Why You Should Consider Volkswagen If You Have A Big Family

It's called the AllSpace for a reason.


Juliet McGuire |

These days there are so many cars to choose from that selecting a new ride can be a pretty daunting task. And because they can cost more than your current savings, you don’t want to rush into making a decision and end up with a dreaded lemon. To make your life easier, we’ve lined up the best options to meet your needs.

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Family Affair: Volkswagen Tiguan AllSpace

Who’s it for? Those who need space for many bums and lots of baggage.

What makes it great? Volkswagen took its top-selling SUV, the Tiguan, and added even more space to it. That’s right, the Tiguan AllSpace has seven seats, perfect for any family with multiple kids and soccer runs. If you don’t need the third row of seats for people, you can fold them down (with the touch of a button in the boot – so convenient!) and get 700-litres of luggage space. No need for a trailer then!

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The engine line-up includes both diesel and petrol variants, , if you opt for any derivative above the 1.4 TSI, it will have 4MOTION as standard, which means you will be able to head out onto the road less travelled thanks to its off-road capabilities – it’s not exactly a hard-core offroader, mind you, but you will be comfortable on uneven terrain and gravel roads. From R463 400

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Also Consider: Honda BR-V

If you need the space that a seven-seater offers, but don’t quite have the budget for one, then take a look at the Honda BR-V – the most affordable seven-seater on the market. You won’t be heading to the petrol pumps too often either with its claimed fuel consumption of just 6.3 litres/100km. From R248 700

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