What is a family car? That’s the toughest part of categorising all the vehicles available today and trying to pigeon-hole every one of them. In our mind, the modern family car is likely an SUV, and is big enough for a family of four and solid boot space.
Yep, lots of families want or need a seven-seater. But at the same time they aren’t cheap. Not at all. When I bought our Commodore Sportswagon in 2010 it was $36,000 or so – and I’m still feeling the pain of that financially six years later! So surely the average family if they’re looking for something new perhaps the low $30,000 mark is more in tune.
Take the Kia Sorrento – $45,000 starting price, great for a seven-seater – amazing even. But what if you don’t need the seven seats – pop on down to the Kia Sportage. This thing is packed with tech, modern as heck inside, great fit and finish and a stylish look.
On the road it’s no slouch. Great to drive, easy to get in and out of, easy to load with groceries or kids sports bags.
A family in Australia is on a tight budget, so when you consider just what’s possible with just $33,000 up – it’s our view that the Kia Sportage is the EFTM Best Family Car for 2016.
Trev is a Technology Commentator, Dad, Speaker and Rev Head.
He produces and hosts two popular podcasts, EFTM and Two Blokes Talking Tech. He also appears on over 50 radio stations across Australia weekly, and is the resident Tech Expert on Channel 9’s Today Show each day and appears regularly on A Current Affair.
Father of three, he is often found down in his Man Cave.