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Raising a family, as everyone will tell you, can cost a lot of money. So, when it comes to buying a new car, not only should you be looking for something versatile, safe and reliable, but it should also be economical. No matter how much your initial budget is, those running costs can add up. With this in mind, we thought we would have a look at five great cars for families. In no particular order, here they are.
For families of four that live in a bustling city, the Ford B-Max is a great little option that will help you zip around. It also has a lot more space inside than you might think, and you can expect to pack quite a lot into the 318-litre boot. The B-Max is very easy access, too. The sliding doors mean that you can get child seats in and out in a straightforward manner. It’s not a bad price, either. A quick look over at Ford dealer TC Harrison reveals you can pick up a brand new B-Max for less than £13,000. Quite simply, it is a delightful little motor that is great for maneuvering around busy roads and cities.
Toyota Corolla Verso
Toyota Corolla Verso is a seven-seat option that offer tons of space. Also, and perhaps the most important point to make, is that they are well-made and have one of the most reliable engines on the market. They are big and comfortable enough to enjoy long journeys but are small enough to be great city cars, too. You can pick up an excellent Verso with low-mileage for less than £10,000. The Verso also has a five-star safety rating from the Euro NCAP service. Fuel consumption is pretty good, too, which should save you significant money on your running costs.
For those with a more flexible budget and who enjoy traveling around with the family often, an Audi A4 could be a suitable option. The A4 has an enormous amount of space – and a healthy dollop of style. The boot is large and welcoming while the rear seats can comfortably hold up to three child car seats. The main body looks great in any color, and all options come with plenty of excellent features to keep your drive safe and comfortable. To get a better view of the Audi A4 and all its benefits, be sure to take a good read of our A4 review.
These three examples of family cars should serve you very well. They all have a good amount of space, and each has excellent credentials for safety. They are also reliable, which is one of the most important aspects for any family looking to buy a car. Is your vehicle perfect for families, or are you an the lookout for a new one? If you have any questions or can give any advice, then we are sure our readers would appreciate hearing them. Feel free to leave some remarks in the comments section below.