According to a recent study by Kwik Fit, Mums and Dads drive an average of 491 miles a year for their child’s sporting events, which soon builds up in terms of running costs.
Running your kids around to swimming, football or cricket is inevitably going to cost you money, but with the right car, that price can be reduced.
In terms of family car qualities you can’t go wrong with the Vauxhall Zafira Tourer seven-seater. First off, the Zafira Tourer has been awarded a five star safety rating from Euro NCAP in its recent crash tests, thanks to a mix of high-tech safety features including driver and passenger airbags as well as Electronic Stability Control as standard.
There is no lack of space inside the Zafira Tourer with 1,860-litres worth of storage space, which is ideal if you’re going on a family outing to a sports event where you’re likely to have lots of equipment to take with you.
The Zafira Tourer also loads of storage compartments, which includes things like under seat storage, which can prove useful when you’ve got sporting equipment.
There is also plenty of leg and head room, which is ideal when it comes to muddy footy boots or cricket bags. It also comes with Vauxhall’s Flex7 seating, which allows for more adaptable seating arrangements to suite the driver and passengers needs.
When it comes to CO2 emissions, and therefore running costs, the Zafira Tourer doesn’t disappoint as it returns emissions of 137g/km and mileage of 54mpg, which is very impressive for a car its size, courtesy of its 2.0-litre diesel engine with start-stop technology.
The Vauxhall Zafira Tourer is set to be released in 2012. Vauxhall vehicles are available from Perry’s dealerships such as Aylesbury, Barnsley and Broadstairs.