Best family cars with big boots

If you’re raising a family, it’s highly likely that your car is often bursting at the seams. Friends, toys, luggage, dogs, flat-pack furniture, bulky music instruments — they all need to fit in somehow. Finding a car that’s up to the task (and doesn’t break the budget) is essential.

Fortunately, we’ve rounded up a number of the best family cars with big boots and plenty of space for all the essentials. They include:

  1. Audi Q7
  2. Peugeot 5008
  3. BMW X7
  4. Skoda Superb Estate
  5. Kia Sorento
  6. Volkswagen Tiguan
  7. Volvo V60
  8. Peugeot 3008
  9. Honda Civic
  10. Citroen C3 Aircross

1. Audi Q7

Boot space: 865 litres

With its huge boot capacity, the Audi Q7 is great for storage, comfortably fitting seven passengers alone or five passengers and some luggage. On the road, it’s quiet and comfortable to drive and its classic design is both smart and timeless.

Best Features
  • Smart, timeless design
  • Quiet and comfortable to drive
  • Ample boot space
  • Fuel economy: 32.6mpg
  • Insurance groups: 35-48

2. Peugeot 5008

Boot space: 780 litres

A striking car both inside and out, the Peugeot 5008 is easy to drive and economical to run. It fits seven passengers on board but if you have fewer travellers and the need for storage, the third row folds to increase the boot size to 780 litres. There are also two large infotainment screens inside.

Best Features
  • Easy to drive
  • Cheap to run
  • Flexible luggage capacity
  • Fuel economy: 52-74mpg
  • Insurance groups: 11-29

3. BMW X7

Boot space: 750 litres

The BMW X7 is both striking and practical, with ample boot capacity and spacious interiors. Even with the third-row seats in use, there’s enough space for seven people and 320 litres of storage. It also boats agility and an excellent range of engines.

Best Features
  • Spacious interiors
  • Unique and striking design
  • Excellent range of engines
  • Fuel economy: 36.2mpg
  • Insurance group: 50

4. Skoda Superb Estate

Boot space: 660 litres

Available in a wide range of engines, the Skoda Superb Estate is a smart-looking car with clever storage solutions, ample passenger space and a practical infotainment system. With the rear seats folded, its boot capacity expands to an impressive 1,950 litres.

Best Features
  • Attractive car
  • Ample passenger room
  • Easy-to-use infotainment system
  • Fuel economy: 50.9mpg
  • Insurance groups: 12-32

5. Kia Sorento

Boot space: 660 litres

The Kia Sorento is a 7-seater SUV that’s comfortable to drive. The interiors are practical and spacious, with 660 litres of boot space when the third-row seats are folded down. The interiors are stylish and include a touchscreen infotainment system.

Best Features
  • Spacious design
  • Choose from seven seats or extra luggage space
  • Stylish interiors
  • Fuel economy: 33.5mpg
  • Insurance groups: 24-32

6. Volkswagen Tiguan

Boot space: 615 litres

The Volkswagen Tiguan is comfortable and practical, with flexible boot storage that includes a low-loading edge for easy loading of heavy boxes and folded prams. It’s also cheap to run, with an excellent engine range and well-equipped interiors.

Best Features
  • Comfortable to drive
  • Flexible and well-equipped interiors
  • Cheap to run
  • Fuel economy: 50mpg
  • Insurance groups: 11-30

7. Volvo V60

Boot space: 529 litres

Safe, comfortable and stylish, the Volvo V60 is a smart family car with ample space for families. The boot capacity expands to 1441 litres with the rear seats folded and there’s a lower level area for additional storage. It’s also great to drive with a choice of petrol, diesel or plug-in hybrid.

Best Features
  • Choice of petrol, diesel or hybrid
  • Comfortable to drive
  • Smart and stylish design
  • Fuel economy: 55.3mpg
  • Insurance groups: 25-42

8. Peugeot 3008

Boot space: 520 litres

With its SUV design and smart interiors, the Peugeot 3008 is a good family car with big boot capacity. In fact, this expands to 1,670 litres with the seats folded. And if you have one of Peugeot’s battery-powered e-bikes, there’s a handy docking station in the boot too.

Best Features
  • Stylish design
  • Large boot capacity
  • Well-equipped interiors
  • Fuel economy: 55.4 mpg
  • Insurance group: 13 E

9. Citroen C3 Aircross

Boot space: 410 litres

If you’re looking for small family cars with big boots, look no further than the Citroen C3 Aircross. This compact but practical SUV features all the creature comforts, as well as ample head and legroom. The boot space could be bigger, but overall it’s a comfortable and smooth drive.

Best Features
  • Comfortable, easy drive
  • Striking design
  • Easy to navigate infotainment system
  • Fuel economy: 51.5mpg
  • Insurance groups: 8-20

10. Honda Civic

Boot space: 478 litres

The Civic has long been a popular family car and it’s easy to see why. Its impressive boot space expands to 1,210 litres with the rear seats folded and there’s an option to fold the seats up like cinema seats if you’re transporting tall items. There’s also additional storage under the boot floor.

Best Features
  • Flexible storage options
  • Versatile interiors
  • Reliable design
  • Fuel economy: 46mpg
  • Insurance groups: 15-41

Now that you know more about the best family cars with big boot space, you’ll hopefully feel more informed when you shop for your next big-boot family car. Whether you’re looking for family hatchbacks, big boot estate cars or small family cars with big boots, find your next car here.