Need a car for your medium-sized family? Selecting the perfect ride can be quite a challenge. There is so much to consider when you need to accommodate little ones as well as adults and there are so many wonderful vehicles out there to choose from.
Carmakers have truly outdone themselves these past few years in terms of family vehicles. Even though it is great to have so many options, it can also be very difficult to decide on the right car type for your family. To make it a little bit easier to choose, we have created a list of the best car types that will suit your smallish family perfectly.
SUV’s are Ideal
SUVs are extremely popular among families for various reasons. These vehicles have a very stylish overall look and they usually come with 5 – 7 seats which is ideal for accommodating a family of four plus an occasional added passenger.
The days of the sedan and station wagon as the family hauler seem a distant memory with many buyers finding SUV’s the go to family vehicle of choice. The higher riding position, perceived better view of the road, better ground clearance and an easier, higher entry point for driver and passengers are the strong selling points of these types of vehicles.
They usually feature a bigger boot so you can fit more luggage or bulky sports gear into them. This is an especially popular car for adventure lovers since many SUVs have an engine that is powerful enough to haul a trailer or small caravan and their off-road design is ideal for those action-packed holidays. Usually, higher-specification models in the range offer All Wheel Drive (AWD) which adds grip, road driving assurance and some level of off-road ability for some light camping and off roading family adventures.
Some of the best SUVs for families include vehicles like the Mitsubishi Outlander, Kia Sportage, Hyundai Tuscon, Mazda CX-5, Nissan X-Trail, Toyota Kluger, and Land Rover Defender.
A Compact Crossover Is a Good Alternative
Crossover SUVs or utility vehicles have taken the market by storm. Many people’s second car has been a smaller Hatchback. The emerging trend with buyers who already have an SUV as their main car is the move towards replacing the Hatchback with the Compact Crossover. The perceived advantage of versatility, increased ride height, vision and accessibility remain an appealing proposition to buyers and their driving lifestyle needs. Not as tall and bulky as your average SUV with the further advantage of easier parking.. These compact vehicles offer ample seats and they are equipped with relatively large trunks. Crossovers tend to offer great fuel efficiency if they are carefully driven but they usually don’t offer too much power since they tend to have a smaller engine compared to your average SUV.
These modern vehicles are usually equipped with lots of comfort features that are great for keeping everyone in the family nice and comfortable.
Some of the best crossovers for families include vehicles like the Alfa Romeo Tonale, Volkswagen T-ROC, Nissan Qashqai, Mitsubishi ASX & Eclipse Cross, Hyundai Kona & Venue,Mazda CX-3, Toyota CH-R & Kia Seltos.
Double Cab Pickup is Perfect for The Adventure Lover
Double-cab pickup trucks are also ideal for families of four, especially if you are a bunch of adventure lovers who enjoy frequent camping sessions. This type of vehicle currently makes up over 40% of the top 10 selling vehicles in Australia. It ticks a lot of boxes for many families as it can offer dual purposes of a rugged work vehicle and family adventure vehicle. Most vehicles in this class have a towing capacity between 3000-3500 kg which offers great flexibility in towing trailers, Jet-skis, boats and caravans.
Modern double-cab pickups are quite fuel-efficient for their huge size and powerful motors and they do come with plenty of luxury features. More recently, they have advanced with added modern safety features similar to SUV’s that help protect occupants in the front and back seats.These vehicles have just enough seats for the entire family and you can even add a canopy on the back to accommodate your family pets.
Some examples of best double-cab pickups for families are vehicles like the Ford Ranger, Isuzu D-Max, Mazda BT-50, Toyota Hilux, Volkswagen Amarok and Mitsubishi Triton.
A Passenger Vehicle For General Drives
If you need a simple car that is perfect for commuting to school or work then a passenger like a sedan or hatchback vehicle might be a more suitable option. Hatchbacks tend to be preferable for their larger opening and ability to transport lots of luggage while sedans usually offer more legroom for passengers. These people movers are known for their smooth handling on open roads, easy to park and maneuver and they are usually very fuel efficient.
Some of the best light passenger vehicles for families include vehicles like the Kia Rio, Subaru Impreza, Mazda 3, Hyundai i30, Kia Cerato,Toyota Corolla, Audi A3 and Volkswagen Golf.
If you are having a tough time choosing the right car type for your family and lifestyle or need help finding a car that fits well within your budget range then you should contact My Next Car Buying Agency.
There are so many cars on the market that choosing the right one can be confusing and extremely time consuming. The car that is a popular choice, that suits your neighbour or friend may not be the right car for you or your families particular needs. When you consider a detailed analysis of your specific car needs currently and into the future, then the maze of many good cars will be reduced a manageable few in the process of choosing the right one for you and your personal circumstances.
We can assess your car, lifestyle needs now and through your planned ownership period, taking into account your financial abilities and connect you to a vehicle that will suit your needs perfectly.