What Car? have revealed their top car picks for families with three young children. Whilst SUVs remain a popular choice due to their size, safety and interior space, you may want to also check out our range of MPVs (multi-purpose vehicles) to see if these would be a better choice for your family.
The team at What Car? tested no less than 16 SUV and MPV models to see which would reign supreme for families needing to use three child seats. Many SUVs are only able to accommodate two, so for larger families the choices can sometimes be limited. The test discounted use of the front passenger seat (reserved for an adult), meaning that for the test the three child seats were fitted to the second and third rows where available.
We’re pleased to report that of the five winning categories, our brands won for three; Best Large MPV for Three Child Seats went to the SEAT Alhambra, Best Small MPV for Three Child Seats went to the Volkswagen Touran, and finally the Best Luxury SUV for Three Child Seats was awarded to the Audi Q7.
The SEAT Alhambra is packed full of technology and clever features including power-operated rear sliding doors and tailgate, a start/stop system to improve fuel consumption, a media touchscreen, cruise control and front and rear parking sensors. There’s a 150PS petrol engine or three diesels up to 177PS for that little extra power should you require a car with towing ability.
We’ve then got the Volkswagen Touran, which is available in 5 trim levels making it suitable for every family. Standard spec on the Touran includes roof rails, colour touchscreen media system and fold-flat seats. Opt for the top-of-the-range R-Line model for 18” alloy wheels, adaptive cruise control, climate control and navigation.
Finally, winning the luxury SUV category, the Audi Q7 is one of the largest Audi SUVs available, capable of carrying up to seven passengers. The Q7 has a real stand-out road presence, and is available in four trim levels from Sport up to the luxurious Vorsprung which sits on huge 22” alloy wheels, has Audi’s stunning Virtual Cockpit and uses adaptive air suspension for smooth ride comfort on a wide range surfaces.
If you’re beginning your search for your next family car and require some help working out which model would suit you, our teams are always here to help.
All vehicles that are sold by the Vindis Group are subject to an administrative / preparation fee of £90 inc VAT. For new vehicles this charge covers the cost of mechanically preparing the vehicle for delivery, the administration of new ownership documentation and final preparation for customer handover.
For used vehicles, this charge covers a full history and provenance check prior to being advertised for sale ensuring no financial risk or charge has been levied against the vehicle, that the vehicle has never been written off or stolen and final preparation for customer handover.
Vindis Group believe this level of preparation is crucial in ensuring we provide the highest level of customer satisfaction, for which the Vindis Group is renowned for.
The Vindis Group is delighted to launch its new online buying platform; providing you with an exciting and innovative digital experience and giving you genuine real-time buy-it-now ability across all new and used vehicles; with all our stock vehicles (and factory orders) available to buy online and from the comfort of your own home.
Our vehicle search function now provides the facility to search across all brands simultaneously, or to refine your search based on make, model, overall cash price or monthly payment. And once you’ve found your perfect vehicle, you can enquire on it, reserve it or even go through our brand new online purchase process - covering everything from part-exchange valuation to finance quotation - allowing you the full freedom and transparency of buying from the comfort of your own home.
Don’t worry, if you don’t feel comfortable purchasing online, or if you stop at any point in the journey, we can pick it up with you and help to guide you in whichever way you wish; either remotely through our digital sales team, or in any one of our Vindis Group retailers.
With major new leaps in technology can always come some challenges, and as this is a very new platform (for both Vindis and the industry) we would really appreciate your feedback (and occasionally patience) whilst we go though a short-term process of ironing out any issues with this BETA version.
We look forward to hearing from you, and hope you enjoy your online journey.
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