What we are looking for

  • To win in this class, a car needs to be an all-round performer that appeals to a broad spectrum of buyers. We’re looking for excellent practicality (meaning space for the family and all their gear), high quality throughout and low running costs.
  • But just because a family car has to be practical, that doesn’t mean it can’t be fun. It should be good to drive, powerful enough to eat up motorway miles, comfortable enough for all passengers and well equipped, including modern safety kit.
  • Ownership costs need to be sensible, too, with a low CO2 output to minimise company car tax for business users and good fuel economy for private buyers.