Family car reviews

Looking for a new family car? You’ve come to the right place - we have thousands of family car reviews to help you decide which model will suit you and your children best. 

Whether you’re looking to buy a family estate car, or want a family car for cheap car tax, read through our extensive reviews to find your favourite. 

Our family car reviews look at how much space you’ll get in your car, whether the boot can carry all the stuff your little ones come with, and how many car seats you can fit in the back. 

Browse through our reviews of seven-seater family cars, family saloon cars, and fast family cars that you can still enjoy driving even when they’re full of pushchairs and shopping bags. 

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  • Volkswagen Taigo SUV (2022 onwards) Review

    Stylish Coupe-SUV take on the T-Cross looks promising

    Parkers rating:not rated yet
    New price: £0 - £0

    PROS

    • Excellent engines shared with T-Cross
    • Wide model range promised
    • Standard digital cockpit across the range

    CONS

    • Sloping roof means less practicality
    • It won't go on sale until 2022
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  • DS 4 Hatchback (2021 onwards) Review

    France's alternative to the Audi A3 looks the business

    Parkers rating: 4 out of 5 4.0
    New price: £0 - £0

    PROS

    • Petrol, diesel and plug-in hybrid from launch
    • Plush and well-designed interior
    • Three bodystyles to choose from

    CONS

    • It won't be cheap in cash terms or on finance
    • You'll wait until 2024 for the electric version
    • A lack of brand kudos and visibility
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  • Vauxhall Astra Hatchback (2021 onwards) Review

    All-new Astra gets plug-in hybrid and is bristling with tech

    Parkers rating:not rated yet
    New price: £0 - £0

    PROS

    • Powered by excellent Peugeot engines
    • Interior quality looks very impressive
    • Plug-in versions available from launch

    CONS

    • Electric version won't be here until 2023
    • Just one diesel power unit available
    • Not the roomiest car in its class
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  • Peugeot 308 Hatchback (2021 onwards) Review

    Smooth new 308 challenges the class-leading hatchbacks

    Parkers rating: 4 out of 5 4.0
    New price: £21,585 - £38,745

    PROS

    • Smooth and punchy hybrid engines
    • Keen handling and excellent steering
    • Upscale interior is comfortable and well-trimmed

    CONS

    • Limited model range from launch
    • Prices have risen over outgoing model
    • Electric model not coming until 2023
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  • Mazda 3 Saloon (2019 onwards) Review

    Four-door comes with all the best bits of the 3 hatch

    Parkers rating: 4.2 out of 5 4.2
    New price: £24,955 - £30,595

    PROS

    • More space than regular 3 hatch
    • Lovely, high-quality interior
    • Handles just like the hatch, too

    CONS

    • Just one engine available
    • Smaller tailgate opening
    • Fidgety ride on bigger wheels
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  • Mercedes-Benz A-Class Saloon (2019 onwards) Review

    The perfect premium saloon for those who feel a C-Class is too big

    Parkers rating: 4.2 out of 5 4.2
    New price: £26,195 - £45,995

    PROS

    • A-Class cabin design and voice control are highlights
    • Petrol and diesel engines are refined and efficient
    • Premium styling in a compact package

    CONS

    • Adds to a confusing line-up of small Mercedes-Benzes
    • If you want roomy and practical, look elsewhere
    • Some interior quality issues
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  • Citroën C4 Cactus Hatchback (2018 - 2020) Review

    Comfortable and easy to live with, but too flawed for most drivers

    Parkers rating: 3.9 out of 5 3.9
    Used price: £8,756 - £20,496

    PROS

    • Light, efficient and distinctively styled
    • Useful levels of practicality
    • More comfortable than old Cactus
    • Good value for money

    CONS

    • It's lost some of its character
    • Handling takes some getting used to
    • Over-reliance on touchscreen
    • Lacks rugged build quality of some rivals
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  • Mercedes-Benz A-Class Hatchback (2018 onwards) Review

    Tech-filled premium hatchback can challenge the best

    Parkers rating: 3.9 out of 5 3.9
    New price: £24,100 - £45,400

    PROS

    • Striking interior design
    • Impressive petrol economy
    • Refined and punchy diesel engines
    • High-tech features

    CONS

    • Some cabin quality concerns
    • AMG Line models could ride more smoothly
    • Some practicality and visibility issues
    • Not quite as good as the BMW 1 Series
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  • Nissan Leaf Hatchback (2018 onwards) Review

    Longer range now, but starting to fall off the pace

    Parkers rating: 3.9 out of 5 3.9
    New price: £28,495 - £34,945

    PROS

    • Easy to drive, silent and refined
    • Intuitive and easy-to-use E-Pedal set-up
    • The 62kWh Leaf e+ has up to 215-mile range

    CONS

    • Strange driving position and lack of enthusiast appeal
    • Infotainment and interior feels strangely outdated
    • Not available with latest CCS charging system
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  • Mercedes-Benz V-Class Marco Polo (2017 - 2019) Review

    Mercedes has upped the ante with its glampervan

    Parkers rating: 4.3 out of 5 4.3
    New price: £49,900 - £59,240

    PROS

    • Glitziest luxury camper van yet
    • Beautifully crafted camping gear
    • Undaunting to drive day-to-day
    • Double bed very comfortable

    CONS

    • Up to five seats but only four beds
    • Much pricier than VW California
    • Sliding door on wrong side for RHD
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