Family friendly motoring tips!
FAMILY FRIENDLY MOTORING TIPS!
As the May bank holiday is fast approaching we thought we’d give you a few ideas for happy family motoring from across our range of new and used cars at Pershore Motor Group.
The family SUV market for supersized family cars has never been bigger or better. The 5 top key requirements from families coming into our showrooms at Stoulton and Pershore are boot size, width of the backseat to accommodate car seats, 4x4 capacity, fuel economy & safety features.
FILL YOUR BOOTS!
With multiple holiday suitcases, school bags, instruments and family pets to contend with the size of the boot is one of the key deciding factors in choosing a family car. Our top pick in this category is the Mercedes-Benz GL Class CDI 4-Matic A.
Not only does this car have 7 seats to accommodate everyone it also has a roomy stylish interior that’s bigger than an Audi Q7 and Range Rover and still has a 300-litre boot with all 7 seats in place. If you fold down the second row of seats there's a huge 2,300-litre boot.
Fitting multiple car seats and booster cushions across the backseat can be a challenge for most cars unless you have a big budget to stretch alongside it. The Volkswagen Tiguan is a practical and stylish option with plenty of room and an affordable option compared alongside the ever-popular BMW X3 and X5. The boot is 520 litres but can be increased to 615 litres if you need a bit of extra space.
The rear seats slide up to 170mm and recline, allowing more space for extra luggage or passenger legroom as required. Inside, there's plenty of room for five adults to sit in comfort, with generous headroom and legroom throughout. There’s also plenty of handy storage cubbies, with a big glovebox, large door bins and a deep central storage area under the armrest. While the car may not look huge, it’s one of the largest SUVs in its class here .
The Subaru Forester is the dependable 4x4 family vehicle of choice, all terrain, anytime, anywhere meaning it can get you and your family to where you need to be in any weather. A great towing vehicle for caravans and horse-boxes for weekend adventures and a big boot space of 505 litres of luggage space.
With new and used models available at our Stoulton showroom you can pop over for a test-drive and trial it for yourself.
Traditionally large SUV’s and 4x4’s were the last consideration if fuel economy and low running costs were your priority. However, recent years has seen a huge growth in the urban SUV market with cars with a high driving position, road presence and 4x4 image combined with the running costs of a family friendly hatchback.
The most popular car in this bracket is the Nissan Qashqai with the 1.5 litre engine, roomy interior for families and low running costs and 55 mpg.
Modern cars are now being fitted with more safety technology than ever before with some car manufacturers such as Subaru leading the way with their award-winning Eyesight Collision avoidance system. The Eyesight system monitors traffic movement, optimizes cruise control, and warns you if you sway outside your lane. The Pre-Collision Braking feature can even apply full braking force in emergency situations, helping you avoid or reduce frontal impacts. When equipped with EyeSight, Subaru models receive the highest possible rating for front crash prevention from IIHS and the EURO NCAP 5 star accreditation.
Book a test-drive or pop over to our showrooms in Stoulton or Pershore to have a chat about your requirements and we will find you the best family car to suit your requirements.