We took the Hyundai Tucson out for a spin this weekend to check out its family friendly credentials. A 1.7 litre, 16 SE Nav CRDi engine, this compact SUV is a very spacious option for a family. There’s plenty of room in the back seat for 3 adults to sit comfortably, so you’ll have no worries fitting two children’s seats in the back of this car.

The car is pretty nifty on its feet – with a six speed gear box it takes 13.2 seconds to get to 62mph. The Tucson is easy to drive, and while it benefits from being a safe and sturdy SUV, you won’t feel as though you’re driving around a bulky vehicle, especially with the parking assist, blind spot assist and break assist technologies, making manoeuvring the Tucson easy as pie.

The cabin is also pretty spacious, comfortable and uncluttered. The Tucson benefits from cutting edge technology, with infotainment system and sat nav. You’ll enjoy the dual zone climate control and heated and ventilated seats, making long journeys super comfortable. There’s even a cooled glovebox! I love that there are three interior colours to choose from, beige, red wine or the traditional black.

The boot has a large square opening with a low loading lip, so you can easily transport your prams and strollers. You can fold the seats down to create even more space.

From an aesthetics point of view, The Tuscon is a stunning looking car, with the Hyundai signature hexagonal front grille. Priced in the middle of the Nissan and the Renault, the Tucson would make a great addition to a small family. The Tucson has yet to receive its Euro NCAP rating.