Close Close
Mother and Baby

The five best cars to suit new mums

Section: What to Buy
Register to download!

The five best cars to suit new mums

When you are expecting your first child, your immediate thoughts will probably not be about a new car. That first trip out though, will soon reveal just how well or badly your car is suited to your new family life.

Trying to squeeze a push chair into an awkwardly shaped boot is no fun, nor is trying to lean far into the rear of the car to secure a baby car seat when your back is killing you and it is too dark to see where to fix the seat into place.

And that’s without looking at what crash protection your car will provide in the event of the unthinkable and is your set of wheels going to leave your stranded in the middle of nowhere when you least need it?

We’ve asked the car buying experts at to list the five cars that are ideal for new mums. These provided plenty of boot space for push chair, carry cot and all the other bags even a short trip to your parents can entail. They are great on protection too and have been awarded some of the highest ratings for safety from crash assessment experts, Euro NCAP.

These cars also have high driving positions for best visibility yet are small enough to be nippy through town and steer into a busy supermarket car park. Finally, they are value for money buys, very practical and look great – that’s enough to make a trip out something to really look forward to.

Here's the Parkers top five new cars for mums, all of which achieve at least a four and half star overall rating from the car buying experts. To read more about the cars just click on the links.

Skoda Yeti

Skoda Yeti Family Car

Forget the Skoda jokes from yesteryear because the Yeti is one of the most reliable, practical set of wheels you can buy. You can choose two or four-wheel drive depending on whether you prefer outright economy or more grip. You can also choose from a range of petrol or diesel engines.

Read more on the Skoda Yeti here.

Nissan Qashqai

Nissan Qashqai Family Car

The car that started the craze of mixing a family hatchback with a 4x4, so you sit up high and the car handles just like a normal car – no large lumbering off-roader here. It’s reliable, has lots of safety systems and comes with frugal running costs.

Read more on the Nissan Qashqai here.

Citroen C4 Cactus

Citroen C4 Cactus Family Car Review

Think Habitat meets car maker and you have the Citroen C4 Catcus – it certainly looks striking. But it isn’t all about looks – this is one family car that can be incredibly kind to purses thanks to low fuel consumption, cheap to tax and a purchase price to make your bank manager smile.

Read more on the Citroen C4 Cactus here.

Mazda CX-5

Mazda CX-5 Family Car Review

Think Japanese and you should think reliability, and that is certainly the case with the Mazda CX-5. It’s got plenty of space for new parents and even a growing family, plus you get lots of features as standard.

Read more on the Mazda CX-5 here.

Mitsubishi ASX

Mitsubishi ASX Family Car Review

Another one with a great reputation for reliability, the Mitsubishi ASX provides a very comfortable way to travel and a high seating position. Choosing a trim level is easy as the choice is from 2, 3 or 4. The ASX is very competitively priced too so you should be able to pick up a bit of a bargain.

Read more on the Mitsubishi ASX here.



No comments have been made yet.

Subscribe to Mother&Baby!

Be the best mum you can be and let Mother & Baby guide you along the way. Each issue is jam packed with REAL advice from mums just like you. Subscribe today & get a free welcome gift!

Win £1,000 of Carpetright vouchers
Win £1,000-worth of Carpetright vouchers!

Create a fantasy world on your floor with your baby for your chance to win £1,000-worth of Carpetright vouchers!

Win an Abeille cellular blanket from Hippychick
Win an Abeille cellular blanket from Hippychick

Abeille Cellular Blankets, available fromHippychick, are delectably soft, made from 100% cotton and now available in six super-stylish colours. Click for your chance to win!

Win a year’s supply of Blueiron liquid iron supplement
Win a year’s supply of Blueiron liquid iron supplement

Blueiron is Scandinavia’s fastest-growing liquid iron supplement and has already helped thousands of women low in iron during pregnancy, breastfeeding and those with intense fitness regimes. Click for your chance to win!

Win a bumper box of Kiddylicious Super Snacks
Win a bumper box of Kiddylicious Super Snacks

Made from quinoa, lentils and chickpeas, and packed with vegetable protein, Kiddylicious Super Snacks help to keep your little ones whizzing about. Click for your chance to win!

Ovulation Calculator
Ovulation calculator

Trying for a baby? Work out when you're most fertile to increase your chances of getting pregnant with our easy-to-use ovulation calculator.

Pregnant woman
Due Date Calculator

When is your baby due? If you’re having trouble remembering dates and counting up the days on your fingers and toes, don’t worry – use our due date calculator.

Get M&B in your inbox!

Sign up to Mother&Baby today and get news and advice about your body and your baby straight to your inbox every week.