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Buying a family car is a costly affair so it’s important to make sure that you get the best value for money you can. There is a wide range of family cars currently available on the market, all of which offer a variety of different gadgets and equipment to help make life easier when you’re out and about or on the all-important school run.

Finding a family sixed car might not be as costly as you might think as there are plenty of cars which cater to families in all sectors, in fact even some of the smallest compact city cars are capable of doing the job well.

It’s very important to consider the size of the car you wish to buy before you purchase as you’ll find that smaller models will offer better fuel economy, and despite their size, can actually offer a decent amount of space too.

The latestFord B-MAX is a compact MPV style car which is ideal for city driving and sports sliding doors for easy access to the rear, making it a perfect choice for a family of four. Due to its size, its economy is also impressive so you’ll save on fuel consumption and road tax into the bargain.

Volkswagen has also recently brought out its latest city car known as the up! A city car, capable of housing a family of four in reasonable comfort. It offers an impressive sized boot and comes in a five-door model for easy access to the rear.

For those mums who need to mix business with pleasure then the Ford Mondeo is a great choice of family car. It offers a sleek, executive look perfect for a business lifestyle, but it also has the capacity to house five people and a substantial amount of luggage on longer car journeys.

If fuel efficiency is top of your priorities then the Kia Rio is a good family car. This five door supermini is capable of housing a family of four comfortably. It remains one of the UK’s most economical cars, capable of achieving as high as 88.3 miles per gallon whilst churning out an impressive 85g/km of CO2.

For larger families, the Volvo XC90 is a good option. It’s one of the cheaper seven-seater 4×4 cars on the market yet it still offers the high standard of luxury you’d expect from the Volvo brand. You can fold the third row of seats away to increase the boot capacity when required.

If you prefer an MPV then the Renault Grand Scenic is currently a very popular choice with families, mainly because it’s offered at a sensible price considering the level of comfort and equipment included as standard. There is also the option to seat up to seven people using impressive fold away seats in the boot.

Posted by Leana Kell on 04/04/2012