Every year, new cars are rolled out and new models are introduced. Depending on the size of your family, buying a car will need to check a few important boxes.
Is price the most important?
Of course it is important but with price of vehicles being so competitive and such, with a certain budget, you could consider several options.
So which car is most suitable for a family?
To determine this, you should consider the following factors:
- Cost – This is the first factor as it looks as how much you can afford. Apart from that, it would determine how much you can afford for servicing.
- Space – How many members are there in your family? Do you travel a lot and need luggage space?
- Fuel consumption – This is one of the more important factors in the long-run especially with the rising cost of petrol
SUVs or MPVs
One thing for sure, if you have more than 4 family members, the SUV might not be a good option and you should opt for an MPV as it could seat more people and more room for luggage and bags. MPVs come in many different configurations where you might want to consider like child safety in the vehicle.
Which is your best option then?
Most car models in Malaysia have their own SUV or MPV models. If you are going to decide to buy an MPV, the main consideration here is to be able to maneuver a large vehicle. Having said all that, the Perodua Alza might be your best choice.
It is a perfect car to go on a road trip for the family. You do not get too much space but just enough to seat 5 to 6 people comfortably with some allocation for other items like bags and such. Meanwhile, fuel consumption for this model has been one of the best in its class. Perodua has its Myvi which is the best selling car in Malaysia for many years. The Alza meanwhile would be a perfect choice for families because it is quite affordably priced too.