As a working parent, finding the perfect balance between business and family life isn’t something that everyone has the hang of from the offset. With half the world telling you to integrate them for ease and the other half making it clear that you should split both sides of your life and keep them separate, knowing what to do is a stress that no one needs! One thing is for sure, though – your car is the perfect place to blend both sides of your life with ease. Here, we’re taking a look at a few cars that are perfect for both work and family use in 2018.
Alfa Romeo Giulietta
Alfa Romeo isn’t a model that typically comes to mind when you consider family cars, but hear me out; the Alfa Romeo Giulietta is the perfect balance between style and practicality, which is everything you need in a business and leisure car. The sporty and luxurious exterior will wow anyone you pass. This five-door hatchback is spacious, convenient and allows for a smooth drive to keep you and your family comfortable throughout even the longest of journeys. Whether you live in a rural area and commute into the city each day, or you live a fully urban lifestyle, this model can handle winding roads or tight city corners with ease making it the perfect dual-purpose car.
Moving onto a more traditional ‘family’ car, the Honda CR-V is a compact SUV that certainly packs a punch. With all the convenience of an SUV but with plenty of style to keep you driving proudly regardless of your destination, what’s not to love? The controls are right there in the steering wheel, ready to use, and an infotainment system that’ll keep you connected with the little ones even when they aren’t in the car, even your business trips will let you stay up to date throughout an entirely comfortable drive. There’s plenty of space, too, so you can easily pack up everything you need for a quick trip away, or even just a pushchair when necessary.
The BMW i3 has been met with an interesting reception but regardless of what you think of its overall look, there’s no denying that it’s a car to be reckoned with when it comes to family life. Not only does it come with plenty of space for you and the kids, but it’s also electric and with more and more charging points across the country, there’s nothing stopping you from basking in the cost-effective nature of electronic vehicles. It has great handling and its compact design makes city driving even easier, and if you have a long journey ahead of you, you could opt for the range-extender version of this car that comes with a two-cylinder petrol engine built in as an extra power source.
The Hyundai Ioniq comes in three forms – the Plug-in, Hybrid or Electric – so you can pick the right one to suit you and your needs but regardless of its power source, this car has all the room, style and technology you could need for a dual-purpose car. The touchscreen infotainment system makes staying connected and keeping up to date with everything from your kids to the traffic as easy as a tap and its lightweight build makes it extremely easy to drive long distances when you need to.
There are a whole host of family-friendly cars out there that are stylish enough to show off at work too! Convenience doesn’t have to mean giving up on style, and hopefully, this list has given you a good place to start in your car search! Good luck!