A car that is the perfect fit for your family is an important choice for you to make. You need to be able to transport everyone around comfortably and efficiently, and ideally have enough room in the boot to move anything you’ll need for your plans. From weekend shopping trips to yearly holidays, your car will be the glue that holds everything together.
Autoexpress.co.uk have ranked the top 10 best family cars available on the market today. Read on as we discuss their list.
1. Dacia Jogger
The number one car on the list was the Dacia Jogger. With 7 seats, the Dacia Jogger boasts plenty of room for both adults and children alike. The Jogger also includes a large boot space of 1807 litres, a low price-point at less than £17,000 and DAB radio with Bluetooth connectivity, making it a deserving winner of the Family Car of the Year award.
2. Skoda Octavia
The second vehicle on the list goes to a familiar favourite in the form of the Skoda Octavia. The car comes in a range of efficient petrol and diesel engines for you to choose from. The Octavia benefits from premium feel interiors and a clean, stylish exterior design. The car is also spacious and practical, making it a strong selection.
The MG4 displays a fully electric powertrain in a spacious, high-tech vehicle. The MG4 has a battery range of an impressive 200 miles and comes in at a price point of £26k – making it one of the cheapest electric cars on the market today. The car also comes with a seven-year warranty, making it a perfect choice of family vehicle.
4. Cupra Born
The Cupra Born is Cupra’s first EV, and it comes in the form of a hot hatch. Sharing striking similarities to its sister car, the Volkswagen ID 3, the Cupra features design elements that make it the better choice out of the two. The vehicle has enough room for all its five passengers and a roomy 385-litre boot space that is adequate for weekend fun and shopping trips.
5. Hyundai Tucson
The Hyundai Tucson has beneficial premium features such as a high-quality build, 620-litre boot space and forward collision-avoidance assist. Standing above the crowd in the highly saturated mid-size SUV market, the Tucson has more than enough room for all its passengers in the front and back of the car. With smartphone connectivity and parking sensors as standard, the Hyundai is the perfect choice of car for a family looking for a reasonably priced, premium feeling vehicle.
6. Kia Niro EV
A new addition to the market, the Kia Niro EV offers a vehicle that is smooth to drive and harbours a high-level of practicality. The vehicle currently only comes with one battery option, but this offers a range of 285 miles. As far as electric vehicles go, the Niro EV is a simple, spacious and ideal family car that can be charged quickly, ready for day-to-day life.
7. Toyota Corolla
The Corolla is a hybrid that offers great efficiency in the form of the 1.8-litre petrol model, as it has a quoted fuel efficiency of 50mpg – making it great for long distance travel. The boot space is slightly smaller than other vehicles on this list, however it is still a great contender for a family car if cargo space isn’t the main factor for your weekly family activities.
8. Citroen C5 X
The Citroen C5 X takes many different external design elements from the likes of SUVs, saloons and estate cars, making it a perfect blend of all the things that make a great family car. The petrol version of the car boasts 545-litres of boot space, and the SUV influences on the design of the vehicle means the Citroen has plenty of room for passengers in both the front and back of the car.
9. MG ZS EV
As the second MG vehicle making the list, the MG ZS EV is an affordable and practical choice of family car. With an impressive range of 273 miles from a single charge and claimed rapid-charge time of 0-80% in just over an hour, the MG leaves little to be desired. The vehicle is designed in a large SUV style, meaning that five people can comfortably fit in the car – along with 470-litres of boot space making it perfect for various family activities.
10. Vauxhall Astra
The Vauxhall Astra has been a familiar car that has graced British roads for many years and with good reason. While larger SUV vehicles have seen a rise in popularity for family cars recently, there is no reason why a hatchback shouldn’t cross your mind. The new Astra features a much sharper and sleeker exterior design than its predecessors, making it an attractive choice of vehicle.
There are many factors that can lead to your decision about family cars. Number of seats, boot capacity and interior features such as parking sensors and phone connectivity are all elements that can be dealbreakers when it comes to selecting your perfect family car. It is important to take into account just what you will be using your vehicle for and use this information to research different makes and models.