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Best Car for Families 2019 – Seat Ateca

Find out why the Seat Ateca is the 2019 winner of our Best Car for Families award.

Words by: First published: 9th May 2019
No family is the same as another, and that’s why the search for ‘the ideal family car’ covers an extremely wide range of different vehicles. And the winner of our 2019 Best Car for Families award is the awards, this category was decided by feedback collated from a survey of more than 60,000 car owners, all of whom rated their car in 16 key areas. That means an Auto Trader New Car Award is a real stamp of approval from people that live with the car day-in, day-out, and it makes each winner a true consumer champion.

Why the Ateca? Well, it was ranked number one by owners in a variety of areas, including space, features and accessories, and the safety systems included. It also finished in the top three for how safe it feels on the road, and how easy it is to park.

Here are just a few of the comments owners made about the Ateca…
  • “Large boot, decent interior space, plenty of storage points, and parking sensors make it easy to park, too. It’s a great car for carrying the family, even around town.”
  • “Easy to drive and park, light steering and easy to control. Also very comfortable, especially on long journeys.”
  • “I love everything about it! It ticks every single box I’d set out as purchase criteria: the Seat Ateca is the perfect vehicle for my family.”
  • “Very roomy inside, great boot space, lovely design, very comfortable.”

Commenting on the Ateca’s victory in this category, Auto Trader’s road test editor, Ivan Aistrop, said: “Family life is demanding, so you need your family car to help make life a little easier every step of the way. That’s why the Ateca is such a great family car; because it’s a fabulous all-rounder. It’s roomy and practical enough to cope with the needs of most families, and it has lots of luxury kit to keep your brood comfortable and entertained, as well as lots of safety kit to help keep them safe. It’s also fun-yet-comfortable to drive and affordable to buy and run. Perfect family transport.”

The Ateca has also impressed our team of experts, and you can find out why in our Expert Review.

Having said that, the Ateca didn’t quite make our experts’ list of the Best Family Cars on offer. Give it a look to find out what did. Could any of these challenge the Ateca in 2020?

The same question could be asked about the Ford Focus or Skoda Kodiaq, which came in second and third places, respectively.

If you’re looking for your next family car, you can find or configure your brand new Seat Ateca on Auto Trader right now.

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