Wavertree Car Centre’s Top Five Family Hatchbacks

While the SUV and crossover sectors are growing in popularity with drivers looking for a suitable family car in the UK, the affordable and agile nature of hatchbacks means that they remain the favourite.

Family hatchbacks should be practical, reliable and safe, with plenty of cabin space for the kids and enough boot space for the weekly shop.


5    Renault Megane

Who says family cars should be boring? The Renault Megane is one of the most unique-looking models in the class. It may not be the most exciting car to drive but it is more than comfortable enough to keep you happy on long family trips.

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4    Vauxhall Astra

The Vauxhall Astra is a solid family workhorse. It is comfortable, affordable both to buy and own and, as an added bonus, it is more fun to drive than you might expect.

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3    Ford Focus

If you want an all-round performer, the Ford Focus is a great option. With ample passenger and boot space, this model is practical, it is well-equipped, economical and fun to drive. It has only just been pipped to the post by the Skoda Octavia for value and the Volkswagen Golf for class.

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2    Skoda Octavia

The Skoda Octavia is the manufacturer’s best-selling model by far and its hardly surprising as the interior and build quality is enough to convince you that you are driving a car far more expensive. The car is also more spacious than others on this list, with plenty of room for passengers in the rear and generous boot capacity too.

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1    Volkswagen Golf

Enjoyable to drive, high in quality, comfortable, safe and efficient, the Volkswagen Golf is the ultimate family car. It comes in a variety of trims with a large choice of engines, so there is an option to suit everyone. The Volkswagen Golf is a tad more expensive than others on the list, but it makes up for this by holding its value remarkably well.

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