If you’re looking for a new family car on a budget take a look at our 10 favourites below. Euphoria Finance has searched the market for affordable cars that are spacious, comfortable and economical – everything you could want from a family car.
Back in 2018 the Skoda Octavia won the best family car category in the What Car? Car of the Year Awards. The hatchback model in particularly offers families plenty of room and a huge boot – ideal for dogs, holiday luggage, and the weekly food shop. It is an extremely practical family car and great value for money.
A family favourite, the Ford Fiesta in the five-door variant is fun to drive and affordable. Whilst it may not offer the vast amounts of space other cars in our top 10 offer, it is roomy enough for families, particularly those with younger children. Economical to run and with even the entry-level models well equipped with useful features, the Ford Fiesta is definitely worth a look.
The Seat Leon is a good all-rounder and offers lots of space for families. Whilst it is considered similar to a VW Golf, it is much cheaper. It handles well, even when loaded up for a family holiday, and offers economical fuel consumption.
If your heart is set on an SUV family car look no further than the Dacia Duster. The boot offers 400 litres of space and the back can accommodate three adults without an issue, so perhaps worth considering if you have teenagers. It’s cheap to purchase and is available in 4×2 and 4×4 variants. Plus, it looks stylish too.
One of the best-selling cars in the UK, the Nissan Qashqai is a firm family favourite. Another SUV offering in our top 10, the Qashqai is both comfortable and practical and boasts an economical engine, albeit more expensive to run than the hatchbacks on our list. However, if you want an SUV, the Qashqai is an ideal choice.
Whilst many assume a Peugeot 308 is only suitable for first time drivers, think again. The five-door 308 has a 470-litre boot and low day-to-day running costs. It is the perfect family car if you’re on a budget. It is not suited to families with young adults unless you opt for the estate or saloon versions.
One of the best smaller crossovers on the market, the Renault Captur is stylish and great value for money. Whether country or city, the Captur is suited to all-terrain and has ample legroom for passengers. The rear seats are adjustable, allowing you to create more room space if needed and even the entry spec model has useful tech and safety features ideal for families.
It may not be anything to look at but the Fiat Tipo Easy is an underdog in the affordable family car rankings. Whilst it may be considered the most basic out of our top 10, it has a huge 440-litre boot and a roomy interior, easily fitting the family in. You can pick up a second hand Tipo Easy for very little and it’s good on fuel too.
Okay, we know what you’re thinking, it’s a marmite car. Love it or hate it, the Citroen C4 Cactus is a wonderful family car. An affordable SUV, the C4 Cactus has enough space for a family and the 1.2 petrol engine is super fuel-efficient.
An iconic car, the VW Golf is easy to drive and offers great value for money. Bigger than it’s little sister, the VW Polo, the Golf is one of the best small family cars. The 5-door and estate versions are perfect for a young family and there are some excellent safety features on even the most basic models.
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