As a parent, your kids’ safety and comfort will come first when you’re choosing the perfect ride. Whether you’re shopping for a brand-new car or a used one, it’s difficult to know what exactly will make it the right choice for your family. What safety features should you look for? Will it withstand the wrath of your toddler’s missed nap time? Here are some top tips from the experts to help you navigate the options and settle on the best motor for your brood.
When looking for a family car, parents should also consider how comfortable it will be for their little ones. A driver’s peace of mind highly depends on that of the back-seat passengers and the tinier they are,
“Separate climate controls and cupholders are worth paying a little extra for if you’ll frequently have young passengers in the back seat,” says Sheibani. “It would also be great to have a convex mirror to give you a full view of what’s going on in the back. Try to get a car where the back seats also recline so the kids can sleep.”
Focus on cleanliness and space
Space really matters, too. Kids don’t like cramped spaces, and if you’re planning on going for a long trip, you’ll need to fit lots into the car. So, the more seating and storage space your vehicle has, the better. “We’re talking decent practicality and loads of back-seat storage space and enough boot space to haul around kids’ paraphernalia,” says Sheibani. “Remember, if the little ones don’t have enough space to move around, they’ll start fighting with each other – sooner than usual. Also, ensure the car has a low window line so they can see out.
Get the tech
Remember, getting a family-friendly car doesn’t mean compromising on features that will make it fun for you to drive. So go for that sound system if you like. It’s also a good idea to take your spouse and kids with you on the hunt for the right car. Let’s just hope the kids don’t have too much fun in the showroom…
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