Top 3 Family Cars to Consider for 2024

Ready to find a new set of wheels for you and your loved ones?

Finding the right family car can feel a bit like looking for a needle in a haystack, but luckily, we’ve made the process quite simple. Once you know your priorities and the space your family needs, the last step is choosing a make and model of car that helps you feel confident on the roads.

Whether you’re a family of four or just two and the dog, we’ve listed three of the most versatile, attractive and great value family cars to choose in 2024.

Our 3 favourite all-rounder family cars for 2024

  1. Skoda Octavia

Known for its durability and sound engineering, the Octavia is a comfortable and reliable family car. Available in saloon and estate body shape, it’s easy to choose an Octavia model that suits your family’s needs.

With plenty of boot space and roomy rear seating areas, its practicality puts this car at the top of our list. If you live in a hilly area, you’d struggle to find a car that balances performance with wintry conditions than the four-wheel drive Octavia vRS.

You’ll find plenty of dealerships with Skoda cars in immaculate condition – so you can drive away on the same day. Just bear in mind that before you drive home, you will need car insurance to keep yourself and your family safe from the very first journey.

  1. Ford Focus

The Ford Focus has earned an unwavering reputation for being one of the most practical and dependable family hatchbacks on the market. It’s also generally priced towards the lower end of average for a car of this size and capability, perfect for cost-effective motoring.

You’ll easily get a full grocery shop or folded pushchair in the boot, but it’s compact enough to be easily manoeuvrable through towns and narrow city streets.

It comes either as a hatchback or an estate, with the latter boasting a huge 575-litre boot that’s perfect for adventures with four-legged friends. Conventional engines make the Focus lineup easy and cheap to maintain. Plus, if you choose a diesel engine, you’ll fetch impressive fuel economy from this car too. What’s not to like?

  1. Audi A3

The Audi A3 has been praised by leading motor critics for decades, most recently by TopGear for its breadth of abilities. This versatile workhorse of a family car might not sit on the budget end but packs a punch when it comes to performance, dynamics, and overall value.

Stylish exteriors reflect the quality of the plush, premium trims inside the car too. The A3 delivers uncompromised, sensible motoring with a smooth and satisfying drive feel.

It’s front-wheel drive, offering superior traction in wet weather – making it safer than many BMW rivals and an ideal all-year companion for British families. There are plenty of engines and trims to choose from, so it’s easy to personalise too.


Skoda, Ford and Audi: three distinct brands offering cars that make a natural choice for no-nonsense family driving. No matter which one you choose, just make sure that you’re up to date with insurance, road tax and safety features before you hit the road with the little ones in tow.


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