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Rivervale Leasing's Top Car Picks for the School Run

Rivervale Leasing's Top Car Picks for the School Run

September means … the return of the school run.  Stressed mornings racing out the house desperately trying to chew toast while also clunk clicking seatbelts, wiping toothpaste smears off little faces and signing homework diaries.  I feel your pain.  There’s not much you can control, the traffic is guaranteed to be busier that one morning you are late and you have no hope of influencing what those wagging tongues of the playground mums might be saying. 

One thing you have some power over is having a comfortable journey, so what do you pick?  Motors.co.uk conducted a study and the results are in … the crossover gets an A* for the school run.

The top 5 cars for the school run found by motors.co.uk …

  1. Nissan Qashqai
  2. Honda CR-V
  3. Ford Fiesta
  4. Ford C-Max
  5. Skoda Octavia

The crossover offers features of a sports utility vehicle such as a higher seated position, 4wd capabilities and space.  Yet it is still built on a car platform, so provides comfort, car like handling and great fuel economy.  With the best bits of a car and an SUV merged together it’s no surprise the crossover has become such a popular choice for a family vehicle.  But which features did motors.co.uk find are the most important to the school run mum?

  1. Fuel economy
  2. Age and mileage
  3. Number of seats
  4. Safety
  5. Handling

 

So the family’s finances are top on the list of priorities and a crossover is the car of choice, with that in mind here are Rivervale Leasing’s top 3 cars perfect for the school run …

Our top pick for value is the Citroen C4 Cactus with 94.2 mpg possible in the diesel version and 70.6 mpg possible in the petrol version you will definitely be spending less of your pennies at the pump!  With the Citroen C4 Cactus you also have eye catching ‘Airbump’ protection on the sides of your car.

 CITROEN C4 CACTUS HATCHBACK1.2 PureTech Touch 5dr

Personal contract hire £141.60 per month Initial rental: £849.60

Business contract hire £115.40 + VAT per month Initial rental: £692.40 + VAT

 

Our second choice is the most popular among the school run mums – the Nissan Qashqai.  The Qashqai was voted Best Small SUV in the What Car? Car of the Year 2015 awards, so surely all those experts can’t be wrong!

 NISSAN QASHQAI HATCHBACK 1.2 DiG-T Visia 5dr

Business contract hire £165.20 + VAT per month Initial rental: £991.20 + VAT

Personal contract hire £201.36 per month Initial rental: £1208.16

 

Our last pick is the Mazda CX-5 which won the title of the What Car? Best Large SUV in the Car of the Year Awards 2015.  It’s packed with SKYACTIV Technology to bring those CO2 levels down and i-ACTIVSENSE safety features to give you peace of mind on the road.

MAZDA CX-5 DIESEL ESTATE 2.2d SE-L Nav 5dr

Business contract hire £221.09 + VAT per month Initial rental: £1326.54 + VAT

Personal contract hire £268.43 per month Initial rental: £1610.58

 

Don’t forget to do your homework before you pick your next car!!!!!!!!

The comments above do not necessarily reflect Rivervale's views unless clearly stated.

Car related news
16 September 2015
Written by Natalie Faughy
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