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A Guide To 5 Of The Best Family Cars For 2014.

Whether you’ve got a small or a large family, one thing is for certain: you are going to need to have a car that is big enough to carry everyone around plus baby or child-related cargo at the same time.

Some people believe that you can easily get away with having a small hatchback car when you’ve got a baby, but trust me, the boot of such a small car just isn’t big enough to carry everything you are going to need!

 

                                               Image By LizMarie_AK (via Flickr)

A small car might be fine if you are going on a quick trip out to visit a relative on the other side of town, for example, but if you want to have a stress-free journey to somewhere a bit further afield and you are all planning on staying somewhere for a few nights, it is important that you and your family are all in a car that is big enough for your needs.

I remember a salesman at a Land Rover dealer once telling me that when you have a young family in tow, your attention isn’t going to be turned to how powerful an engine is or what electronic gadgets a car has, instead you are going to be primarily concerned with how safe a car is, and how practical the cabin space is going to be.

I didn’t think much of what he said at the time as I was literally just interested in power and gadgets, but with a young family to think about these days such thoughts aren’t really in the forefront of my car when I want to buy a car. Anyway, on that note, here are 5 of the best family cars for 2014 that you should consider if you are going car shopping soon!

Skoda Octavia S Estate 1.6 TDi

                                   Image by Miles Continental (via Flickr)

  • Price (new): £19,165;

  • CO2 (carbon dioxide) emissions: 99 g/km;

  • Vehicle excise duty (12 months): £0.00;

  • Fuel economy (combined): 74 mpg;

  • Engine power: 104 brake horsepower;

  • Euro NCAP safety rating: 5 out of 5 stars.

 

Vauxhall Astra Sports Tourer 1.7 CDTi

                                        Image by M 93 (via Wikimedia Commons)

  • Price (new): £19,155;

  • CO2 (carbon dioxide) emissions: 105 g/km;

  • Vehicle excise duty (12 months): £20.00;

  • Fuel economy (combined): 71 mpg;

  • Engine power: 108 brake horsepower;

  • Euro NCAP safety rating: 5 out of 5 stars. 

 

 Ford Focus Estate Edge 1.0 Turbo     

                                            Image by Charles01 (via Wikimedia Commons)

  • Price (new): £17,695;

  • CO2 (carbon dioxide) emissions: 112 g/km;

  • Vehicle excise duty (12 months): £30.00;

  • Fuel economy (combined): 58 mpg;

  • Engine power: 99 brake horsepower;

  • Euro NCAP safety rating: 5 out of 5 stars.

 

   Ford Mondeo Graphite 1.6 TDCi
                                                                   

                                                                                 Image by sisaphus (via Flickr)

•Price (new): £18,195;

•CO2 (carbon dioxide) emissions: 109 g/km;

•Vehicle excise duty (12 months): £20.00;

•Fuel economy (combined): 68 mpg;

•Engine power: 113 brake horsepower;

•Euro NCAP safety rating: 5 out of 5 stars.

 

Range Rover Evoque 2.2 eD4

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                                                                                       Image by landrovermena (via Flickr)

  • Price (new): £29,200;

  • CO2 (carbon dioxide) emissions: 133 g/km;

  • Vehicle excise duty (12 months): £125.00;

  • Fuel economy (combined): 57 mpg;

  • Engine power: 150 brake horsepower;

  • Euro NCAP safety rating: 5 out of 5 stars.

 

 

LisaLisa

My name is Lisa and my husband Carl, and I are the owners of the Night Helper Blog. We have been married for over 30 years and we have three awesome children, plus four adorable very active grandkids. From time to time they too are contributors to the Night Helper Blog. We enjoy reading, listening to music, entertaining, travel, movies and of course blogging. The Night Helper blog was created in 2008. Since then we have been blessed to partner with many well-known Brands like Best Buy, Fisher Price, Toys "R" US., Hasbro, Disney, Teleflora, ClearCorrect, Radio Shack, VTech, KIA Motor, MAZDA and many other great brands.

13 thoughts on “A Guide To 5 Of The Best Family Cars For 2014.

  • February 9, 2014 at 7:07 pm
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    I am really impressed that all 5 of these cars received a 5 out of 5 safety rating. Safety is utmost priority.

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  • February 9, 2014 at 11:04 am
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    Thanks for this, I am looking for some cars for when I grow my family.

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  • February 8, 2014 at 2:29 pm
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    I like them all but really like the Ford Focus Estate Edge 1.0 Turbo best

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  • February 7, 2014 at 12:25 pm
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    Vauxhall Astra Sports Tourer 1.7 CDTi, I love this car !!

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  • February 7, 2014 at 12:12 pm
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    Ford Mondeo Graphite 1.6 TDCi

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  • February 7, 2014 at 11:48 am
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    Ford Mondeo Graphite 1.6 TDCi

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  • February 7, 2014 at 11:35 am
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    Range Rover Evoque 2.2 eD4

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  • February 7, 2014 at 3:08 am
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    Skoda Octavia S Estate 1.6 TDi

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  • February 6, 2014 at 9:03 am
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    I like the Range Rover and I especially love that color on the one pictured!

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  • February 5, 2014 at 2:49 pm
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    The Range Rover Evoque 2.2 eD4 is really nice!

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  • February 5, 2014 at 10:55 am
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    Ford Mondeo Graphite 1.6 TDCi is the best in my opinion!

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  • February 4, 2014 at 4:55 pm
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    I like the range rover evoque the most because I like the body style the best and range rovers are high quality.

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  • February 4, 2014 at 1:56 pm
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    Thank you for this information, currently not in the market but in a few years this could come in handy.

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