The 2021 Haval H6 Lux is a great looking five-seater family SUV. It's affordably priced at $32,990 driveway for the Premium lowest spec model up to $39,990 for the top-spec Vanta model. A lot of families have been in touch keen to know how practical it could be for their family so let's dive straight in!
Having been previously VERY impressed with its big sister the Haval H9 seven-seat SUV and its little sibling the Haval H2 (not replaced by the Jolion) it's time to find out how the middle one is fit for family life! Let's find out how we got on…
The 2021 Haval H6 is a very practical family SUV. I was happy to find it will hold three Infasecure child seats in the back and I tried a few combinations including the Infasecure Versatile folding Booster, the Roamer II and the Infasecure Optima.
I could also fit three forward-facing or rear-facing Infasecure Attain More child seats across the back row. The Haval H6 is a good option for taller families as legroom is really good, we could fit a 184cm driver in front of a rear-facing Infasecure Attain More and an even taller person on the passenger side of the car. To learn more about the child seats used in this review, click on the link here.
There are aircon vents in the back of the Haval H6 to keep those rear passengers cool and USB sockets there too so they can plug in their devices while travelling along. Storage throughout the Haval H6 is mostly practical too. In the back the map pockets are a great size to hold and conceal an iPad so kids can leave them behind in the car.
I was disappointed the rear door bins will only hold a 600ml bottle not a refillable drinks bottle.
In the front things are much better, the central console has a lower shelf so you can pop your hat, shoes or handbag on there. There is a phone charging tray, a sunglasses case in the ceiling and a practical sized glove box and central console box. The door bins will hold a refillable water bottle in the front.
The boot of the Haval H6 is a great size for family life too. It will hold thirteen shopping bags when empty. This is one more than the MG HS which will hold twelve. The Hyundai Tucson will hold fourteen, the Toyota RAV4 will hold fifteen and the Kia Sportage sixteen shopping bags.
A twin pram will fit easily in the boot of the Haval H6 with room for plenty of shopping bags too.
Or you can fit your medium to large size family dog.
When it comes to driving the Haval H6 the gear changes are clumsy and it is a bit lumbering too, which doesn't make for a very smooth drive for you or your passengers. The turning circle is good, which makes parking in tight school and supermarket car parks okay.
The media system has a slight delay in the Haval H6 and which made it a little frustrating to use when changing the climate control settings. I also didn't find the system the easiest to navigate.
It does have Apple CarPlay and Android Auto which is great for using your phone features and apps while driving.
In contrast, the rearview camera has excellent quality, the image is lovely and clear.
It has a 360-degree 3D camera which makes parking and manouvering nice and simple.
There is also a great seatbelt removal visual in the driver display screen.
The Haval H6 is a very affordable and family-friendly five-seater family SUV. It ticks all the boxes for family practicality by fitting three child seats and a twin pram easily but I feel the drive could be improved. It has seven airbags as standard but is yet to be given an ANCAP crash test rating.