Ford Podium Rating
Go Back

Best Cars for Summer Staycations

Staycations are becoming more and more popular, particularly among those with young families or pets. Staying in the UK can often be less costly, less stressful and allow you to explore more. There are a huge range of places to visit in the UK, from heritage sites to castles and National Parks, so often, owning the right car can pay dividends, allowing you to see more of the country we all call home.

Benefits of a staycation

Travelling abroad often comes with a host of worries, including renewing passports, ensuring pets are cared for, exchanging money, buying essential items and travel logistics. If you young children or pets, a staycation can often be a much less stressful way to travel, by not being tied to public transport or certain accomodation.

Depending on your circumstances, you want to invest in a car that can meet all of your needs, especially if you will be travelling around during your staycation.

Ford Kuga

If you are a family with small children or will be taking pets away with you, you will likely want to look at a compact SUV such as the Ford Kuga. The Kuga is spacious as well as economical, so your passengers will travel in comfort on those long journeys and the fuel efficiency eases the strain on your wallet.

The Kuga is also available in the Vignale trim, which offers additional comfort and style for those who want something a little extra.

Available as a Plug-in Hybrid, the Ford Kuga helps you to be even more efficient and reduce your impact on the environment. It allows you to make short trips with zero emissions and power purely from the electric charge. Anything over the electric range will utilise the petrol reserves, meaning you are never restricted as to how far you can travel.

The flexible seating allows you to configure your own layout to suit your requirements. You may not need to utilise all five seats, meaning you have more space for luggage.

Ford Galaxy

For those needing additional seating space, the Ford Galaxy offers seating for up to seven adults. The modular seating at the rear means you can bag yourself much more boot space if you don’t need to utilise all seven seats. This boot space can accommodate recreational equipment such as boot bags, hiking gear and suitcases. Having this boot space means your passengers are not constricted when travelling with luggage or other bulky items.

The Ford Galaxy also has a 5 star Euro NCAP safety rating, offering complete peace of mind, especially when travelling with small children. There are also a host of technology features included as standard, from an 8” touchscreen to 10.1” cluster display. The KeyFree feature really comes into its own when battling with shopping or pushchairs.

Ford Tourneo Custom

The Ford Tourneo Custom is a much more spacious model, comfortably seating up to nice adults and the option to personalise the layout to best suit your requirements. Seats can be folded, reclined or taken out completely so if you are travelling with large or awkwardly sized items, you can configure the seating accordingly to accomodate these.

If you’re interested in a new car that can be the perfect companion on a staycation, speak to our friendly team about the Ford range today.