Best family cars 2023

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

Best family cars
Best family cars

Family cars are still a hugely popular way to get around, despite the apparently unstoppable rise of the family SUV. And there remains a wide choice of models battling it out in this highly competitive sector of the market.

The demands of family life are a big ask for a car, of course. Practicality, safety and a good reliability rating are all essential, but it's also important to find something with low running costs and a comfortable ride on long journeys. And while you wouldn't expect a family car to be as exciting to drive as a sports car, the very best models still offer an engaging and enjoyable driving experience.

Here, then, we list our top 10 family cars – as well as the model we recommend avoiding. If anything on the list takes your fancy, you can click through to our full review to read more, or find the best prices available through our free New Car Buying service.