A family car is a vehicle that accommodates and fulfils the daily commute of families. These cars come with useful features that enhance the comfort and safety of your family for a pleasant journey.
Family-friendly vehicles come in a variety of make and models but typically consist of sedans, Sport Utility Vehicles (SUVs) and Mini-Passenger Vans (MPVs). The wide array of available models can make it challenging for buyers to decide on the one most suitable for their family. To ease the decision process, you may consider going for car rentals in Singapore or even a long-term car lease before deciding to commit to any purchase – leasing is also a cost-effective form of car ownership with zero depreciation risk.
With the best car rentals in Singapore, you can enjoy a hassle-free automotive experience while satisfying every journey.
Unsure of which cars to consider? Here are our top picks.
The Honda Odyssey is one of the most popular MPV options for family travels and one of the best family cars for rent in Singapore. If you have a large family of more than five, the Honda Odyssey would be perfect as it features a spacious and tall interior that seats up to eight people and 330 litres of boot space to fit all your belongings seamlessly.
Bumpy rides can cause discomfort and act as a hindrance especially if you shuttle your young ones frequently — the Odyssey is an excellent choice for a peaceful ride as it drives silently with optimum stability even at highway speeds.
Equipped with Honda Sensing – the brand’s suite of safety technology acts as the highlight of the vehicle as it includes an Adaptive Cruise Control that helps road vehicles maintain a safe following distance and stay within the speed limit, Forward Collision Warning that alerts you if you are about to crash into another vehicle, and along with other features like Collision Mitigation Braking Systems, Lane Keeping Assist System and Road Departure Mitigation to keep your entire family safe on the road.
The next family-friendly vehicle on our list — the Toyota Sienta Hybrid is a sizable and fuel-saving MPV. It features a keyless entry system typically found in premium car brands, and automated rear sliding doors that open to roomy and comfortable rear seats with a total seating capacity of seven. The sliding doors are ideal for families with young children who may not be able to open car doors on their own, as well as the ease of convenience while running errands.
With the third row of seats stowed away, the available boot space of 507 litres allows you to store your items comfortably while still being able to accommodate five. Additionally, the third row of seats may be folded underneath the second row of seats for a larger cargo space should the need arise — making it perfect for the storage of outdoor equipment for a family day out!
Despite its vehicle classification, the Toyota Sienta Hybrid is an MPV that has excellent manoeuvrability and ensures smooth U-turns and easier parallel parking — simply activate its cruise control system to experience an effortless ride with a suspension that absorbs bumps effectively.
The only sedan on the list, the Toyota Corolla Altis is a well sought after model with a sleek and modern exterior.
This 5-seater sedan offers a relatively spacious interior for a comfortable ride and a 470-litre boot to accommodate your storage needs. Its newly developed front and rear suspension helps to ensure a smoother ride and the cornering agility provides more control over the steering of the car.
The Toyota Corolla Altis features a Dynamic Radar Cruise Control designed to adjust your speed and maintain a safe distance from the car ahead of you, a Pre-Collision System that detects possible crashes and slow the vehicle down to avoid or lessen the impact, and a Lane Departure Warning with Steering Assistant feature that helps drivers to avoid making unintentional deviations from their lanes. You can now fully enjoy the car ride knowing that you and your family’s safety are well taken care of with these additional safety features in place.
#2. Mercedes Benz GLA180
The G-Class family continues to bolster the unique Mercedes-Benz DNA. The GLA 180, a sporty and progressive design that is a combination of modern technology and space – it is perfect for the narrow roads and compact parking spaces in Singapore. The GLA embodies a generous space concept for maximum functionality on any occasion. Its stylish exterior as commonly seen across Mercedes-Benz’s range of luxurious vehicles, flaunts an elegant yet functional silhouette.
The GLA 180 offers exceptional support for cornering and long-cruising. Complemented by safety features such as the traction control that can detect tyre grip, in order to reduce wheelspin. The cruise control, reversing camera and rain sensors are just some of the additional features and functions that the model offers.
#1. Mercedes Benz GLB200
Finally , our top choice – the Mercedes-Benz GLB 200 is a 7-seater SUV streamlined for families who prioritise comfort without compromising on style and design.
Within the Mercedes-Benz G-Class, the GLB 200 stands larger than the GLA crossover but is smaller than the GLC crossover. However, its squarish body and tall height makes it comparable to the GLC, with an equally spacious interior for a comfortable seating experience. Also, its aluminium roof rails serve as a useful accessory attachment that provides you a space to carry your bikes and any extra equipment when needed. Aside from its interior, the GLB 200 stays ahead with its performance, stability and safety.
In addition, the Mercedes-Benz GLB200 offers a large boot space that ranges between 570 litres and 1,805 litres when both the second and third- row seats are stowed away.
Driving in the GLB 200 guarantees a stable and secure ride for you and your family – with our Mercedes-Benz leasing packages, you can now travel stylishly in a sleek and luxurious vehicle that elevates your everyday family commute.
Experience Mercedes-Benz’s range of family-friendly vehicles through our Mercedes rental options.
We hope that these recommendations have helped streamline your picks for a family-friendly vehicle.
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