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Finding out you are going to be a new mum is very exciting and there are lots of things you’ll need to consider to ensure that your little one gets the very best when it comes to health and safety. Choosing the right car to transport your brood is a factor that most women consider of utmost importance when planning for a family, and there are plenty of excellent cars on the market which are perfectly suited to your needs.
When deciding on the right car to buy, you may wish to consider factors such as whether the car has safety mechanisms such as ISOFIX car seat fixings, is the boot large enough to accommodate your pram, and will you be able to travel on longer journeys comfortably, as well as fit all your baby stuff into the back. Whatever car you choose, it’s well worth investing in a five-door model as this will automatically make life lots easier when it comes to lifting your baby in and out of the car. It’s also a much safer option in the event of an accident when easy access to a child is essential.
The team at Trusted Dealers have looked into some of the best cars which we think are well suited to new mums or mums with one or two children, so take a look at our favourite cars below.
Volkswagen Polo: Prices from £2499.00
The Volkswagen Polo is a fantastic choice of supermini and one of the most popular cars on the road. The Polo is sturdily built and a very safe car to drive as well as being one of the roomier superminis on the market. It offers substantial boot space for a pushchair or pram, and although you’ll pay slightly more money for the VW badge, you’ll benefit when it comes to selling the car on as VW’s residual values are strong. Alternatively, for less cash you could opt for a Skoda Fabia or the Seat Ibiza which both share the same engine, gearbox and running gear. To drive, the Polo is smooth, poised and covers the bumps effortlessly, making it an appealing car for any mum on the run.
Ford Focus: Prices from 1994.00
The Ford Focus is one of the most popular family hatchbacks on the road. What makes it so appealing is that it is great at maintaining fuel economy and offers low CO2 emissions. In fact, choose the 1.6 diesel engine and you’ll benefit from a maximum of 62.7mpg and 119g/km of CO2. Inside the cabin, the seats are well shaped and large so will accommodate car seats well, and the wide opening doors will ensure easy access to your child when required. The boot space is also generous and you can drop the rear seats to gain extra space for longer car journeys. You’ll pay more for a Focus than some rivals, but we think it’s worth the extra cash thanks to its larger boot and stylish looks.
Mercedes Benz A-Class: Prices from £4200.00
If you’re looking for maximum comfort and luxury for your little one then the Mercedes A-Class is a great choice. This car is as compact as they come but somehow manages to provide enough space to house a family of four. You’ll pay more for the Mercedes badge, but you’ll benefit from a motor which is refined and classy and will stand the test of time. The high set floor is excellent for smaller drivers and will provide your children with an MPV style view out of the windows, and the floor is flat to offer the maximum head and leg room. In addition, the rear seats can split and fold to transform the boot space into a small van. To drive, the Mercedes A-Class is solid and robust and feels well planted on the road. It comes with all the safety equipment you’d expect from a car of its stature and is well suited to longer, motorway journeys.