The most reliable used family cars

Family cars need to be dependable; after all, who wants a car that breaks down with children aboard? So, here we reveal the most reliable family hatchbacks aged between four and 10 years old...

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If you're looking to buy a used family car, you naturally want it to be as reliable as possible. So, to help you with your search, we've used data from our What Car? Reliability Survey, which is conducted in association with MotorEasy, to make a list of the most dependable models.

So, how does the survey work? Well, every year we ask owners to tell us about any issues they've had with their cars over the previous two years. And, if there have been any problems, we then ask how long their car was off the road and how much it cost to repair. Using all of that information, we then give each model a unique reliability score.

So, to find out more and to see the 20 most reliable models in the used family car category, click through this slideshow.