Expecting a new arrival in the family? Then you might want to side-step the two-seater convertibles or the super compact city cars and opt for something family friendly. Buying a used car that’s safe and sizable doesn’t mean you have to compromise on power, style or safety, with the latter being of particular importance when transporting your precious bundle of joy.
So, without further ado, here are five of the safest used cars for new parents.
1. Citroën C5 Aircross
Beautifully crafted with muscular shoulders, flowing lines, large alloys and roof rails for all your weekend adventures, the Citroën C5 Aircross is a practical choice for growing families. Spacious, roomy and well organised for all, this vehicle also comes with a host of safety features including ISOFIX attachment points for car seats. There’s an airbag cut-off switch for rear airbags too, as well as seatbelt reminders in the front and back.
2. DS 3 Crossback
Affordable, reliable and poised for action at every turn, the DS 3 is sure to fit into your family life with ease. Whether you’re looking for a confident model to drive your new-born home from hospital or something that’s ideal for weekly shops as a new parent – the Crossback won’t disappoint thanks to its powerful engine options and comfortable cabin. Safety features include ISOFIX points, seatbelt reminders and driver assist systems to help you out such as Speed Assistance and Lane Assist.
3. Citroën C4 SpaceTourer
A strong-willed, determined and energetic MPV, this car is durable and designed to stand the test of time. So, if you’re welcoming a new addition to the family, this vehicle could be just what you need. All Grand C4 SpaceTourer models come with a range of airbags and electronic stability control, as well as tyre pressure monitoring and anti-lock brakes. You also get seatbelt warning lights, three ISOFIX child car seat mounting points on the second row of seats, and a driver fatigue monitor that prevents accidents caused by tiredness.
4. Mitsubishi ASX
The Mitsubishi ASX is a small and compact SUV making it ideal for anyone transitioning into the SUV market or looking to upgrade from something less powerful or spacious. Safety is woven into the design of this head-turner with standout features including Active Stability Control, Blind Spot Warning and Lane Change Assist, Lane Departure Warning, Rear Cross Traffic Alert and more. There are two ISOXFIX anchor points in the rear.
5. Mitsubishi Outlander
If you’re looking for an adventurous SUV that’ll stand the test of time and help you enjoy family life together, the Mitsubishi Outlander is a top choice. With colours to suit every demand and an optional third row, this smart SUV is as versatile as it is fun to drive. This vehicle also comes with many safety features including the Forward Collision Mitigation with Pedestrian Detection System. This helps to avoid collisions and includes visual and audio alerts for the driver. Rear view cameras and modern lighting systems also make the Outlander one of the safest SUVs on the market.
Contact Croxdale today to find out more about any of these used family friendly vehicles.