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If you are a first time mum thinking about buying a new car, it is well worth considering which cars will cater best to your changing needs. In the past, a car which could squeeze in your weekly shop and an occasional weekend away might have been all you needed, whereas now, you will need to consider whether your car is designed to cater to the needs of a growing family.
Boot size is probably one of the largest factors to consider when purchasing a new or used car for your new family, and with many cars on the market offering a good amount of load space, you won’t have to spend a fortune to find the perfect car to fit your pram and other baby related accessories into. In fact, many new mums are specifically opting for smaller city runabouts in order to save money on fuel and running costs.
The team at Trusted Dealers have looked into all of the options for new mums looking for small, spacious cars, and we’ve come up with our pick of the best.
Honda Jazz: Prices from £3,450.00
The Honda Jazz is a compact car which offers the space and versatility of a much larger vehicle, making it an attractive purchase for any new mum. Every model in the Honda Jazz line up averages more than 50mpg with CO2 emissions as low as between 104-129g/km. You can achieve even better fuel economy if you opt for the Honda Jazz Hybrid. The boot space is vast for a small car, and the seats lie flat if you wish to increase the load area. The boot is also highly adaptable and sports a multi-functional shelf which can be positioned vertically or horizontally to accommodate any type of load. The Honda Jazz scored a maximum of five stars in the Euro NCAP ratings and resale values are strong, so you’ll save money when you come to sell it on.
Kia Venga: Prices from £8,488.00
The Kia Venga is another roomy car and an attractive mini MPV for mums. It is a versatile car with clever features such as a raised driving seat which increases visibility for the driver, and a tall body enables passengers to gain a better view out. The sliding rear seats are a clever feature and can drop down flat when required to increase load space. The cabin is stylish looking and standard safety equipment inside is plentiful. One of the added bonuses of purchasing a Kia car is that you’ll benefit from the seven year warrantee offered with all Kia cars, and currently unmatched by any other rival manufacturers. Choose the 1.4 petrol model offering 89bhp as it’s the cheapest to buy and will offer good fuel economy. The Venga scored five stars in the Euro NCAP tests thanks to standard safety equipment such as stability control, front, side and curtain airbags and anti-whiplash head restraints.
Hyundai i20: Prices from £5,991.00
If you are looking for a really cheap buy then the Hyundai i20 fits the bill perfectly. Not only is it competitively priced, but it also costs next to nothing to run and offers plenty of equipment as standard. Safety is key in this car and you’ll be impressed by the stability of the i20 when considering its low cost. Thanks to its compact dimensions and high driving seat position, driving about town easy and the entry-level 1.2-litre petrol engine feels nippy enough for most journeys. The cabin has been built with sturdy materials which are designed to withstand the wear and tear from children, and the large windows make it easy to see out of. Room in the back is spacious enough for four people and the boot is wide with split folding rear seats that tumble forward maximising load space. Add to all this, the five year warranty from Hyundai and overall the i20 becomes a very attractive buy.