Family cars have more followers every day, for that reason we show you five models in which you can travel very comfortably and carry all the luggage you need.
The Christmas holidays are approaching and for those who are lucky enough to have a few days off to travel and decide to do it alone or accompanied, we want to bring you a series of compact family cars that can make your trips much more comfortable and above all that you can carry all your luggage you want without worrying about space. There are certainly many more offerings in the segment at the moment, but we consider this selection to suit the needs of most users.
The family cars or rancheras, as they are known colloquially, each day have more followers. And it is that the aesthetic modification that they receive helps to get much more space inside and increases the load capacity, in addition to that many of them are very attractive. In terms of length, the five models that enter this report are between 4.60 and 4.69 meters. Cars all of them very versatile on the road, some even have a more performance version for those who want to fully depress the accelerator pedal without giving up a car of these characteristics.
1. 2022 Kia Ceed Tourer
He is part of one of the most successful families of the moment, and with the family body he maintains versatility on the road and improves the capacity of its trunk, reaching 625 liters (the largest of those chosen in this classification). It is available in 120 and 136 hp combustion versions, and a more performance version of 160 hp (only with GT Line and Tech finishes). There is also a 141 hp plug-in hybrid option. The model is dominated by straight lines and highlights the tiger face front grille that has become popular in That. Inside we find a floating screen, with browser and Android Auto and Apple Car Play connectivity.
The Kia Ceed Tourer it is a station wagon that offers good responsiveness and grip from the moment you get in the car. The soundproofing of the cabin is good and if this is added to the fact that the engine produces hardly any noise, we are facing a good option for long trips. In addition, both the steering and the braking are precise and will allow you to enjoy it on twisty sections. If you want to know all the details of the Kia Ceed Tourer Click here and you will be able to read the full test.
2. 2022 Seat León Sportstourer
The Seat Leon It has improved its aesthetics and abandons that “bad guy” line that it had in previous generations. In addition, this time once again offers a family body, without losing technology and driving comfort. The Sportstourer is 27 cm longer than the saloon version and has a 620-liter boot. Apart from the change in the lines, one of the elements that stands out the most in this Seat is the rear brake light, making it more attractive. Inside, the technological load is very strong, but not for that difficult to use.
Regarding behavior, the Seat León Sportstourer prioritizes ride comfort over sportsmanship, which does not imply that it is a lazy car, since it has great poise in curves and you can “play” when you find a twisty section. In addition, it filters well all the bumps, imperfections and bumps of the road. If you have been wanting to know more details about the Seat, Click here to read our test.
3. 2022 Toyota Corolla Touring Sport
The Japanese brand Toyota also offers a family vehicle that they have called Touring Sport. Its hallmark is the front, striking and aggressive, although the capacity of its trunk must also be taken into account, since it is very close to 600 liters. In the rear, their sharp headlights denote that the model does not want to lose that sporty essence that characterizes him, despite the fact that it is a family model. If we go inside, in my opinion it is a bit bland, compared to the rest of the models that we see in the article. It is not very flashy, but it is well built and assembled.
In the behavior section, the 122 hp version is perhaps somewhat scarce and it is more interesting to acquire the 180, since it will achieve that the engine of the Toyota Corolla Touring Sport work more comfortably. Even so, it allows and thanks to the sail mode, it allows a comfortable driving to be achieved when driving in a relaxed way. Even so, the noise that is generated when the accelerator is pressed is high due to the CVT change that this model mounts. If you want to know everything about this Toyota, read our test by clicking here.
4. 2022 Ford Focus Sportbreak
Ford also bets on a compact family model with the Ford Focus Sportbreak, a 4.67 meter long model with a luggage capacity of 608 liters. It is 11 centimeters longer than the version of the year 2018 and thanks to that it has gained habitability, not only space for the knees, but also in height, since it has much more space. Inside you will find a good arrangement of the elements and quality of the materials.
When you take control of the Ford Focus Sportbreak, you quickly discover the thrust it has from below. On the other hand, in the suspension section, you will easily notice the imperfections of the road, but instead you will not notice the rocking when you find yourself on a curvy road. However, it must be borne in mind that the Focus has just released a restyling and we will show it to you on the web as soon as we can.
5. 2022 Mercedes Benz CLA Shooting Brake
Finally, we also wanted to show a car from the premium segment, the Mercedes Benz CLA Shooting Brake bets on an aggressive and sporty aesthetic that will delight many of the users. The negative point is found in that its trunk, even though it is large, is the smallest compared to the other models we have seen, it has 505 liters, ten more than in the version of the year 2019. Inside there are no complaints, it is done style of Mercedes Benz, technological and with the best materials.
At the controls of the CLA Shooting Brake, you receive a lot of information, not only through the instrumentation, but also thanks to the different elements such as the suspension or the steering wheel. Since the suspension has been mentioned, it should be noted that its configuration is somewhat hard, which allows us to enjoy cornering, but be careful with the bumps, you will also notice them.
And if you could choose between one of these five family compacts, which one would you choose?