Best family cars 2021

What makes a good family hatchback and which models should you be considering? Here we count down the top 10 – and reveal the one to avoid...

Best family cars
Best family cars

Many people who previously would have chosen a traditional 'family car' are now buying SUVs and MPVs instead. However, that doesn’t mean the family hatchback market is dead; it still accounts for a huge number of sales and is very competitive, so there are some great buys out there.

But what makes a good family hatchback? Well, it has to be practical, cheap to run, enjoyable to drive and well equipped; in other words, it needs to be good at pretty much everything.

Here we count down the top 10 – and reveal the model that's best to steer clear of. And remember, if you decide any of the cars on our list are right for your needs, you could potentially save thousands without the hassle of haggling by using our New Car Buying service.