Whilst many families are turning away from traditional large cars and MPVS, opting for ever-popular SUVS, we at Motors.co.uk think it’s time the large family car made a comeback. After all, there are some truly exceptional models on the market to choose from and they come with lots of benefits for families. Typically – compared to SUVS and MPVS – large saloons, estates and hatchbacks:

  • Are more fuel efficient
  • Are cheaper to run
  • Offer a lower ride height, making it easier for kids to get in and out
  • Offer a more exciting and involved driving experience
  • Usually come kitted out with quality standard equipment
  • Often provide more than enough space in the cabin and in the boot

Useful Family Features to Look for in Large Cars

Like any family car, there are certain features you won’t want to live without that’ll make life a whole lot easier. In terms of what’s essential, it differs person to person although there are basics that most parents would agree on. You’ll want to look for:

  • A car that scores highly with Euro NCAP, taking particular note of child occupant protection
  • ISOFIX child-seat fittings
  • Air conditioning / dual climate control
  • USB ports (preferably in the rear as well) to charge electronic devices
  • Electric windows
  • A comfortable, spacious cabin (particularly in the back)

The Top 10 Best Large Family Cars

All the vehicles in this top 10 list have rear-seat ISOFIX fittings as standard and they all scored five stars out of five in Euro NCAP safety ratings, with great percentages for adult and child occupant protection. It’s always worth remembering cars reviewed in more recent years are often tested more rigorously. Read on to discover our pick of the best large family cars.