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Carrying out some simple research on the best family cars available is a good start as you will be able to get a good idea of which cars are within your budget and what each car offers in terms of safety features and equipment.
The key is to find the right car to suit your current lifestyle – perhaps you need a large boot for your double buggy? Or room for the family dog. You might also want a car with an infotainment system to keep the family entertained on longer journeys or a more fuel economic car.
Whatever your criteria is, the team at Trusted Dealers can help, so why not contact us today or for a bit of guidance, take a look at our top picks for the best family cars of 2013.
Ford Mondeo: Priced new from £20,195
The Ford Mondeo is currently our all-round favourite for a family car that offers everything you could need. Not only does it appeal to private buyers, but it makes an excellent company car too. Its stylish to look at whist inside the cabin is nice and spacious. It drives like a dream offering plenty of refinement, and its selection of engines combine power with an impressively low CO2 output as well as good fuel economy. The cabin offers space for 5 adults and a huge 528-litre boot. Choose the Zetec trim and you will benefit from alloy wheels, Bluetooth and climate control as standard – all great features which will help to retain its value at resale.
Skoda Superb: Priced new from £17,810
If you’re looking for a cheaper family car which fails to compromise on style and finesse, choose the Skoda Superb. One of its most impressive traits is the vast interior space offered which is coupled with a vast boot that offers an impressive 565-litres capacity and a clever boot lid that can be opened like a saloon or a hatchback. Fuel consumption and CO2 emissions are also impressively low on the range of engines available. Choose the 1.4 litre petrol engine and you’ll be pleasantly surprised by its capabilities. The Skoda Superb also scores highly in the Euro NCAP safety ratings, with the top score of 5 stars making it an excellent choice for family car buyers on a budget.
Toyota Avensis Saloon: Priced new from £18,895
The Toyota Avensis is another well-priced, impressive family car. It doesn’t have as much curb-side appeal as other leading brands but it ticks all the right boxes. If you’re budget driven then it is certainly a good choice in terms of excellent value for money. To drive, it is comfortable and effortless, making it a great contender for longer car journeys. The interior is comfortable too and well equipped with a large selection of modern features. To won the Avensis, you’ll also benefit from low ownership costs when it comes to servicing and maintenance. This car might not blow you away but it is certainly a sensible choice and a great-all rounder.