Contrary to what the movies would have you believe, when you start to think about settling down and subsequently having children and a more ‘normal’ family life, this does not mean that you need to sacrifice absolutely everything you considered fun before.

However, when it comes to choosing a car to not only carry your children, but the extensive paraphernalia that always comes with them, a two-seater sports car is probably not the best option. Investing in an SUV, however, will provide you with everything you need for the family, as well as an aesthetically impressive vehicle you will be proud to drive. 

SUVs Are Made with Safety in Mind

Naturally, the days are long gone when even wearing a seatbelt was merely advisory, instead of a matter of mandatory law, and vehicles of all makes, models, shapes, and sizes have come an exceedingly long way in terms of safety. 

SUVs are, by their very nature, durable and strong, and although, when looking for a new car or an upgraded SUV, safety is not as exciting as, say, performance capability, your family’s wellbeing is obviously of optimum priority, and choosing an SUV is the best choice. 

Just a few of the built-in standard safety features on the average sports utility vehicle include, amongst a host of others, keyless entry, LED emergency headlights, and airbags in the front and the rear. 

SUVs Are Fuel Efficient

With, well everything, increasing in price across the board these days, it comes as no surprise that more and more prospective new car owners are looking for a respectable and manageable fuel efficiency rating. 

SUVs, such as the Hyundai Kona, SEAT Arona, and the DS 7 Crossback, for example, are some of the most economical out there in terms of fuel consumption, but regardless of which make and model you end up choosing, you can guarantee a certain level of fuel efficiency. 

SUVs Can Be Modified 

One of the overarching benefits of choosing an SUV over another style of car is the huge number of modifications you can make, to ensure the vehicle suits you and your family’s specific needs. 

This not only refers to shopping at an established supplier, such as Empyre Off-Road, who supply everything from new grilles to tacoma bed racks, to the modifications already existing within the car, like seating and storage options, for example. 

SUVs Have Huge Cargo Capacities

Finally, and perhaps most importantly of all, when you have yourself, your partner, and even a couple of kids to ferry around everywhere from dance class and school run to family vacations, you need space and space is exactly what you get with an SUV.

There is nothing worse, when packing for a weekend at the beach with the whole family, for example, than having to pick and choose what things you take and what you leave behind at home and with an SUV, within reason, of course, this shortlist simply is not necessary. 

By Manali