We understand the demands of having a family means you require a lot from your car. Have you decided it’s time for a new family vehicle? If you have, we’re here to help you make your decision with our pick of the top five family cars to buy in 2019.
To make sure you and your family are covered while you’re making the transition from vehicle to vehicle, invest in RAC family multi-car breakdown cover. This type of insurance covers you instead of the car so you’re always safe.
But, what about the car itself?
Top tips for buying a new family car
- Set your budget
- Work out your requirements
- Research the safety rating
- Decide on the body type you need
- Storage space
Before we get started, we want to make sure you’re armed with all the information you need to make the best choice for you and your family.
Set your budget
You don’t want to get caught out by falling in love with something you simply can’t afford. Set a budget and search for vehicles within that range. Include the running costs in your pricing, set it against your monthly budget planner and you’re well away.
Work out your requirements
Create an itemised list of everything that’s important for the car to have for you and your family. Do you share lifts to sport fixtures for your children? Does that mean you’ll need lots of boot space for kit? How many seats will you require? You get the idea.
Research the safety rating
Your family is the most important thing to you, so making sure your vehicle has a high safety rating should be important. These days almost all cars score top marks, but you should double check with Euro NCAP.
Decide on the body type you need
MPV, SUV, Hatchback, Estate? By first working out what your requirements are you will be able to make your decision on the body type with far more ease. Think about practical considerations as well as style.
Getting a family car with nice pockets of storage space for things like baby wipes, cartons of juice and iPads could be invaluable to you. Not only that but a large boot space will be a massive advantage for bags and buggies.
Five best family cars to buy in 2019
- Skoda Kodiaq
- Ford Focus
- Audi A6 Avant
- Vauxhall Astra
- Volkswagen Tiguan
We hope the options we’ve presented you with give you food for thought. First follow our top tips for buying a new car and if any of our five best cars match your requirements, you’re on to a winner.