Over the years, car makers have become better at making family cars. They’ve finally got their collective heads around what busy families actually need and appreciate. No – they’re still not quite perfect, but they’re vastly improved on what they used to be.
If you can afford it, the Porsche Macan is a great family car option. Despite having a supercar badge on the front of it, it’s actually a very practical vehicle. You get sporty driving performance, plenty of room in the back for kids, and some pretty exceptional technology.
Families will love the roof rails and various transport systems too. You can use it to tow a caravan or put bicycles on the roof (or both if you are so inclined).
Coming down the price range a little is the Honda CR-V – a real workhorse of a vehicle. Honda has upgraded the CR-V tremendously with the latest generation, and now it offers a bunch of features that families will love. Standard models come with a five-star crash rating and collision prevention technology to stop you from plowing into the car in front of you.
The vehicle is highly fuel efficient, making it a great daily driver. And it has lane assist and adaptive cruise control for those long highway miles.
What makes it so great for families? Primarily, it’s semi-autonomous driving technology. It won’t drive itself around down, but it will provide you with an incredible amount of assistance – more than you thought was possible actually. It also offers extra convenience features, such as a trunk storage divider. There’s also an electric model which helps to bring down costs.
VW Golf GTI
Despite the fact that the Volkswagen Golf GTI is a hatchback, it is still a highly capable family car – a bit like the Ford Focus. It offers cross-traffic alerts, forward collision warnings and blind spot monitoring. You can also pair it with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.
The Honda Accord isn’t the most exciting family cars in the world, but it doesn’t have to be. Instead, it offers families its legendary reliability and plenty of space inside. You get a 17 cubic foot trunk and a five-star safety rating from multiple testing bodies across the world. Automatic and manual versions are available.
The Subaru Outback is a spacious, reliable and rugged vehicle that could serve your family for twenty years or more. What makes it so special? Well, for starters, you get a massive 9 inches of ground clearance. This means that it’s just as comfortable off the road as it is on it. What’s more, the latest versions come with directional headlights and plenty of additional settings to help you traverse various terrains and weather conditions.