A family has perhaps the largest effect on the car you choose and the way you drive - a good family car must be capable of carrying at least three people, plus luggage, on journeys that might be anything from a supermarket run to a driving holiday. You'll need to consider the size of the boot (especially for prams) and ensure that the back seats are accessible so that you can reach your child easily. Young children will need safety seats and your new family car will have to fit them correctly - on new cars, this is no problem, but you'll need to check used cars for compliance.
Below are details on our family car range, we look at cars of several sizes, including our best small family cars. However, Citroën MPVs make excellent large family cars - if you have more than three children or need to carry a large amount of luggage, check out our people carriers section as well!
Previously 4x4 and MPV Driver Magazine’s MPV of the Year, Berlingo Multispace has lost none of its effectiveness as a family vehicle. Ultimately adaptable with five independently removable rear seats, it carries like a van and drives with the comfort and refinement you have come to expect from a Citroën.
C3 Picasso was named ‘Best Family Car’ in recent years by the Daily Express’ Motoring team, and it remains a high point of the family car market. Two safety seat points, six airbags and an innovative braking system make for an ultra-safe ride.
Fresh, inspiring and unique. Citroën C4 Cactus is compact but spacious with 358 litres of boot space, Start & Stop technology, CO2 emission as low as 82g/km and Airbump®, a world exclusive. C4 Cactus is shaped by innovations that are designed to meet your family car requirements and minimise running costs.
The seven-seater Grand C4 Picasso builds on the strengths of its five-seat sibling, boasting best-in-class interior. Reconfigurable internal space can produce up to a 700-litre boot when row two seats are in their forward position, to hold everything you might want to move. Our new technical platform has allowed huge cuts in weight and gains in economy; the Grand C4 Picasso engine option achieves up to 74.3 mpg, unrivalled among MPVs.