Best Cars For The School Run This September

Last Updated: 19th Apr 2017
Best Cars For The School Run This September

22nd August 2016

With September approaching and kids heading back to school, it is time to consider whether you have the best vehicle for the job. Depending upon the number of kids you have or do you give your child’s friends a lift, does your current car have enough space?

Is your car comfortable enough to take all the kids every day to school?

How are the running costs when it comes to adding extra miles onto your journey when it comes to picking children up taking them to school then going to work and then coming back later and taking all the kids home. When it comes to doing that job, there is only one way to get the car of your choice. Personal car leasing is a brilliant way of getting the perfect family car for your school runs this September.

Ford C-Max

When it comes to one of the best multi-purpose vehicle (MPV),the Ford C-Max is a definite consideration for school run car. The base model comes with a 1.6-litre engine developing 105 bhp. It can accelerate from 0-60 in 12.6 seconds. When it comes to running costs, the base model has a combined fuel economy of 44.1 mpg.

For the greenest model, you are looking at a 1.5-litre diesel engine with its 120 bhp. It is a little faster to 60 mph than the base model, coming in at 11.3 seconds. When it comes to running costs, the C-Max has a combined fuel economy of 68.9 mpg. When you break that down into urban city driving, the running cost is 60 mpg. For all that extra-urban driving, you will be hitting 76 mpg.

Interior-wise, the C-Max cabin, you will find it extremely family friendly, thanks to the many cubbyholes and storage spaces and overall space available. The aim of this car is the offer you as much practical storage and as much overall space as possible.

For passenger headroom and legroom, you have plenty left. No matter where you sit in the car, you will feel comfortable. Boot space is great as well, offering 432-litres, with very easy access and a great shape, so you can fit more in than you think.

Volvo XC60

When it comes to reliable, family friendly SUVs, the Volvo XC60 is top of the class. It focuses on overall safety, with many safety options on others cars being available as standard. But when it comes to the basic engine, you receive 190 bhp that allows the Volvo to accelerate from 0-60 in 8.1 seconds. Runnings costs will be low thanks to the 62.8 mph.

volvo cx60

The greenest edition and therefore the one with the lowest running cost comes with 190bhp, acceleration from 0-60 in 8.1 seconds and produces 62.8 mpg.

Let’s talk interior. Volvo have designed the dashboard to be as minimalistic as possible, whilst ensuring you have everything at your fingertips. When it comes to passenger space, the Volvo XC60 has plenty of space for both adults and children, making it very comfortable and spacious for everyone. The seats are very supportive and balanced for your body. The boot space in the Volvo with the seats up has a useful capacity of 495-litres, which is great when taking the kids to school.

The Volvo is famous for its safety features passing the adult protection score for the Euro NCAP with an extremely impressive 94% score. This is down to the many airbags arranged around the cabin as well as the emergency braking system that scans the road ahead for pedestrians and other cars.

Nissan Qashqai

If you want one of the most popular SUVs on the road that has proven itself to be a great car, then the Nissan Qashqai is the car to consider for those school runs. It has a basic 1.2-litre petrol engine that develops a combined fuel economy of 48.7 mpg. It also accelerates from 0-60 mph in 10.9 seconds.

nissan qashqai

However, when it comes to Qashqai it is the diesel engine range that are the ones to consider. If you are interested in the most frugal of Qashqai, then the 1.5-litre diesel engine is the one for you. It has a combined fuel economy of 70 mpg, which is one of the best on the market. This model also has no road tax because of how low its CO2 emissions are. It can also accelerate from 0-60 mph in 11.9 seconds.

With the interior, the Qashqai’s dashboard is well set out and made from high quality plastics with a polished aluminium look. The space inside the cabin is the most spacious cabin available in its own class. It delivers plenty of space for both the driver, adults and children alike. Boot space with the seats up, which is usually the priority when it comes to the school run, delivers a capacity of 430-litres.

With September approaching and you and your children are preparing for school, why not consider getting a new car to match. Private car leasing are great ways of getting brilliant school run cars for an affordable price per month.

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