In 2017, the advanced technology and innovative features available to us when it comes to purchasing a car are endless, or so it seems. However, as our lifestyles change, so do our needs. All of a sudden safety and reliability becomes more significant than the top speed the car can achieve, whereas space and size are now more important than style and spec. But more importantly, and one of the most frequently asked questions when searching for a new family car, is "which car has the biggest boot space?"
There is a lot of choice out there in the automotive world, and looking for a new family car can be quite daunting. To help you out, we have done some research on cars with large boot space and compiled a list of the top ten used cars you can fit a push-chair in:
Last week it was announced that the most recent generation of the Seat Leon has been branded as the 'safest Seat ever', making it even more appealing to motorists looking to buy a family car. Some of the new safety features include systems that prevent factors which are known to cause a high percentage of road traffic accidents.
As well as its state of the art safety systems, the Leon also offers other competitive features. The interior comprises savvy storage solutions, as well as plenty of leg room in both the front and back. Similar to its competitors, the boot offers a size of 380 litres- a more than ample space to fit a pushchair in.
After being launched in 2000, the popular Seat model is now in its third generation. It is available in both 3 and 5 doors styles, and boasts power and sophistication whilst being practical.
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Now in its seventh generation, the Vauxhall Astra has proved itself to be a very reliable family car. Since 1979 the Astra has evolved and advanced to suit motorist's needs and is one of the UK's top-selling cars.
The most recent generation of the model was launched at Frankfurt Motor show in September 2015. Based on an all new light weight vehicle architecture, the Vauxhall Astra is 200lbs lighter than the model it replaced. The new look Astra has a total length of 4.37m, making it just slightly shorter than its predecessor.
Despite being smaller in size, the Astra is now bigger on the inside, offering more leg room and space for passengers and boasts a generous boot size of 370 litres.
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Since rebranding in 2007, Skoda has changed its product line and now offers more stylish vehicles. The Skoda Superb is no exception to the great examples of how Skoda vehicles has transformed to suit its new-look brand, is a great family car.
As well as possessing a stylish, streamlined new shape, a used Skoda Superb is also enjoyable to drive. The third-generation model is slightly bigger than its already generously sized predecessor; 3cm longer and 5cm wider to be exact.
Due to the bigger dimensions of the new model, the Superb now has a larger boot, being 30 litres bigger than the previous model and now offers a 625-litre boot which increases to a 1760 litre space when folding the split rear bench down - more than enough for a buggy.
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The Nissan Qashqai is a compact crossover SUV, a stylish alternative to a full-size 4x4 (four-wheel drive available on selected versions), whilst boasting sensible running costs and a fuel economy of up to 62.8mpg, depending on engine choice.
The Qashqai is competitively priced as a new vehicle, and makes great value as a used car - it has received positive reviews from various automotive industry specialists, as well as from patrons of the popular model. The second-generation model is family appropriate, measuring at 4.39m in length and offering a spacious interior.
Although the rear seats don't fold completely flat, there will be no hassle fitting a pushchair into the 430-litre boot, which can grow to a substantial 1585 litre space with the back seats folded down.
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Audi A3 Sportback
The Audi A3 Sportback was named 'Best Family Car of the Year 2017' by WhatCar? magazine and website, but this comes as no surprise due to its impressive spec, sizing and style. The popular model underwent a facelift earlier this year, offering a slight revamp to the exterior in addition to an abundance of technological advances on the inside.
The popular hatchback is available in an impressive 43 different versions, enabling each individual customer's needs to be met. With the A3, Audi are able to offer a generously sized vehicle, with a boot space of 380 litres.
If you are looking for a car with a spacious boot, but smaller in size than an SUV or other alternatives then a used Audi A3 Sportback is a good option to explore.
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For those looking for something a little more upmarket, yet still practical and spacious, the BMW X5 might be what you're looking for.
Despite having heavy competition, the X5 stands out from the crowd by offering high standards of fit, finish and design and has done since its release in the late 90's. Now in its third generation, the well-known automotive brand has produced a reputable model that is renowned for comfort and utility.
The popular model from BMW can fit up to six passengers inside, however this will involve sacrificing some boot space- but this won't stop your pushchair from fitting inside the boot due to its generous sizing even with the back seats up. As well as having a huge 650-litre boot, the impressive SUV also offers a substantial amount of space and legroom for passengers and welcomes the kind of lavish interior expected to be found in luxury vehicles.
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Now in its third-generation, the Ford Focus has served as a reliable family car since 1998 after succeeding the Ford Escort.
Despite being known as the brands core family car, the Focus is an innovative vehicle that has a lot of fun features and is exciting to drive. Although the popular hatchback has heavy competition from rivals such as Vauxhall and Volkswagen, the Ford Focus remains one of the bestselling models in the U.K.
The interior of the Focus boasts plenty of storage options and sufficient legroom for passengers. Slightly smaller than its competitors, a used Ford Focus offers a boot size of 316 litres- but still offers plenty of room for a pushchair and your weekly food shop!
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The Kia Sportage is one of the most popular models that the brand sells and was the UK's fastest selling used car in 2016 according to AutoTrader, taking an average of just 15 days to sell.
The urban friendly SUV is packed with smart features such as a Speed Limited Information Function (SLIF) and a reversing camera system. On top of all the innovative technology that Kia offers, it is also very spacious- the back seats offer enough room for three baby chairs to fit side by side or for two tall adults to fit comfortably.
The back seats split 60/40 and lay flat to allow boot space of 1492 litres (503-litre space with back seats up). The back seats are also adjustable and can be reclined back - a feature that is not common amongst the Sportage's rivals.
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The Volkswagen brand is one of the most popular and successful in the history of the automotive industry. Last year the Volkswagen Golf was the second best-sold new car in the UK, which comes as no surprise after a successful 43 years of production for this model alone.
The Volkswagen Golf has succeeded 7 generations and since 1974 has sold more than 33 million models - leaving plenty of great value used examples on the market. Offering competitive sizing and dimensions, the Golf boasts a boot size of 380 litres, increasing to 1270 litres with the back seats down.
A used Volkswagen Golf is a great solution for those looking for a sensible combination of style, size and affordability.
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Part of Peugeot’s SUV range, this small but stylish SUV has a striking appearance, but the all new Peugeot 3008 isn’t just nice to look at. As well as impressing visually, the 3008 is practical and possesses the ability to suit the needs of every day family life.
The award-winning SUV’s boot allows enough room to fit a pushchair in at ease, boasting a competitive size of 520 litres. The spacious proportions are complimented by incredible interior style and supports advanced features such as the Peugeot i-Cockpit, grip control and park assist.
In addition to twenty other awards, the second-edition Peugeot 3008 has been named the 2017 European Car of the Year and as well as being stylish and sporty, also offers excellent engine efficiency.
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Evans Halshaw Car Stores
Has something caught your eye? Pop down to your local Evans Halshaw Car Store where you can see a car up close and personal and take it for a test drive to see if it meets your motoring needs and more importantly, check to see if the pushchair fits in the boot!
Our Evans Halshaw Car Stores offer a brand-new, hassle-free way of shopping for your next car. With a wide choice of cars available, as well as great customer service and an array of facilities to benefit from, why not come down to your local Car Store and see what we have on offer.
With a dedicated kids zone to keep the little ones entertained whilst you shop for you next car, as well as specialist sales advisors on hand to offer you advice and guidance we can guarantee a hassle-free and memorable car buying experience.
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