Best family cars 2023

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

Best family cars
Best family cars

Many people who previously would have chosen a traditional 'family car' are now buying SUVs 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 models that are best to steer clear of. If anything takes your fancy, just click on the relevant link to read more about it or see the latest deals available through our free New Car Buying service.