Our top 3 family car lease deals
Given that drivers with children (and the children themselves) tend to ask a great deal for these cars, creating the ultimate family car can be more difficult than you might imagine. This is not to mean that automakers are giving up; in fact, shoppers now have more options than ever when looking for a family vehicle. Our analysis of our list of car leasing contracts
, which included hatchbacks and SUVs, led us to a list of the best three-family vehicles currently available.
Citroen C5 Aircross Hatchback
Starting off we have the Citroen C5 Aircross Hatchback. Most people will probably appreciate the driving position in the Citroen C5 Aircross. The armrests (one on each door and a big one in the middle) are wide and thoughtfully positioned, and the pedals, steering wheel, and seat all line up straight so you're not sitting crooked when driving.
The driver's seat is fantastic to sit on for a lengthy motorway trip even though it doesn't have much bolstering to keep you in place around turns. It is supportive in all the right places while remaining soft like a favourite armchair, and every trim has adjustable height and lumbar support adjustments. There are numerous height and reach adjustments for the steering wheel as well.
The C5 Aircross rewards you with infotainment no matter which trim level you choose. This is because each one of them contains a 10" touchscreen entertainment system with built-in sat nav, Bluetooth, Apple CarPlay, and Android Auto smartphone mirroring. Perfect for those families with teenagers who like to be in charge of the music on long drives.
However, the plug-in hybrid (PHEV) is our favourite vehicle in the lineup. It combines a 1.6-litre turbocharged petrol engine with a 13.2kWh battery pack and an electric motor to produce 225bhp, making it the smoothest and most potent engine available. This variant doesn't experience any hesitation as you pull off as the standard petrol does because of the hybrid technology. Additionally, it boasts a 38-mile official all-electric range, which lowers pollutants and perhaps even fuel costs.
Peugeot 308 Hatchback
Even in a room full of talented people, having nice looks might make you stand out. The Peugeot 308 hatchback's eye-catching design may also help it stand out in a crowd of capable rivals.
The 308 isn't the kind of car you'll be tempted to take on a spin just for fun. The steering wheel is absurdly short, and you don't feel especially invested in the experience. But with this being said it is an ideal family car that looks impressive on the outside. The 1.2 petrol with 131bhp is currently available in our special offers. It has a reasonable acceleration performance with a 0-60 mph time of about 9.5 seconds and as standard an eight-speed automatic gearbox.
The driving position of the 308 is unique. As with other recent Peugeots, there's a high-set digital instrument board above (rather than through) a small steering wheel. The 308 has good front visibility thanks to a low instrument panel and slim windscreen pillars, which means you don't have to continuously recheck your sides at junctions. Luckily, rear parking sensors are standard on all 308 models, while front and rear sensors are optional on Allure models. A 360-degree camera and a self-parking system are available as options on most trims, but come standard on GT Premium models.
Ford Kuga SUV
The Ford Kuga not only belongs to the trendy large SUV class of cars, but it also has additional attraction because it is available as a plug-in hybrid (PHEV). Ideal for those families who want to help save the planet. The large SUV class is populated and competitive, so the Kuga must be able to compete against some strong rivals in addition to offering a wide range of options.
Because of its low emissions, the plug-in hybrid (PHEV) Ford Kuga is the best choice for family car drivers. It combines a 2.5-litre petrol engine with an electric motor and battery pack, resulting in an official electric-only range of up to 39 miles. The motor is strong enough to get you up to motorway speeds, or it can function properly with the engine to get you from 0 to 60 mph in 9.2 seconds.
If towing is important to you as a family for those camping trips, the non-hybrid 1.5 Ecoboost petrol engine can tow 1800kg. Its 0-62mph time of 9.7sec is far from the fastest in the range, but it will easily handle fast-flowing roads.
The good news for tall SUV fans is that the Ford Kuga has a relatively lofty driving position, allowing you to sit nice and high up. All models include large amounts of steering wheel height and reach adjustment, as well as a supportive driver's seat with lots of adjustment options, including lumbar support.
A 12.3in digital instrument display will be provided in place of traditional analogue dials if you choose Titanium trim or higher. The graphics are crisp, it displays crucial driving information (including battery charge on the PHEV), and you may customise its contents to your preferences. The rest of the dashboard is simple to operate and has large buttons for climate control and other crucial functions.
When it comes to selecting the right family car leasing contract, MWVC offers the best car lease deals in the UK to meet everyone's needs. Our expert sales team can assist you in determining the best car lease deal for you, whether you are looking for a personal deal or a commercial vehicle to lease. Still unsure whether car leasing is the best option for you? Please call us at 0116 490 2613 and one of our team members will gladly assist you.
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*All pricing is correct at the time of publishing.