Families have their own set of requirements when it comes to buying cars, but just because you have kids doesn’t mean you can’t have fun. These seven cars are Eden’s top picks that you can get behind the wheel of today and enjoy driving, safe in the knowledge there’s room for your pushchair and paraphernalia in the back.
The Mazda 6 Tourer is now better than ever is a huge amount of fun to drive – ideal for mums and dads who don’t want a bulky SUV. It has a five-star Euro NCAP safety rating and has 522-litres of space in the boot with the seats up, or 1664 litres with the rear seats folded down, meaning you are guaranteed to fit everything in that small people demand. Designed with the driver in mind, every family adventure or school run will be enjoyable. It’s also packed with the latest tech.
The new Vauxhall Astra takes a winning formula and refines it further. It’s a great looker thanks to its ‘Vauxhall Vizor’ styling, while it has almost 400-litres of luggage space, which almost triples if you fold the seats down. If you want a mid-size car that’s easy to drive and park but has lots of premium features, high tech and room for the all-important pram, it’s the perfect addition to your family.
The MG HS is the award-winning brand’s mid-size compact SUV and following a recent refresh is one of the most spacious and most efficient cars in its class, complete with a great-value plug-in hybrid option and seven-year warranty. It’s the most family-friendly option in the MG line up and like all of the brand’s cars offers astonishing value, with some incredible finance and lease deals through Eden MG. The wide boot aperture and 612-litre boot capacity (seats up) make it an ideal pushchair carrier.
British car buyers can’t get enough of the Hyundai Tucson and it’s easy to see why. The car has lean yet butch SUV styling, yet is dynamically as good to drive as a smaller and seemingly more agile car. Five years of manufacturer warranty, a great interior, excellent tech and functionality and 513 litres of usable boot space with the seats up make it the ideal family wagon, as well as a car that’s huge fun to drive on top.
If you want a small car with big car practicality, then the new Vauxhall Mokka is it. With a similar footprint to the Corsa it’s the perfect small SUV for darting round town or running errands for the kids, but with a commendable 350 litres of boot space (excellent for a smaller car) and wide-opening rear doors it has clearly been designed with families in mind. It’s one of Eden Vauxhall’s best-sellers, and for a very good reason! The perfect family car and an absolute joy to drive.
With chunky SUV styling and genuine off-road ability, the Suzuki Vitara is one of the top choices for family motorists, especially if you live a little way off the beaten track. Its 375-litres of boot space more than doubles with the back seats dropped down, while the wide, flat load bay is perfect for loading up pushchairs and other small person paraphernalia. It’s a really good fun car to drive, too.
The 3008 is Peugeot’s compact SUV model and one of the UK’s best-selling cars of its type thanks to its striking looks, high quality interior, top levels of tech and all-round brilliant practicality. Despite its compact dimensions, it’ll carry 520-litres of luggage with the seats up; enough for one if not two pushchairs, and with a simple, easy to access load bay. It’s one of the best family cars that money can buy.
If you’re looking for a new family car, then Eden Motor Group can help. We’ve got a wide network of dealers across the South of England and thrive on our non-pushy, friendly approach to doing business. We’d love to welcome you to your nearest Eden dealership, where a test drive of any of our top choice cars can be arranged.