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Planning a family staycation this year? Staycations look set to be another major trend this year with restrictions in place on international travel along with the greater emphasis on reducing environmental impact (not to mention the cost-saving benefits). The auto industry has responded to the rise in staycations with many excellent SUVs that are perfect for families going on holiday, so what are a few of the best ones that are worth looking at?

 

Key Factors

First, it is worth outlining what motorists should be looking for in a family SUV for staycations? Size and storage space are obviously key along with low emissions and road tax, comfort, safety and affordability. With these factors in mind, here are a few of the best SUVs worth looking into.

 

Volvo XC40

As a former What Car? Car of the Year, you know that you are getting quality with the XC40 from Volvo. Often said to be the best family SUV available, it is well-suited to those going on long journeys and staycations due to its space, comfort and excellent safety features.

 

Audi Q3

Audi is a brand known for its comfortable interiors and high-tech features, which certainly make them a good choice for long drives. The Q3 is the pick of the bunch for families on staycations thanks to its incredibly comfortable and luxurious interior with plenty of space for both passengers and luggage.

 

Hyundai Tucson

For those families that might require extra space, the Hyundai Tucson should be on your shortlist as an SUV with a remarkable amount of room and enormous boot. This means that if you are travelling with teens or adults, space should not be an issue with this vehicle. The Tucson is also an economical choice with an enjoyable driving experience too.

 

Getting Prepared

Having the right vehicle for your staycation is certainly important, but there are a few other important aspects that need to be taken care of as well. You will need to make sure that you have an emergency kit in case you were to breakdown, which should include things like a repair kit, phone charger, blankets, food and water.

On top of this, you also need to make sure that you have the right kind of cover in place with a warranty and GAP insurance being worthwhile. What is GAP insurance? This covers the shortfall between the insurance payout (market value) and the amount originally paid/outstanding in the event of a write off. This could end up saving you a fortune, so it is certainly worth looking into.

With staycations being such a good option for families, it is important that you have the right vehicle for this type of trip and these are a few of the best SUVs that are ideal for a family staycation.