Family motors: SUVs versus people carriers image

Family motoring is a hugely competitive area of the automotive industry, and new models are launched on a monthly basis it seems. But with so much choice, what’s actually the best option to go for? People carriers have always been the ‘go to’, but SUVs have certainly shot up in popularity. Read on to find out more!

Regardless of whichever type of car you go for, buying second hand should always be your prerogative. Not only will you be able to get a better model for less money, but overall the quality won’t be that much worse than a brand new motor straight out of the showroom anyway. Looking on the internet at websites such as is definitely the key.

Here’s the predicament that most people face: do you go for an MPV which is specifically designed to accommodate a family, or opt for an SUV which won’t be as ‘dedicated’ but will provide a hardy solution that can take anything that’s thrown at it?

Yes, people carriers are spacious, versatile and for the most part very comfortable, but they can be rather ‘soft’ to drive and don’t really like to venture off tarmac. SUVs on the other hand can go almost anywhere, and offer almost as much space as the largest MPVs. While arguably not as comfortable as the former, modern SUVs aren’t exactly tortuous, and many have more than adequate boot space for everyday shopping and even luggage.

The two are certainly fantastic solutions to a similar problem, but before you go and spend any money, it’s vital to make sure you’re heading in the right direction. Do as much research as possible and make a list of all the pros and cons of each vehicle type for your situation. Consider even the smallest and silliest of details and you really can’t go wrong. It’s better to be safe than sorry after all, so prior planning is never a bad thing.

So it’s clear that families aren’t short of choice when it comes to choosing a car to buy; MPVs and SUVs both have their own positives and negatives, but its up to you to find out which fits your lifestyle best. If anything is obvious though, it’s that buying second hand is the best way to go as you’ll spend less and get so much more!