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Family Cars for Kiwis

How’s the family? Growing and getting bigger by the day? We thought so. Meeting the needs and demands of growing families is an ever-growing challenge for car manufacturers. Luckily for us, car manufacturers appear to be more than up for the challenge, and the choice of family vehicles currently in market are stronger than ever.

Buying a family car in 2022 means you no longer have to compromise on aesthetic, performance, or style. In recent years, family cars have transitioned from fuddy duddy to fun, with street style, sound systems and luxury interiors aplenty. Pile the family in to a car you enjoy, with the peace of mind that your safety requirements are also catered for.

If a family car is on the shopping list for 2022, we have compiled our favourite family car options for you to explore. The team at Blue Sky Finance can help get you on the road with our car and vehicle loans. Typically, we can get your dream car finance approved in two hours, getting you and the family on the move in no time at all.

Toyota Highlander

Available in both petrol and petrol hybrid models, the Toyota Highlander is built with busy families in mind. Every model can carry 7 people, every model can tow and every model is kitted out with the complete Toyota Safety Sense active safety suite. This safety kit comprises pre-collision avoidance, lane tracing assist, all-speeds adaptive cruise control, automatic high beam, as well as all-wheel drive. The Toyota Highlander is on the larger size, but if your family is growing and you want it to see them through high school, this really is a stand out option.

Mitsubishi Outlander

This family car is a firm favourite in New Zealand. It’s a family vehicle that manages to look like a car, not a school bus. Sporty elements make it feel like it’s not a family car, but there is plenty of room to fit the whole brood in. The 2022 styling is futuristic by design, making it look bigger on the road. The luxurious interior is very much designed to keep the whole family relaxed on long journeys, and the latest addition of 10 speakers plus a sub-woofer could even make long trips fun for everyone involved—or maybe not, it depends who’s in charge of the playlist.


If looking after your family AND the planet is on the priority list, then the MG HS plug-in hybrid should be a serious contender. This model boasts impressive performance, twinned with low environmental impact. Its 63km range, powered by a liquid-cooled Lithium-ion battery, will see you whizzing around the school run, or to the shops with no problems. The fact that it’s a hybrid means you can have complete confidence on longer journeys too. The money you’ll save at the petrol pump is the cherry on top of an already great cake.


For the financing of any vehicle, give our team a call on 0800 258 375 or apply online here. We don’t just finance family cars… or just cars for that matter. Whether it’s that boat you’ve always dreamed of, or an e-bike to keep up with the grandkids. We can get you on the move quickly.