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Saturday, 07 April 2018 05:08

Three of the Best Compact and Efficient Family Cars

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compact carWith a huge variety of models to choose from, finding and purchasing the best car for your family’s needs can be a challenge.

How do you know which vehicle is best? Which will be reliable and efficient? And which should you choose for optimum performance?

To answer these questions, here are three of the best compact family cars available on the market, to help you narrow down your selection.

Ford Focus

If you were asked to picture the ultimate family car, your mind may immediately go to the Ford Focus. As a car that has remained popular, it provides space (available in both hatchback and estate models), as well as delivering power and reliability.

It’s a great choice for families looking for performance, from their 1.0-litre entry level engine and sporty ST models, to their ECOnetic diesel (which can offer drivers an economical 83mpg).

It can also be purchased with a range of features, including infotainment systems, sun blinds, and upgraded armrests, making it a great choice for kids.

Vauxhall Astra

With German engineering, fuel efficiency, and lots of room inside, it’s little wonder that the Astra is popular with families. It’s also stylish, so whether you’re heading to the office or on the school run, you’ll always look good.

A newer model was released in 2015 that provides a neater interior and a higher economy. However, older models are still able to deliver up to 76mpg (depending on engine size).

What’s more, used Astra’s can typically be purchased for a low price. So, it’s well worth a look at second hand dealers, like Motorpoint, if you’re looking for a car that’s budget friendly.

Seat Leon

The Leon has been on the market for some time and is often viewed as the cheap Volkswagen Golf. This is by no means a bad thing – the Golf is known to be both reliable and fun to drive.

Inside, the hatchback is deceptively spacious, while the estate provides bags of room, and the outside is sleek and well designed. As such, it’s practical for families while also providing an exhilarating driving experience.

Available in everything from eco options to four-wheel-drive, the Leon delivers up to 70mpg, making it cheap to run. As such, the Leon is a great family all-rounder.

When it comes to finding the right car for your family, it can feel like a struggle. However, with a range of engine sizes and models available, these three family cars provide reliability, economy and style.

Last modified on Saturday, 07 April 2018 19:11
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