Here’s our top things to consider before deciding which one’s right for you
If you’re looking to lease a family car, there’s never been a better time as many vehicles now include features such as under seat storage, ISOFIX mounting points and child-friendly additions.
You might be considering leasing an estate car, a hatchback, an SUV or even an MPV/People Carrier but whichever one you opt for, it’s the features that matter the most and whether they fit in with family life.
Here at Flexed, we want to make that decision as easy as possible for our customers, so to help you choose the best family car for your needs, here’s our top things to consider before deciding which one’s right for you.
When choosing a car to lease for a family, one of the most important things to look for is whether there’s enough storage space. Having the storage needed to keep up with family life is vital to prevent the car from becoming cluttered. Extra compartments in the front and back of the car, or under the seats, come in very handy when it’s a young family who’ll be travelling in the vehicle – the Kia Sorento comes complete with the best storage features for happy family trips.
Boot space to hold a pram/pushchair is essential when looking for the right family lease car. A large boot means this along with the weekly shop all fit into the back of the car without any hassle and when it comes to holiday time, there’s enough room for the suitcases, beach gear and toys too – take a look at the Range Rover Evoque 5 Door, Volvo XC40 Estate and again the Kia Sorento for boot space.
Comfort when travelling is also an important factor to consider when looking at which family car to lease, for both the driver and passengers. Having the space to stop your back seat passengers from feeling squashed could prevent those family squabbles, making for a peaceful journey for everyone.
A number of SUVs and MPVs now include a feature called ‘stadium seating’. This means that the rear seats are set higher than the front ones, so children get a better view looking forward. It can also help to reduce travel sickness.
Some vehicles include the option to slide the rear seats back for extra legroom, or can slide forwards for increased boot space – have a look at the Volkswagen Golf SV if this feature appeals to you.
The Mercedes-Benz E-Class might be the family car for you if legroom is an important factor for comfortable family journey’s.
Those with young children know how difficult it can be getting them in and out of the car, so five doors is essential and they must open wide enough to be able to get in/out of and stay open whilst you strap your loved ones into their car seats. There’s nothing worse than a door that won’t stay open whilst your trying to load children into the car, so testing a few out on an incline beforehand to see if the doors stay open might be an idea.
Cars with sliding rear doors might be an option to allow for easier access – please call for more information on 0800 311 8290.
ISOFIX mounting points are a real plus when it comes to choosing the right family car, especially if you have small children who by law must be placed in a child safety seat when travelling. A wide range of cars now include ISOFIX mounting points such as the Audi Q7 – to find out which cars available to lease at Flexed include ISOFIX points, please contact us on 0800 311 8290.
Many cars now include child-friendly features such as UV-filtering tinted rear windows or integrated sun blinds, roof mounted or back-seat DVD screens and 12V power sockets. Some of these might be optional extras, so you can choose which ones are best suited to your needs.
And lastly, if you have young children, a dark-coloured leather interior might be the best option to avoid stains and to make cleaning up easier.
Looking for the perfect family car to lease? Please call our friendly team at Flexed for help and advice on 0800 311 8290, or fill in our Quick Quote form for a speedy response.