Having a family changes your life quite dramatically, and this includes your choice of car! With so many different ‘family’ cars on the market, finding the best one for yours isn’t always as easy as you might think. When you have a family, you have to change the way you look at cars and make sure you are choosing a car that is not only right for you but also your children too.
At Tates Cars we know there are a few important factors that most parents have to consider when choosing a car and these include:
Having children makes your life a lot more expensive and often means that families need to budget on other factors. We understand that a lot of parents are looking for cars that aren’t too expensive but are good value for money.
Safety is almost always a priority for most parents when choosing their family car and can often be a deciding factor on which car to choose. There are a lot of different cars that come with new exceptional technology that can help keep your family safe and ensure you have trouble free journeys.
Two door small sports cars are often a no-go once you have started a family. However, this doesn’t mean you can’t find a stylish, fun car that is also big and comfortable enough for you. Most family cars come with a 5 or 7 seat option, so you can decide on what will be best for the number of seats your family will need.
There are some different family cars out there, but deciding which one is right for you is a difficult task, so we have listed a few of our favourite family cars that are available at the moment below, to help you make the important decision.
The Kia Soul is a great family car and was awarded a spot among the 10 best family cars of 2017 by Parents magazine and Edmunds. It is a very affordable, roomy car and has features that make it great for families, such as cruise control and speed limiter, rear parking sensors and a rear-view camera to track and record your journeys. For a safer more convenient driver experience, the Kia soul comes fitted with Blind Spot Detection and Rear Cross Traffic Alert Technology.
Hyundai Santa Fe
Even though the Hyundai Santa Fe is one of the more expensive models on the market, it is good value for money and has a powerful V-6 engine and lots of other perks that could sway you to buy this as your next family car. It comes available with either 5 or 7 seats and is a very spacious car, with added scruff protection on the doors and frame, which will be great for larger busier families.
The Santa Fe also has a vast amount of technology including touchscreen navigation system and smart parking which can come in handy when you have little distractions making a lot of noise in the backseat.
This car comes with some safety features to help keep your family safe, including the 7 airbag system and the brake assist system where it recognises an emergency brake situation and provides extra powerful mechanical pressure during the break, helping you come to a safe stop. The car also features Autonomous emergency braking where radar and camera sensors alert the driver of the possibility of an on-road collision and apply braking as necessary to avoid or migrate impact with pedestrians or other vehicles.
The latest Hyundai i30 is a stylish family hatchback that scores particularly well for safety and is one of the more cheaper family models on the market. It has rear and front parking assist, helping you park safely, as well as also having autonomous emergency braking.
It has a large cargo area, making it create for family and is very comfortable and is very quiet on the move, helping your drive as relaxing as it can be.
The i30 has impressive technology such as an inbuilt navigation system, headlights that dip and a DAB radio, which can help make your journey go a lot smoother
Citroen C4 Cactus
The Citroen C4 Cactus not only looks great and has some incredibly useful features, but it is also very kind to your wallet, thanks to its low fuel consumption, cheap tax and purchase price.
Not only is is good value for money, but it is also incredibly safe and has features that make it this way, such as park assist, active safety brakes and drive attention alert.
The new C4 Cactus features suspension with progressive hydraulic cushions, making it very comfortable, absorbing major and minor surface imperfections.
Citroën Grand C4 Picasso
When you travel with a family, it is essential to have enough space and that is precisely what the Grand C4 Picasso delivers. It is a very roomy 7 seater family car and weighs less than most cars of its size. It is very fuel efficient and cheap to run, as it has excellent fuel economy figures and has low CO2 emissions that keep the tax bill down.
It is also very safe, scoring 5 out of 5 when it was crash tested by independent safety body Euro NCAP. The Picasso has technology installed that also helps makes your journey safer and more relaxed, including blind spot monitors, speed limit recognition and driver assistance packages. The car also has an active lane departure warning system to guard against driver fatigue and a speed limit recognition system to help you stick to the speed limits when you are driving and keep your family safe.
DS 7 Crossback
DS has brought out a new model called DS 7 Crossback, which not only is it an excellent family car but looks great as well and the car’s low emissions means it is cheaper to run and makes it a genuine rival to premium alternatives.
The DS comes with a maximum 5-star rating from crash test specialists, Euro NCAP. It has various technology that helped it achieve this, including electronic stability programme, adaptive cruise control and the one-keep assist. It features Active Scan Suspension, which scans the road ahead and helps you deliver the smoothest possible ride. It also further has other minor safety features, such as multiple airbags and ISOFIX child-seat mounting points, to keep all your family safe.
At Tates cars we sell a range of different makes and models and paired with our team of motor experts, we can help you find your perfect family car! Go to our website or visit us in one of our 6 showrooms located in Crawley, Brighton and Pyecombe, to get more information and let us help you drive off in your dream car!