space-saver spare wheel: £55 on Citigo, £90 on Fabia, £105 on Octavia, £85 on Rapid, £105 on Superb, £150 on Karoq, £105 on Kodiaq

Full-size spare wheel: £250 on Karoq

Run-flat tyres: none

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Subaru XV

Subaru

Tyre repair kit: Impreza, XV, BRZ

Space-saver spare wheel: none

Full-size spare wheel: Levorg, Outback, Forester, WRX STI

Run-flat tyres: none

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Suzuki Ignis

Suzuki

Tyre repair kit: Celerio, Swift, Baleno, Ignis, SX4 S-Cross, Vitara

Space-saver spare wheel: £219 on Celerio, Swift (£249 if Allgrip), Baleno, Ignis (£249 if Allgrip), SX4 S-Cross and Vitara

Full-size spare wheel: Jimny

Run-flat tyres: none

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Toyota C-HR

Toyota

Tyre repair kit: Aygo, Avensis Touring Sports, Prius (Excel, Business Edition+), Prius Plug-in, C-HR, Verso, GT86

Space-saver spare wheel: Auris, Avensis, Prius (Active, Business Edition), Prius+, RAV4

Full-size spare wheel: Land Cruiser

Run-flat tyres: none

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Vauxhall Grandland X

Vauxhall

Tyre repair kit: Viva, Adam, Corsa, Astra, Astra GTC, Cascada, Insignia Grand Sport, Insignia Sports Tourer, Crossland X, Mokka X, Grandland X, Zafira Tourer

Space-saver spare wheel: £110 on Viva, Adam, Corsa, Astra, Astra GTC, Cascada, Insignia Grand Sport, Insignia Sports Tourer, Crossland X, Mokka X, Grandland X and Zafira Tourer

Full-size spare wheel: none

Run-flat tyres: none

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Volkswagen Polo

Volkswagen

Tyre repair kit: Up (Take, Beats), Up GTI, Polo (Beats), Golf GTE, e-Golf, Passat GTE, Tiguan (BiTDI), Tiguan Allspace, Sharan, Touran

Space-saver spare wheel: Polo, Golf, Golf SV, Beetle, Passat, T-Roc, Tiguan, Touareg, £50 on Up (Take, Beats), £50 on Up GTI

Full-size spare wheel: Arteon, Passat (GT; £165 on other trims), Passat Alltrack

Run-flat tyres: none

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Volvo XC40

Volvo

Tyre repair kit: V40, S60, V60, S90, V90, XC60, XC90

Space-saver spare wheel: £150 on V40 (not diesels), S60, V60, S90 (not on T8), V90 (not on T8), XC60 (not on T8) and XC90 (not on T8)

Full-size spare wheel: none

Run-lfat tyres: none

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