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Choosing the right family car for your loved ones can be a daunting experience. Here are five cars you should consider (they are not all SUVs).
Category: Car Buying Advice
If you are a parent, soon-to-be parent, or someone who is simply family-oriented that is looking to purchase your first car, this is the article for you! This article features a variety of car types ranging from sedans to SUVs, stationwagons and MPVs that will be the perfect choice for a family car.
*The list of cars below only includes new and used PARF cars.
Toyota Camry (2019-2021)
Estimated depreciation: $12,930 - $24,060
The Toyota Camry is iconic in many ways, not just for the luxury and comfort it boasts, but for the reasonable price tag that comes along with the car as well. I would be lying if I told you that this generation of the Toyota Camry isn't desirable, especially for all your racer boys-turned-Family Man.
Suppose the 2.0-litre, six-speed automatic variant, which pushes out 165bhp and 199Nm of torque is too lacklustre for you (when your car is seated at full capacity with prams/strollers/child seats in your boot), consider opting for the 2.5-litre variant to give you additional power and torque! And best of all, both variants come equipped with a rear aircon!
Pro Tip: If you wish to embrace cleaner-energy vehicles, consider opting for the first-of-its-kind Toyota Camry Hybrid - the most powerful version of Toyota's iconic sedan. With its all new hybrid drivetrain, the Toyota Camry Hybrid produces a hefty 208bhp and 221Nm of torque.
Mercedes-Benz GLB200 (2020-2022)
Estimated depreciation: $19,060 - $24,190
Want to travel in style but reserve a tinge of practicality? Your answer is none other than sgCarMart's Premium Compact SUV of the Year 2021, the Mercedes-Benz GLB200! Despite the ruggedness associated with SUVs, the GLB200 is not a tad bit rugged. Instead, it gives off a metropolitan vibe (well, at least to me) to ensure you travel in style!
Also, this versatile SUV features three rows of seats and can seat up to seven (including the driver) - the perfect car for the Family Man. However, suppose the extra seating capacity in the third row is not required, you can simply fold it down flat to expand your boot capacity size to accommodate more items in your boot, such as during your weekly grocery trips.
Pro Tip: If you feel that the 1.3-litre turbocharged engine may be lacking for an SUV of its stature, consider the Mercedes-Benz GLB250, which uses a 2.0-litre turbocharged engine, capable of pumping out 221bhp and 350Nm of torque. Now, that's more than enough power to bring your entire family around town!