Top 3 compact family cars

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When you have children, deciding on a car is a difficult because you need to put a lot into consideration especially the children’s safety. The family car sector is one of the most competitive so you will be spoilt for choice. Family cars, years ago, used to be saloons and hatchbacks, but nowadays there are thousands of different styles and colours to choose from. Cars are now more economic than ever. Sometimes it can be difficult to get a good deal on family cars because of the size among other factors but MotorQuoteDirect have been recommended some great family cars.

Volkswagen Golf Hatchback

The Volkswagen is an easy car to run as it is not only practical but cheap in terms of fuel consumption and it is fun to drive. The Golf is a great looking car with durability and numerous vehicles have been sold over the last 35 years. Offering fantastic efficiency, the BlueMotion does 88.3 mpg and emits 85g/km. This car is a smooth drive due to the vehicle being light weight and it now has a six-speed gearbox meaning accurate shifts. Golfs are renowned for overtaking power and corner handling. It is safety friendly and has 7 air bags and achieved a 5 star rating in its Euro NCAP Test.

With good boot space and extra space under the boot floor you will have room to carry anything you need. The cars cabin is very practical and well-built and the interior of the car has a lot of space, perfect for young children with car seats. There is also an iPod connection in the front of the car, hidden away, so that it’s out of sight.

Ford Focus Hatchback

With a stylish interior and plenty of room, the Ford Focus is the perfect family car. With the exception of some, most cars in the Focus range manage to emit less than 140g/km or CO2 so whatever you pick, it will be a cheap car to run. All Ford Focus cars come fitted with the latest technology and equipment which make them as efficient and environmentally friendly as possible. Recommended is the 1.6 litre TDCi 5 door. This car emits only 88g/km or CO2 and returns 83mpg in combined fuel economy.

The newer Ford Focus cars are the most comfortable and serve a smooth ride. The seats all have back support and the driver is able to move their seat and steering wheel to make sure they are sat perfectly. The Focus also has a huge boot and it has split-folding rear seats which mean you can fit anything big in the boot. Another plus about the Focus is that is has a five star safety rating in the Euro NCAP crash safety tests.

SEAT Leon Hatchback

Sharing a lot of its parts with the VW Golf, the SEAT Leon is well built and practical. The best thing about the SEAT Leon is that you get the best parts of the VW for a price of around £1000 less. Top Gear Magazine says ‘The best SEAT in years and one of the best hatches we have driven this year!’ The LEON has an efficient engine and offers low running costs.

You can choose between a petrol and diesel engine with either a 1.6 litre or 2.0 litre TDI unit. The 1.6 litre engine is also available with Ecomotive technology.  With the 1.6 litre normal engine, the SEAT puts out 103bhp. It is an excellent car thanks to its fantastic build and it is also a great looking car.


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