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Families will need different requirements when looking for their next car. Things such as the size of your family, the space you need and how often you use your car can all be contributing factors into what sort of car you buy. SUVs like the Nissan Qashqai are very popular for growing families, hatchbacks such as the Volkswagen Golf have been loved for years and these days more luxurious models such as the Mercedes A-Class are becoming more of a popular choice for families!

We’ve put together a list of the best family cars in 2019 to help you find the one that’s right for you. We’ve included a range of different types for varying budgets so you can find your next car quicker than you thought! In no particular order (as we’d hate to be biased), here are the best family cars to buy in 2019…

Volkswagen Golf

2019 volkswagen golf

The Volkswagen Golf makes the list of best family cars every year! It is well loved by UK drivers and each new generation brings something different. The Golf is a spacious and well-built family car with a range of economical engines. Its enjoyable to drive and the handling is agile, making a comfortable journey for all. It has a reasonable sized boot and handy underfloor storage area for all your family needs! On the inside, the interior is built with high quality material and has a generous list of standard equipment. Overall, it’s an ideal small family car at a reasonable price!

Mercedes A-Class

2019 mercedes a-class

If you’re looking for a family car which will make other drivers jealous of the prestigious badge, then the Mercedes A-Class could be perfect for you! It’s an upmarket family hatchback which provides good space for passengers in a beautiful interior. The latest generation is more practical than ever and comes with some impressive on-board technology. The A-Class is easy to live with and can easily handle both country roads and long motorway journeys and delivers a sound driving experience overall. The A-class is the cheapest in the Mercedes range but it doesn’t lag behind when it comes to style and luxurious interior.

Ford Focus

2019 ford focus

The Ford focus has been loved by families in the UK for years! Its seen many changes since it was first launched back in 1998 and it’s still as strong as ever. The latest version of the Focus is probably the best yet! The new model brings an exterior face lift, a more spacious passenger compartment and a bigger, more practical boot space. The Focus handles well on the school run, country road or motorway and provides an enjoyable driving experience. The focus comes in a range of efficient engines and is competitively priced. It also recently won CarWow’s Family Award for Car of the Year 2018!

Renault Megane

2019 renault megane

The latest version of the Megane was first introduced in 2016 and it has been a hit with many families in the UK since! It can sometimes be overlooked in the line up of best family cars but we think the Megane is a great choice for any growing family! The Megane has been improved in 2018 with a better infotainment system and increased space for passengers. It’s really practical, with a large boot and a lower load lip which makes packing the boot extra easy! It especially excels when on the motorway which is great for family road trips and has also been heavily praised for its safety and reliability.

Nissan Qashqai

nissan qashqai

The Qashqai really was designed with the family in mind and it has been a family favourite for a number of years. The Qashqai is a small SUV that makes a great family car. It’s a comfy, spacious and practical car which won’t break the bank and it’s also cheap to run too! It provides a good driving experience, with low noise levels and a comfortable ride for all. There are four engines available, with the 1.5 dCi diesel being the most economical.

Volvo XC40

volvo xc40 2019

The Volvo XC40 is one of the safest cars you can buy, which is perfect for the family! In the most stringent 2018 Euro NCAP crash test, it scored a full five stars! It mixes style, space and comfort with an affordable price tag. The exterior is large and has funky styling whilst the interior is smart looking and spacious. There is plenty of room in the front and the back which is great for tall adults or a growing family.

Peugeot 3008

Peugeot 3008 2019

The Peugeot 3008 is a big and bold practical family car that is one of the best crossovers on the market. The 3008 model is generally built really well, the exterior is funky and striking and the interior incorporates quality material and style. The 3008 includes lots of equipment as standard and a generous level of safety kit to protect your family. The engine range is impressive; the petrol versions deliver a smooth ride whilst doing the school run and the diesel versions are great for motorway journeys.

Audi Q5

Audi Q5 2019

The A5 is another luxury car which will benefit the full family. Its similar to the previous versions but the newest 2018 version surpasses the rest in terms of safety and comfort! Its a stylish five door coupe which is comfortable and easy to drive. The Q5 comes in a range of strong and smooth engines both diesel and petrol. If you want your family car to have a more stylish and expensive feel, the Q5 could be perfect for you. The interior looks smart and is very well built!

Citroen Grand C4 Space Tourer

citroen grand c4 space tourer

No list of the best family cars would be complete without a seven seater for bigger families! The Citroen Grand C4 Space Tourer is one of the best seven seat MVP’s and the interior has been designed for family life. When you fold down the back seats you’ve got a boot which is about the size of a Volkswagen Golf! There is an automatic version which is one of the best seven seater automatic cars on the market! Most cars that are practical aren’t stylish, but the C4 SpaceTourer brings a more luxurious feel in the range-topping Flair model.

Land Rover Discovery Sport

2019 land rover discovery sport

One of our most expensive on the list is the Discovery Sport. The Discovery Sport is competing in the premium SUV market and is highly versatile for a number of drivers. It makes a great family car as its practical, comfy and spacious! It handles well on a number of terrains and also has great off road ability for your summer roadtrips! There are also a number of handy storage solutions inside which will suit both driver and passengers. It also comes in a seven seater options for bigger families.

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