The 10 Best Family Cars You Can Buy In 2022

A family car has a lot of work to do. It has to be practical enough to fulfil your family’s needs, have enough space for the weekly shop and the weekend trips to see family, be suitable for the daily commute and be interesting enough that you don’t mind driving it each day.

That’s a lot for a single car!

The good news is the family car segment is one of the most established of all. It’s also populated with a wide range of popular models from well-known manufacturers.

Which is great news for you but requires a lot of work from us to sort out the 10 best family cars you can buy in 2022.

Here’s what we came up with.

Peugeot 3008

The Peugeot 3008 is one of the best looking family cars around right now. It’s a crossover design with the practicality of an SUV and desirability of a smart modern hatchback.

The design is awesome, the interior top class and there’s enough space for three grown up kids in the back as well as everyone’s luggage in the boot. It has some smooth engines, lots of technology and looks good too!

Citroën C4

There’s a reason you see so many Citroën C4s around. Because they look funky and deliver the practicality we need alongside a great design and kerb appeal.

The Citroën C4 comes as a petrol, diesel and electric and provides hatchback practicality with those great looks. There’s also lots of safety tech, excellent interiors, a great driving experience and competitive pricing to add to the appeal.

Ford Focus

The Ford Focus is a classic family car. A daily driver during the week, weekend shopper or something to have a little fun with when you’re not doing the school run.

The new Ford Focus design is classic modern with that wide grille and angled lights. The interior has stepped up while the range of frugal engines deliver a decent drive. There’s enough space for all the kids, shopping and more.

Volkswagen Golf

The Volkswagen Golf is at the pricier end of the market but you do get what you pay for. It’s a great hatch, that while not as spacious as the 3008, can easily fit two grown kids in the back.

The build quality is excellent, as are the available engines. The interiors are spacious and comfortable and you can tick lots of option boxes to spec up your Golf. While expensive, it’s one of those cars most people want to own at some point.

Dacia Jogger

The Dacia Jogger is something of a newcomer. We all know the Dacia Sandero, but the Jogger builds on that by giving a little more space in a more SUV-like body.

It’s a spacious vehicle that can seat 7 in comfort along with room in back for groceries or luggage. It uses a similar design to the new Sandero and delivers a great looking car for not a lot of money.


The MG5 is another relative newcomer to the family car market. It heralds the return of the iconic British brand to the scene and the MG5 is a pretty good start.

The MG5 is an EV with around 214 miles of range and can seat the entire family along with enough luggage for everyone. The interior is light, spacious, well equipped and comes with all the comforts you would expect from a top performing family car.

Kia EV6

While we’re on the subject of electric family cars, the Kia EV6 is also worth a look. It’s smaller than the MG5 but has a longer range, up to 300 miles.

It’s a brand new family car, more in hatchback guise. The ride is quite firm, but once you’re used to that, and the quiet, you’ll quickly begin to appreciate exactly what you get. It can seat four adults or 3 smaller kids in the back too!

Citroën C5-X

The Citroën C5-X is the second Citroën family car we’re featuring. This is a larger car with more of a fastback shape than hatch or SUV. It’s a good looking vehicle!

The Citroën is comfortable and has a very spacious interior and comes with a lot of technology. There are also some frugal engines, including a hybrid and a choice of some very cool colours. Plus, that shape!

Skoda Kamiq

The Skoda Kamiq is a small SUV, the smallest in the Skoda range right now, yet has space for all the family. It’s a great looking vehicle that has the same build quality as VW and the looks of Seat, for less money.

The Kamiq can seat the entire family with lots of space in the back. The interior won’t amaze, but it won’t disappoint either. It’s a great performer in the everyday user category and ideal for family duties.

Vauxhall Astra

We wouldn’t normally feature Vauxhall in ‘best of’ lists but the Vauxhall Astra may be the exception. The new design gives us much more than before and looks good while doing it.

The new Astra is designed to take on the Focus and the Golf at all levels and is based on the Peugeot 308. It’s a great design with a nice interior, decent levels of technology and some frugal engines, including a hybrid.

So, there you have it. Our top picks for the best family cars in 2022. There’s a real mix here, covering most tastes, engine types and brands.

There’s sure to be something here you’ll like!

Contact us today to book a viewing or test drive a new or quality used Citroën, Dacia or Peugeot at Budgen Motors in Telford and Shrewsbury.

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