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There is a presence about the exterior design of the 2023 Haval H6 GT which makes this five-seater family SUV get a lot of second looks! It's affordably priced at $40,990 drive-away for the lowest-spec Lux model, up to $46,990 for the top-spec Ultra AWD GT model. Let's find out how good it is as a BabyDrive…

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BabyDrive Verdict

Having been previously VERY impressed with the more conventionally SUV-shaped H6  and its little sibling the Haval Jolion it's time to find out how the sportier-looking H6 GT fits into family life! Let's find out how we got on…

Jumping straight into the rear seats of the new Haval H6 GT, they feel spacious and the seats are nice and wide. This GT model has ISOFix points in the two outer seats, they are within plastic guides and nice and easy to connect to, and top tether anchorages for all three rear seats in the back of the seatbacks that are easily accessible through the boot.

2023 Haval H6 GT top tether child seat anchorages in the second row

I was happy to find it will easily hold three Infasecure child seats across the rear row; I installed the Infasecure Attain More, Aspire More and Achieve More. You could fit three forward or rear-facing Infasecure Attain or Achieve More child seats across if you need to in the Haval H6 GT.

2023 Haval H6 GT with three child seats installed in the second row

The legroom in the non-GT Haval H6 Lux I previously tested was really good and we could fit a 184cm driver in front of a rear-facing Infasecure Attain More child seat. It feels like in this Haval H6 GT model there is less legroom and we could only fit a 180cm driver in front of a rear-facing Infasecure Attain More child seat. With only two child seats installed in the rear seats, there is room for me to sit between them. To learn more about the child seats used in this review, click on the link here.

2023 Haval H6 GT space between two child seats installed in the second row

There are aircon vents in the back of the Haval H6 GT which keep our rear passengers cool while we're driving along and two USB sockets so they can charge devices while travelling along.

When it comes to storage in the back of the Haval H6 GT the map pockets are a practical size and hold and conceal an iPad.

I was disappointed the rear door bins will only hold a 600ml bottle and not a refillable drinks bottle.

However, there are two cup holders in a fold down in the central seat armrest that hold a reusable or disposable coffee cup.

In the front things are more practical, the door bins are bigger holding a reusable drinks bottle and a wallet and iPad will fit easily.

The bridge central console gives you somewhere for your handbag and there are charging sockets there also, on top there is a phone charging tray too.

There is a sunglasses case in the ceiling and a practical-sized glove box and central console box in the Haval H6 GT.

Two cup holders in the central console comfortably hold a reusable or disposable coffee cup.

The boot of the Haval H6 GT is a great size for family life holding 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.

2023 Haval H6 GT boot space for shopping with two rows of seats in use

A twin pram will fit easily in the boot of the Haval H6 GT with room for five shopping bags too.

2023 Haval H6 GT boot space for twin side by side stroller pram and shopping with two rows of seats in use

Or you can fit your medium to large size family dog in the boot and there is plenty of room for an energy nappy change.

2023 Haval H6 GT boot space for dogs with two rows of seats in use

When it comes to driving the Haval H6 GT the acceleration can feel slow at the start and then it speeds up and takes off and the engine can be a little bit growly too. The turning circle is good, which makes parking in tight school and supermarket car parks okay.

The visibility is good in the Haval H6 GT using the windows and mirrors, and the cameras are excellent quality.

The media system is simple and modern in the Haval H6 GT. One negative is you have to control the aircon through the media screen, which can be tricky while you are driving.

There is Apple CarPlay and Android Auto in the new Haval H6 GT which is great for connecting your phone and accessing your podcasts and music while driving as well as your navigation and messaging apps.

There is also a great seatbelt removal visual in the driver display screen. The Haval H6 GT is an affordable and practical five-seater SUV that looks great! It ticks a lot of boxes for family practicality by fitting three child seats comfortably and a twin pram easily in the boot. The drive is improved from the non-GT model Haval H6 I previously tested. It has seven airbags as standard and has been given a five-star ANCAP crash test rating.

 

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Tace Clifford
About Tace Clifford
Tace Clifford founded BabyDrive in 2017 after discovering a huge information gap in mainstream car reviews that left new parents and expanding families in the dark when it came to one of the biggest purchasing decisions of their lives.

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