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The best family cars of 2023

The golf remains today the reference car at Volkswagen. The Volkswagen 7 is a family compact with a length of 4,255 meters that can accommodate up to 5 passengers. Timeless, you will have no difficulty in finding low -cost models on the second -hand market.

Our selection of the best family cars

You are looking for a ideal car For your whole family ? To find the best family car, we present a selection of 10 best models on the market. Consult our detailed descriptions to make the right choice.

Top 10 of the best family cars

With the growing success of the SUV and the loss of speed of the MEMPACE, the family car market in strongly evolved these last years. Comfort, modularity and volume of the trunk are essential elements to take into account when purchasing.

  • Peugeot 5008
  • Renault Scénic
  • Citroën C5 Aircross
  • Volkswagen Golf VII
  • Audi A3
  • Volkswagen Touran
  • Dacia Lodgy
  • Skoda Octavia
  • Citroën Berlingo
  • Ford Kuga

Peugeot 5008

Among the favorite cars of families, we find the Peugeot 5008 SUV. First offered in a minivan version, this model offers an imposing chest volume to store all your belongings. Thanks to its modular interior and 3 folding and sliding seats At the rear, you enjoy up to 780 liters of the trunk volume.

Pleasant to drive and dynamic, this vehicle 7 places offers high-tech equipment, with an I-Cockpit driving station and a fully customizable touch screen. The Peugeot 5008 is available in diesel, petrol or electric version.



  • No all -wheel drive
  • Steering wheel

Why we recommend this vehicle:

With its 7 places, and a length of 4.64 meters, We recommend this vehicle for large families. You have many driving aids, such as automatic emergency braking, but also parking aids, such as Park Assist. With his substantial chest volume, It is ideal for transporting many luggage.

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Renault Scénic

The Renault Scenic is A compact minivan Available in several versions to adapt to your needs and your family. Unlike classic minivan, you will appreciate its small size, a little more 4 meters, as well as its maneuverability, with a chest volume still offering up to 506 liters.

In terms of the passenger compartment, you will appreciate its panoramic roof for greater brightness and its many clever storage. The rear seats are sliding and you can configure the cabin with a central console also sliding. It is a vehicle with a modern design and available in more than 7 versions.


  • Spacious interior
  • Sunroof


  • Driving position
  • Seats modularity

Why we recommend this vehicle:

This compact minivan is ideal during vacation departures thanks to its high loading capacities and its effective suspensions. Among the safety options, we find the detection of fatigue, the blind anger or even the hill start assistance. We recommend the Renault Grand Scénic for A 7 -seater version.

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Citroën C5 Aircross

The Citroën C5 Aircross is a family car carved for the city and leisure. This vehicle at Original design perfectly combines comfort and practicality. The cabin is spacious, with a sliding rear bench that increases the volume of the trunk, up to 1630 liters with the folded seats ! You can even carry objects 2.4 meters long.

In terms of driving there is a very good handling, in town and out of town, in particular thanks to the Gip Control options with Hill Assist Descent. For the choice of bodywork, we count 70 possible combinations as well as personalization of rims.


  • Pleasant to drive
  • Quality of suspensions


  • Average comfort at the rear
  • Average soundproofing

Why we recommend this vehicle:

If you are looking for the best family car For urban circles, Choose the Citroën C5 Aircross. You will appreciate the equipment of an induction recharging, practical to recharge your mobile without phone cable, as well as 12 driving aid technologies.

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Volkswagen Golf VII

The golf remains today the reference car at Volkswagen. The Volkswagen 7 is a family compact with a length of 4,255 meters that can accommodate up to 5 passengers. Timeless, you will have no difficulty in finding low -cost models on the second -hand market.

In terms of the passenger compartment, we retain great comfort, with optional ergoactive seats or ISofix fixing points to install the little ones. There is also an improvement in the equipment, with options such as trunk & easy open to load your vehicle in all simplicity. Practical when you do your shopping for the whole family !


  • Silent
  • Economic


  • Classic design
  • Strong discount

Why we recommend this vehicle:

The Volkswagen Golf 7 is a small family car available in an electric, hybrid and rechargeable hybrid version. It is a vehicle at modern lines and neat finishes. For mountain road lovers, know that a 4motion 4 -wheel drive version is also available.

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The best family cars of 2023


The so -called family cars segment now includes multiple categories. Banks, breaks, SUV, crossovers, minivans, ludospaces, not always easy to navigate.

In the past, family were either sedans, more or less large, or breaks, often called “family”, a point is all. Then The 1980s saw the arrival of a new breed of family which became the reference, The minivan, With the Renault Espace and other Chrysler Voyager. Large then compact, the minivan even made some emulators in the lower categories. Then it was, at the end of the 1990s, The arrival of ludospaces : Renault Kangoo and Citroën Berlingo in mind. New categories have since imposed themselves: The famous SUV, of all sizes and all obediences, then finally Crossovers whose initiator was, in 2007, the Nissan Qashqai. Today, some models have become difficult to store in a box; There are even cut SUVs and high -waisted sedans ! In short, difficult to navigate. And even more to determine which are the best family. It all depends on the needs of each, their tastes and their budget !

Small, medium or large SUV

Small family are mainly represented by Urban crossovers, Type Citroën C3 Aircross, Peugeot 2008, Renault Captur and other Ford Puma or Nissan Juke. Then come them Crossrovers and so -called compact SUV – or family – head of which sits the famous Peugeot 3008. They are also the Citroën C5 Aircross, DS7 Crossback, Renault Austral and Arkana, or Ford Kuga, Hyundai Tucson, Nissan Qashqai, Toyota Rav4 or Volkswagen T-Roc and Tiguan.

We then pass big and more expensive SUV, Often from premium manufacturers, their names Audi Q7, BMW X5, Mercedes Gle, Volvo XC90, Range-Rover or Skoda Kodiaq and Volkswagen Touareg. This category has even contaminated The Hyper Luxury Segment With the Aston-Martin DBX, Bentley Bentayga, Ferrari Purosangue, and other Maserati Levante or Lamborghini Urus whose prices run around € 200,000 !

Minivan, ludospaces, breaks and … sedans

We must also count on Some rare survivors among the minivans : The Renault Grand Scénic and Ford S-Max, knowing that in the formerly very popular category of the great minivans left only the Ford Galaxy since the King, the Renault Espace, has just been replaced by a new generation which is that a 7-plates SUV on the basis of the recent austral.

Then come the ludospaces Type Renault Kangoo, Citroën Berlingo-Peugeot Rifter, Ford Tournéo Connect, Opel Combo Life, etc. To which we must add the essential Dacia Jogger, at the unbeatable price, and available in 7-plates version.

We must not forget the breaks, derivatives of sedans, essentially compact or family. Less large and less modular than SUVs, they are often less bulky and more chic when they come from premium brands. These are the Audi A4 and A6 before, BMW 3 Series and 5 Touring Series, Mercedes CLASS C and E BREAKS, VOLVO V60 and V90. With also more rotating and affordable models that are the Peugeot 308 and 508 SW, Renault Mégane Estate, Ford Focus SW, Opel Astra Sports Tourer, Seat Leon St, Skoda Octavia and Superb Combi or Volkswagen Golf SW. Auwquels we can add one of the very rare “small” breaks, the mini clubman. Finally, there are the traditional sedans, Whether compact (Citroën C4, Peugeot 308, Renault Mégane, Opel Astra, Volkswagen Golf, etc.) or family (Peugeot 508, Alfa-Romeo Giulia, Ford Mondeo, Mazda 6, Audi A6, BMW 5 Series, Mercedes E-Class, etc.)).

After having determined the type of family you want, it remains to choose the engine and the type of energy: petrol, diesel, hybrid, rechargeable or electric hybrid ..

Here is our selection of the best family:

Compact reference family sedan: Peugeot 308

This third generation of 308-Available in 5-door or station wagon body-is undoubtedly One of the best compact family. It shines in particular by the rigor of its chassis which serves perfectly with driving pleasure, of very high level, and by the quality of its finish, which has nothing to envy to the premium models. Petrol, diesel engines, rechargeable and even electric hybrids.

From € 29,420

Alternative : Citroën C5 Aircross

Reference family sedan: Citroën C5X

With her hunting break body, halfway between sedan and crossover, she combines originality and elegance. She adds a generous habitability and Excellent comfort, typically Citroën.
Petrol or rechargeable hybrid engines.

From 35,400 €

Alternative : Ford Mondeo

Reference Urban SUV: Renault Captur

This little urban crossover is one of the most homogeneous that is. Elegant, compact, very rigorous, habitable, modular and relatively habitable, it does not suffer from any defects !
Fuel, LPG, micro-hybrid, hybrid and rechargeable hybrid engines.

From € 25,550

Alternative : Ford Puma

Reference compact SUV: Peugeot 3008/5008

The 3008 is at the top of the category sales, it is not by chance. This second generation combines a very personal design that pleases so much, a particularly refined cabin, a generous habitability and a beautiful modularity. He adds it remarkable dynamic qualities and high -level driving pleasure. As for the 5008, this is its 7-plates declination.
Petrol, diesel and rechargeable hybrid engines.

From 35,320 €

Alternative : Renault Austral

Large reference SUV: BMW X5

In 1999, he was one of the very first big premium SUV. Four generations later, He is still among the references of the segment. It enjoys a remarkable road behavior which benefits from its XDRIVE all -wheel drive and offers typically BMW driving pleasure. Very generous habitability and high level finish.
Petrol, diesel and rechargeable hybrid engines.

From € 88,500

Alternative : Volvo XC90

Reference ludospace: Dacia Jogger

At the crossroads between station wagon, Ludospace and Monospace, this recent Dacia Jogger associates a set of qualities that make them A family machine par excellence. Super habitable (up to 7-plates), modular, comfortable and rather well equipped, it also offers the luxury of being the most affordable on the market !
Petrol, LPG engines, and now hybrid.

From 16,990 €

Alternative : Dacia Duster

Reference minivan: Ford S-Max

One of the latest “real” minivans, the S-Max is halfway between compact and large. In addition to its very generous habitability-5 or 7-plates-and its very successful modularity, it enjoys a particularly incisive behavior which makes it, with the Renault Espace V just disappeared, One of the most pleasant to drive.
A single motorization, hybrid.

From 48,150 €

Alternative : Renault Scénic

Compact Break Reference: Renault Mégane Estate

Appearing, with the Peugeot 308, among the last compact breaks, this megane Estate offers All the qualities that are expected of a small family. First -rate behavior, driving, comfort, habitability and modularity.
Petrol, diesel and rechargeable hybrid engines.

From € 30,300

Alternative : Volkswagen Golf SW

Big reference break: Skoda Superb Combi

This big break is not only one of the largest but it is also one of the cheapest, knowing that most of its competitors belong to the premium segment. It is also pleasant to drive, comfortable, well finished and very well equipped.
Petrol, diesel and rechargeable hybrid engines.

From € 42,600

Alternative : Volvo V60

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