Choosing a family car is an important decision. You have to consider the long term plan. How many more kids do you plan to have? A quality car can last for many years if properly maintained. And many money saving experts agree a car should be driven “till the wheels fall off.” This is, of course, said tongue in cheek, but you get the point: pick a good car and drive it as long as possible so you don’t have to keep making payments on a new car. Of course there is the alternative option of approaching a car lease broker, where you make a monthly payment and receive a new car every couple of years. Either way it’s about getting the best value car for your money in the long run, and making the right decision for you.
Here is a list of four cars perfect for the growing family.
Skoda Superb Estate
The Skoda Superb Estate is a great option for the young and growing family. Its large enough to carry three kids in the back seat without feeling like a sardine can. Some have even compared it with riding in a limousine. It gets an incredible 73MPG with green line diesel. The petrol version is a 276 BHP 2.0L that can reach 0 to 60 in 5.5 seconds. That means dad can still feel like a cool guy even with three kids in the back seat. However, importantly he and the children can also feel quite safe as well.
Skoda Octavia Estate
Looking for something smaller, while still having a lot of backseat room? The Skoda Octavia Estate is a fine choice for the growing family. The Octavia isn’t much smaller than the Superb, and has an incredible five star crash rating from the Euro NCAP. You can drive down the road with confidence, knowing you’re not only saving a lot of money, but also keeping your kids as safe as possible.
SEAT Alhambra MPV
So, you want (or already have) more than three kids? No problem! The SEAT Alhambra MPV is a seven seat family MPV suitable for your needs. If you get the model with a 2.0 Diesel engine, then you can get up to 55 miles per gallon. The spacious interior will make sure those long distance family trips are as comfy as possible. All without breaking the bank!
Citroën Grand C4 Picasso MPV
Looking for something that can fit plenty of kids, but still looks really futuristic and cool? The Citroën Grand C4 Picasso MPV is right up your alley! It’s a great choice for the budget minded family. It has seven seats, though the last row is a bit more cramped than the Alhambra. This futuristic ride has a huge twelve inch digital display instead of the boring panels that normally tell you how fast you’re going, etc. It also has a touch screen control for the kid’s entertainment needs. Above your head is a glass roof that lets a lot of light, and gives off a fun and airy feel. It comes in either a 1.6 or 2.0 diesel engine, which gives you plenty of economic mileage too.