Choosing your Next Family Car

Added: 21 August 2017

When choosing your next family car, there are so many things that you need to consider. From making sure it can fit car seats to having a large boot for those weekends away, there are so many different family cars on the market that it can be difficult to even know where to start. With families growing bigger and having to consider bringing the pets along, cars need to be able to perform well with additional space for the whole brood. We've considered the most compatible Subaru for the three most common family requirements.

Best Car for Child Safety

The Subaru Outback is equipped with the latest technology designed to protect you and your family while out on the road. Awarded the maximum safety rating possible, this classy 4x4 estate features permanent Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive (SAWD) to maintain traction and control even in difficult conditions. The car also includes EyeSight which is available on Lineartronic models of the Outback.This bit of Subaru tech uses two cameras to monitor the road ahead. So, if an obstacle is detected it gives both a visual and audible warning. If you struggle to react in time, the car applies the brakes in order to reduce the severity of the impact or preventing it completely.

Best Vehicle for the School Run

If you’re looking for a durable run around that has enough space for all the kids, a food shop and the dog, the Subaru XV is the ideal car for you. Like the Subaru Outback, this car also features an array of safety features and grips the road with a rare intensity thanks to SAWD. Invest in the 2.0-litre Boxer diesel engine if you want plenty of torque and outright power to get you from a to b quickly on those busy school mornings.

What are the best family cars for pet owners?

This compact SUV is cost effective, pleasant to drive and spacious. An ideal combination for any family- especially one with a four-legged friend. Owning a dog is a big responsibility and requires certain adaptations to everyday life in order for it to work. That is why we recommend the Subaru Forester for those looking to transport their pet often as the large cargo space and extra leg room allows you that flexibility. Whether you need to put a cage in the boot or your pooch will ride in the back, there are options for all with the Subaru Forester.