It’s the time of the year again that hair gets lighter, skin gets darker, water gets warmer, drinks get colder, music gets louder, nights get longer and life gets better. Say hello to summer 2016!
Most of us want to either go out of town or on the beach. Families are going for a summer trips and reunions, friends doing summer escapades; and company outings.
These adventures are much easier when you have your own car but how if you don’t have? It’s either by public transportation or renting a car in order to get to your destination. Public transportation and renting a car is really tiring and somewhat dangerous for families. If you are tired of these things I think it’s time for you to look for your own car.
Here are the lists of perfect family cars for your summer vacay
1. Kia Sedona
The 2016 Sedona is premium comfort with the power to transform. Aggressive and refined, it’s your getaway vehicle and lounge on the go. The Sedona is comfort for everyone, fitted with high-tech gadgets, like the Smart Power Liftgate, and available second-row First-Class Lounge Seating. From the spacious driver cockpit to the versatile Slide-N-Stow® seats, the Sedona is intuitive control and flexibility that keeps pace with you.
Snazzy, sporty, and striking aren’t words you associate with minivans—but the ambitious folks at Kia have managed to bake a little of each into the Sedona. With room for eight, storage for family necessities, and a long list of standard and optional safety features, the Sedona is a compelling choice for value-minded shoppers. Powered by a 276-hp V-6 with a six-speed transmission and boasting a smooth ride, the Sedona also injects a little fun into daily kid-ferrying duties.
It doesn’t matter if it’s tackling muddy two-tracks in the back country or shuttling people and cargo about town, the Subaru Outback is in its element. A 175-hp 2.5-liter flat-four powers all four wheels via a CVT; a pluckier 256-hp 3.6-liter flat-six is optional. An available active safety bundle includes forward-collision warning, adaptive cruise control and lane-keeping-assist features, while a roomy interior and large cargo capacity make the Subaru Outback a good alternative to larger, thirstier SUVs.
An all new Mitsubishi L200 was released as a 2016 model year. It is sold in the GCC purely as a commercial pickup. Available in two-wheel-drive form with a 2.4-liter petrol engine or a 2.5-liter turbo diesel, or in four-wheel-drive form with the diesel engine only, it is an interesting proposition on-road, and even off-road, if equipped. Only the five-speed manual is offered here. The L200 is an ideal choice for small to medium type of business application. Choices in body styles include double cab or single cab along with a variety of work and handling packages. Mitsubishi’s L200 delivers good everyday performance, thanks to willing, if somewhat weak, engines, ventilated disc brakes at the front and drum rear brakes, and available ABS and Electronic Brake force Distribution, while interior features include vinyl seats and a radio cassette player.
4. Toyota HiAce
This very long van, without a doubt, is a great fit for big families. With a 15 person seating capacity, it can accommodate one to two families or even more at a push. And although you may be able to squeeze in the whole family, your passengers will never be uncomfortable with the rear end air conditioning system.
The HiAce is also a great choice for long journeys and vacations. It is also possible to carry a lot of luggage without it feeling too crowded inside.
5. Honda CRV
Although the Honda CRV can only hold 5 passengers, this crossover has generous head space and legroom. The interior and seats are comfortable and accommodating, regardless if you sit in the front or second row.
The compartment in the back is also notably spacious. Its low cargo floor allows easier loading of items. This can be a good choice for small families with plenty of baggage and other items to bring on their travels.
The 2016 Nissan Pathfinder is a 7-seater crossover SUV which has a spacious interior. Even with a children’s car seat inside, it won’t feel crowded as it offers enough room for each passenger. One of the Pathfinder’s most notable features is the stylish and classy design of its cabin. It also has a very user friendly 8-inch touchscreen.
The compartment at the back may not offer maximum space; nonetheless, it is still a good choice if you are a light traveler.
The Hyundai Grand Starex, like the Toyota HiAce, is a great pick for large families. With a ten to twelve seating capacity, it has room for two families or more. It is spacious and very family oriented, hence making it one of the best choices on the list.
The van’s features- an LCD Touchscreen with AM, FM, CD, WMA, MP4 options as well as a DVD player- are great sources of entertainment for passengers. Plus, it also has Aux, USB, and Bluetooth connectivity. Surely no passenger will be bored during a long trip.
An all-time favorite, the Isuzu Crosswind is a reliable vehicle for long distance travels. It may have been on the market for quite a while now but it still remains one of the best-selling SUVs in the country.
Although the advised seating capacity of the Crosswind is only seven, it can take up to ten passengers plus the driver. And even then, there is still an ample amount of space for cargo.