Best and worst family cars 2019
What makes a good family car and which models should you be considering? We count down the best new family cars on sale – and reveal the ones to avoid...
The Skoda Octavia is simply one of the best family cars available, offering a practical and spacious interior, low running costs and generous standard kit.
We'd team the 1.4-litre petrol engine with SE trim, which gets you rear parking sensors, a front centre armrest and climate and cruise controls. It's big enough inside for your family and all their stuff, and it's also good to drive.
Pick of the range: 1.4 TSI 150 SE
And the family cars to avoid...
The DS 4 may have been designed to take on prestige models such as the Audi A3 and BMW 1 Series, but it lacks their quality feel and its suspension is far too stiff and unforgiving.
The Infiniti Q30 is more appealing than the 4 thanks to its comfortable ride, practical boot and decent interior quality, but its engines and interior space disappoint.
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