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Looking for a family car? #Carzone

Looking for family car? Look no further than Carzone to ensure the needs and safety of your nearest and dearest. We caught up with motor expert Ailish to see what vehicles are the best option in the long run and what we should go for when buying a new car with our kids in mind.

Ailish from Carzone #AskCarzone

Ailish from Carzone #AskCarzone

Irish consumers have very specific needs and trusted brands always come out on top for shoppers, the Top 5 Family Cars searched for so far this month include reputable companies like Nissan and Volkswagen.

  1. Nissan Qashqai
  2. Hyundai Santa Fe
  3. Kia Sportage
  4. Hyundai ix35
  5. Volkswagen Tiguan
Tuscon

Tuscon

Fitting in baby seats, looking at cheaper options and space in the boot are some of the more pertinent issues that perspective buyers look for when buying a family car.

Sportage

Sportage

According to experts over in Carzone, the 162 Tiguan is the most viewed year and model so far this month with the 162 Tucson coming in as the second most popular.

The Tucson is a new model and it’s the bestselling model so far this year!

Santa Fe

Santa Fe

Have you any car related question? Then #AskCarZone  or email us on website@rsvpmagazine.ie or tweet us your questions. We have teamed up with the experts in Carzone and Ailish will be answering your questions.  

See some of this week’s questions from readers below

Can I fit 3 baby seats in the back of any bigger car?

This is a really common question as most hatchbacks or saloons are too small to fit three car seats in the back. For this reason, I’d recommend looking at an MPV-style car such as the Volkswagen Touran, Mazda 5 or Toyota Verso. They offer more space in the rear and are specially designed for family use. It’s also worth bringing your car seats with you for a test drive when you are looking at a car for sale to make sure they fit.

Volkswagen Touran- Here

Mazda 5- Here

Toyota Verso- Here

Is there a safest option when it comes to picking a family car?

There is no safest option but you can consider a car with a high Euro NCAP safety rating. This means the car meets certain safety standards, and the majority of new cars for sale have a full five-star rating. You could also consider buying a car with extra safety features such as additional interior airbags, electronic driving aids like lane departure warning and braking assist.

Is there a cheap option?

To find a cheap family car you are going to have to go back in the years. A good option is the Toyota Corolla Verso and you can find 2005 examples on Carzone now for as little as €3K.

Toyota Corolla Verso- Here

I need a big car as I have 3 small children, but also a lot of space in boot, what are the best options?

You could choose from two different car styles in this case, an MPV, such as the Ford Galaxy, or an SUV like the Hyundai Santa Fe. Both options will have plenty of space for the kids, and everything that goes with them in the boot! Best of luck with your search.

Ford Galaxy- Here

Hyundai Santa Fe- Here

Thanks Ailish

ailish carzone

 

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