Your car is a trusty steed. It gets you through your morning commute smoothly and without incident. It helps you run the necessary weekend errands and help to facilitate the fun stuff. It’s been your chariot on family road trips and responsible travels to see far away relatives. It’s been your companion on all kinds of family holidays from quick seaside getaways to leisurely Eurotunnel drives overseas. Still, while it’s been a good and faithful friend, there may come a time when your needs surpass its capabilities, especially with growing families.
If you have a new child on the way, your priorities may change. You might be looking for something a little bigger and roomier, sturdier and more responsive. Something with more advanced features to keep the kids safe, comfortable and entertained on your travels.
Any of these four vehicles is an excellent fit for a family that’s about to get a little bigger…
Looking for an SUV that doesn’t look or feel so much like an SUV? Look no further than this SUV / hatchback hybrid from Peugeot. The 2008 is a great drive with some off-road capabilities that make it a good fit for suburbanites and those living in rural areas. And with ISOFIX seats, child safety locks and a 5 star NCAP safety rating, it’s an excellent choice for those whose families are about to get bigger.
You may ask yourself, is a Vauxhall Mokka a 4×4? Its friendly facade and wealth of comfort and safety features could lead you to believe that the vehicle won’t have all that much to offer in the performance department. With 4G Wifi as standard, a whisper-quiet engine, state of the art infotainment system and adaptive forward lighting, you could be forgiven for assuming that the Mokka was built for comfort rather than performance. But it also has 4×4 capabilities that bring it to the yard when you need extra oomph behind the wheel.
This award-winning SUV is an excellent choice for growing families. It has a 5-star safety rating and some cool extra features like side airbags for parents who can never have too much peace of mind. What’s more, the height-adjustable seats and steering wheel ensure that both parents and kids will be comfortable throughout their journeys. And with a generous 510 litres of boot space, you can be assured that you have the space to pack everything for long camping trips.
Our final entry brings the reliability and value for money that you’d expect from a Volkswagen. At £20,490 you get a lot of car for your money. It has a 5-star safety rating, six airbags, and a wealth of features to make long trips enjoyable for the whole family. However, this is also one of the most pleasurable cars on our list to drive with agility and responsiveness that belie its size and spaciousness. It’s very affordable to run, too!