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.
Our Family Cars
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!