When you have a family, it’s important that you have a car that suits everyone’s needs. You need to ensure the little ones in the back have space, and that the big ones in the front have plenty of room.
And then you need to make sure it’s a vehicle that you can all grow into. This means there needs to be space in the back for growing legs, as well as more boot space to transport more of your possessions.
With this in mind, we have scoured the car market and located the best family cars of all time. So whether you use this list to help you pick your next car, or are simply looking for a bit of family vehicle inspiration – we hope this list helps you to make the choosing of your next car a much easier decision.
- Nissan Micra
A perfect vehicle for those starting out with new families, the Nissan Micra is a five door vehicle that’s incredibly user friendly.
This may not be a vehicle that’s as suitable when the kids are reaching teenage years, but while they’re still young, the Micra will provide ample space for them in the back – as well as plenty for you in the front too!
It comes with exceptional technology such as: Bluetooth phone integration system, an audio seatbelt reminder, on board computer and much more.
Onboard safety features include: childproof door locks on the rear doors, curtain airbags, tyre pressure monitoring kit and even a warning triangle and first aid kit. There are also plenty more safety features that we haven’t listed, so make sure you enquire about all available options when purchasing the vehicle.
- Skoda Octavia
As a bigger vehicle than the Nissan Micra, the Skoda Octavia will be a better option if you’re planning on purchasing a car that will be able to seat the whole family – even when they’re grown up…
This stylish hatchback looks and performs great, and it comes complete with a modern Bluetooth system. In terms of boot space, the Octavia benefits from 590 litres with the seats up, meaning there’s plenty of room to store whatever you need for your journey.
Safety features in the Octavia include: driver and passenger airbags, fuel supply cut off, driver’s knee airbag, head airbags and so much more. As mentioned above, it’s always best to double check with your supplier exactly what safety features you will find in the vehicle before deciding whether it is the right option for you and your family.
- Honda Accord
Honda also makes great family cars. This is evident in the saloon version of the Honda Accord.
The model is filled with exciting tech including six speakers for the entertainment system and steering wheel mounted audio controls, among many more. The vehicle is also a user friendly, driving dream and offers cruise control and a fuel filler release.
Safety features inside the Honda Accord include: five three-point seatbelts, height adjustable front seatbelts, dual front and dual side SRS airbags, and more. Car safety is very important when transporting the family around – so ask your provider what is included, as well as the vehicle’s optional extras.
- BMW X3
As to be expected from any vehicle from the BMW brand, the X3 is an excellent car that is great for families. This Sports Activity Vehicle is fantastic for those who will be going on long, family road trips and has plenty of room for all.
The vehicle has an impressive load rate of 620 kg, and 100 kg can also be held on the roof racks. Key features include: BMW professional radio/CD/MP3 system, as well as an engine start/stop button, automatic tailgate operation, BMW emergency call, an onboard computer and an iDrive controller and monitor, with 6.5 inch monitor.
With this in mind, it’s hard to deny just how much BMW want to offer their customers “The Ultimate Driving Machine”, in a model that looks just as good as it performs.
- Vauxhall Astra
A car perfect for a new family just starting out, the Vauxhall Astra offers a sleek ride with great tech, too.
It’s one of those classic cars you’ll quite often see on the road, and this isn’t without reason. The Astra is a popular choice for families because there’s room for all, and is a pleasure to drive.
Standard technology in this vehicle includes: a multi function trip computer, cruise control and a speed limiter, steering wheel mounted audio controls and much more.
On top of this, safety features such as side airbags, curtain airbags and a tyre monitoring airbag, amongst much more, are all present. Ask your supplier for a full list of safety features to ensure whether this vehicle is the one for you.
There are many more exciting cars out there that are perfect for families large or small, but the above are some of the very best.
Buying a new vehicle offers the chance for a new way of life; a change to the mundane that cannot be taken for granted. But having a family doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice having a great vehicle, too.
So go for a vehicle that everyone can enjoy, and we’re sure you won’t look back.
This post was written by Sam Dickson on behalf of Stratstone.