What features to look for in a family car
Outside of the Euro NCAP rating and the features that help to avoid accidents, it is worth checking other features that can keep your family safe in non-traffic situations.
It is important a car to have rear view cameras. Rear view cameras and front and rear park assist systems are must-have features to ensure visibility.
Also another important feature to look into is auto reverse on all power windows and doors. Cars have locks that can prevent a child from operating a power window, but children may put their hands out while the driver is putting the window up. Auto reverse stops and retracts the window, lessening the possible injury.
For automatic cars, it is important to look for cars with a transmission shift interlock. That mechanism makes it impossible to put a car into gear without having a foot on the brake, something that’s tough for small kids to do.
Also it is worth to consider cars with a rear-seat seat belt reminder that chimes when rear passengers aren’t buckled in. Squirmy kids can undo their seat belts, and without a reminder chime or indicator light, a parent would never know.