While some features may seem luxurious, when you’re travelling with young kids or even teenagers there are certain commodities that will make your trip a whole lot easier. Here are 7 things to consider when buying a family car:
 
Seat that fold flat
Seats that fold flat give families the ability to haul lots of sporting equipment around or all the luggage needed for a trip, while having the flexibility to carpool extra kids.

Safety
Safety is the number one priority for many families. Most late-model cars have excellent safety features such as blind-spot assist, reversing cameras, autonomous emergency brakes (AEB), auto parking, lane departure warning system, seat belts, airbags and more. Check ANCAP to see your car’s safety rating.



Rear-seat entertainment
Don’t want to hear “Are we there yet?”  for the 100th time? Rear-seat entertainment such as in-built screens can be a lifesaver. Consider where the charging points are too so kids can keep their devices charged.

Hands-free liftgates
When your hands are full of bags, or kids, simply swing your foot under the bumper and the rear door opens. So easy and so practical.

Easy to clean seats
A car’s interior will take a battering over its lifetime – from breakfast on-the-go to road trips and sharing the back seat with pets. Opting for materials that are easy to clean make all the difference.  Pay attention to what material is used on the dashboard, doors and seats.

Integrated vacuums
We may be in minivan territory here, but integrated vacuums make quick cleaning a breeze. No more lugging the heavy vacuum out to your street and trying to find an extension cord long enough.

ISOFIX anchor points
For young or growing families these standardised child-restraint anchor points are located in the seat base and allow a compatible baby capsule or child seat to be clicked in safely and quickly.


Did you know the Pickles Concierge team can find vehicles that match your specific requirements including vehicle type, year, make, model and safety features? Contact us today! Email us on concierge@pickles.com.au or call us at 1300 345 873.
 

01 May