The best family car is largely a matter of your personal needs and wants in a vehicle. Keep in mind that family cars are designed with one main purpose in mind – to keep the family members safe and comfortable on the road while still appealing to the modern aesthetic.
Take a closer look at the features of family-friendly cars like Meriva, Zafira and Corsa and you will see many general features for safety and comfort shared by these automobiles.
So, what should you look for in a family-friendly car? First, look at the number of seats necessary to fit all of the family members in one car for a trip. Do a headcount, if necessary, just so you can choose the car with the appropriate number of seats. Go beyond the number of seats and consider room for your dog as well as a few odds and ends (i.e., bags, stroller, and golf clubs).
Second, the best family car addresses the issue of safety for the obvious reason that it is of greater importance than aesthetics, speed and other factors. Safety features in family cars are grouped into two, namely, active and passive. Active safety features are those that help in the avoidance of accidents and, thus, include anti-lock brakes and electronic stability systems.
Passive safety features are designed to provide protection in case of a crash, said features of which include seat belts, air bags and crumple zones. Be sure to consider the safety of children riding in the car as well.
When you have considered these two most important factors, you can proceed to looking at the extras and the aesthetics of the cars being considered for purchase.
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