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Audi A3

Audi A3

The Audi A3 is an outstanding car in almost every respect, and the Sportback version is a terrific choice as family transport.

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Our top ten family cars

NameStarting fromTarget priceWhat Car? rating

Audi A3 Hatchback

ยฃ20,365ยฃ18,195 Rated 5 out of 5
Audi A3

Seat Leon Hatchback

ยฃ17,455ยฃ14,765 Rated 4 out of 5
Seat Leon

Vauxhall Astra

ยฃ16,535ยฃ15,442 Rated 4 out of 5
Vauxhall Astra

Hyundai Hyundai Ioniq

ยฃtbcยฃtbc Rated 4 out of 5
Hyundai IONIQ

Toyota Prius

ยฃ24,125ยฃ21,910 Rated 4 out of 5
Toyota Prius

BMW 1 Series

ยฃ21,420ยฃ19,782 Rated 4 out of 5
BMW 1 Series

BMW i3

ยฃ33,070ยฃ26,370 Rated 4 out of 5
BMW i3

Nissan Pulsar

ยฃ16,155ยฃ13,995 Rated 4 out of 5
Nissan Pulsar

Mazda 3

ยฃ17,995ยฃ17,062 Rated 3 out of 5
Mazda 3

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NameStarting fromTarget priceWhat Car? rating

Volkswagen Golf

ยฃ17,710ยฃ16,280 Rated 5 out of 5
Volkswagen Golf

Mercedes-Benz A Class

ยฃ20,615ยฃ23,348 Rated 2 out of 5
Mercedes-Benz A Class

Kia Ceed

ยฃtbcยฃ20,924 Rated 3 out of 5
Kia Ceed

Honda Civic

ยฃ18,420ยฃ17,762 Rated 4 out of 5
Honda Civic

Skoda Octavia

ยฃ17,140ยฃ16,128 Rated 5 out of 5
Skoda Octavia

Ford Focus

ยฃ19,580ยฃ15,130 Rated 3 out of 5
Ford Focus

Hyundai i30

ยฃ16,940ยฃ16,145 Rated 3 out of 5
Hyundai i30

Alfa Romeo Giulietta

ยฃtbcยฃtbc Rated 2 out of 5
Alfa Romeo Giulietta

Volvo V40

ยฃ20,660ยฃ18,670 Rated 3 out of 5
Volvo V40

Toyota Auris

ยฃ16,600ยฃ15,635 Rated 3 out of 5
Toyota Auris

Citroรซn C4 Cactus

ยฃ18,965ยฃ16,249 Rated 3 out of 5
Citroรซn C4 Cactus

Renault Megane

ยฃ17,485ยฃtbc Rated 3 out of 5
Renault Megane

Volkswagen Beetle

ยฃtbcยฃtbc Rated 3 out of 5
Volkswagen Beetle

Fiat Tipo

ยฃ13,430ยฃtbc Rated 2 out of 5
Fiat Tipo

Volkswagen Golf

ยฃtbcยฃtbc Rated 4 out of 5
Volkswagen Golf

Audi A3

ยฃtbcยฃtbc Rated 4 out of 5
Audi A3

Citroรซn C4

ยฃ18,105ยฃ18,160 Rated 2 out of 5
Citroรซn C4

Peugeot 308

ยฃ17,890ยฃ14,876 Rated 3 out of 5
Peugeot 308

Infiniti Q30

ยฃ20,795ยฃ22,780 Rated 2 out of 5
Infiniti Q30

DS DS 4

ยฃ26,355ยฃ18,221 Rated 2 out of 5
DS DS 4

Mercedes-Benz B Class

ยฃ22,795ยฃtbc Rated 2 out of 5
Mercedes-Benz B Class

Volkswagen Jetta

ยฃtbcยฃtbc Rated 4 out of 5
Volkswagen JettaVolkswagen Jetta

Skoda Rapid

ยฃ15,290ยฃ16,405 Rated 3 out of 5
Skoda Rapid

Lexus CT

ยฃ22,540ยฃ22,605 Rated 2 out of 5
Lexus CTLexus CT

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How we define family cars

Family cars arguably have the toughest brief of all: they have to be good at pretty much everything. Theyโ€™re used as the daily drive, on the school run or work commute (often both), and have to be able to cope with a familyโ€™s clutter on weekends and holidays.

The Ford Focus and VW Golf are among the most popular family cars, and these models excel with their sharp handling and comfortable ride respectively. A more premium option, Audiโ€™s A3, is an even more appealing choice, thanks to its posher interior, brilliant infotainment system and rock-solid resale values. Itโ€™s not cheap, though.

The Skoda Octavia is another brilliant choice. Itโ€™s just a bit bigger than anything else in the class, so thereโ€™s lots of room for five adults inside along with a gigantic boot. Itโ€™s incredible value for money, too.