The best family car deals
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The best family car deals
If you're in the market for a new car, then naturally you want to get the best price possible. And the good news is that by buying through What Car?, you're guaranteed a great deal.
Many people are still understandably nervous about the prospect of going into a showroom and haggling with a salesman, though, which is why we've launched What Car? New Car Buying, a free service that lets you browse through discounted new car deals online.
Today, we've rounded up the best deals on family cars. Family cars arguably have the toughest brief of all: they have to be good at pretty much everything. They’re used as the daily drive, on the school run or work commute (often both), and have to be able to cope with a family’s clutter on weekends and holidays.
These deals are all based on our Target Price – What Car?'s way of making sure you don't pay over the odds. It's set by our team of mystery shoppers, and represents a fair price for your car. You could save even more, however, by going through our New Car Buying service.
Simply click on the relevant deal to find out more about it, or call us on 03302 216207 and we will be happy to help.
Alfa Romeo Giulietta
There may be better all-rounders, but few family hatchbacks look as good as the Giulietta, and it's well priced and equipped.
What Car? deal: Save £1302 on a 2.0 JTDM-2 175 Super TCT – Target Price £24,403
Avoid the optional sports suspension, and the latest A3 strikes an excellent balance between comfort and control. It's also available with a range of strong and efficient engines, and whichever A3 you go for, you'll be getting one of the best interiors in any family hatchback.
What Car? deal: Save £1881 on a 35 TFSI S line – Target Price £26,864
BMW 1 Series
Unlike rival family cars, the 1 Series sends its power to the rear wheels rather than the fronts, but that makes it entertaining to drive, and ride comfort is also good. There's plenty of space for four inside.
What Car? deal: Save £2364 on a 118d SE [Nav/Servotronic] Step Auto – Target Price £24,901
Citroën C4 Cactus
The original C4 Cactus was a game-changing small SUV which sold in big numbers, but for this second-generation car those chunky looks have been toned down. It still impresses, though, thanks to its comfortable ride and low running costs.
What Car? deal: Save £2671 on a 1.2 PureTech  Flair – Target Price £18,799
The smallest car from Citroën's luxury brand, DS, is pleasing to look at, and comes with a strong range of engines and a classy interior.
What Car? deal: Save £3272 on a 1.2 PureTech Performance Line EAT6 – Target Price £18,103
The latest Focus stands out as the best family hatchback to drive, offering a supple ride and sweet, accurate steering. It's roomy inside, too.
What Car? deal: Save £2009 on a 1.0 EcoBoost 125 Titanium X auto – Target Price £22,596
Hyundai's Ford Focus rival is worth considering if you value ease of ownership and low running costs, plus Premium SE models come with everything you're likely to need.
What Car? deal: Save £1377 on a 1.0T GDI Blue Drive SE – Target Price £17,793
The Octavia is one of the best family hatchbacks you can buy, which is why it earned our maximum five-star rating. There are more stylish options, but if your priorities are a comfortable ride, loads of space and generous standard equipment for a very affordable price, then little gets close.
What Car? deal: Save £1815 on a 1.5 TSI SE Hatchback DSG – Target Price £20,375
What Car? deal: Save £1523 on a 1.4T 16V 150 Design auto– Target Price £19,052
Ask 10 people to name a family car and chances are most of them will mention the Volkswagen Golf. It's consistently among the most popular new cars sold in the UK, and with good reason: with such a wide range of engines and versions on offer – from frugal petrols through to diesels and even electric versions – there's a model to suit everyone. It's also brilliant to drive and competitively priced.
What Car? deal: Save £21,337 on a 1.6 TDI Match– Target Price £1964
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Before you buy, visit What Car?’s new car deals section.
We have discounted deals on most new cars on sale, so you're never far away from finding a new car deal in your area.
It's all based on Target Price, which is the price we think you should pay based on research by our team of mystery shoppers, and the best discounts they can achieve.
If you’re still not sure then our deals team can help; call them on 03302 216207 – lines are open from 8am until 10pm seven days a week.