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Top 5 Tuesdays: The Best Family Cars

October 28, 2014

With so many factors to take into account, finding the perfect family car can be a challenge. With child safety, storage space and reliability and even drivability all influencing the decision. However, we’ve saved you some time with this week’s family edition of Top 5 Tuesdays, let’s take a look at the best family cars on offer and what makes them winners!

If you want to get your hands on one of these winning family cars, The Car Loan Warehouse has got you covered with our simple car finance deals.

  1. Ford Focus


Ford Focus ST

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The humble Ford Focus is probably one of the most popular family cars out there and it’s easy to see why. It’s practical, affordable and safe. The latest Ford Focus model even features cross traffic alerts to identify oncoming vehicles, active city stop to help prevent road collisions and a more fuel efficient engine. With a stylish interior, decent space and comfort levels, the Ford Focus really is a great family car – and with prices starting at just £13,995, it’s a steal too!

  1. Volkswagen Golf


2014 VW Golf

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The Volkswagen Golf is arguably the ultimate premium family car. Its solid build quality, durability and comfort levels make Golf ownership a very pleasant affair. The Bluemotion model in particular is noted for its efficiency – boasting ultra-low emissions of just 85g/km. Prices for the Volkswagen Golf start at just shy of £17,000 for entry level models and go up to £30,000 for the super-quick R and GTI spec levels.

  1. Kia Cee’d Hatchback


Kia C'eed 2014

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The Kia Cee’d hatchback is around £2000 less than its rivals – and when combined with its 7 year manufacturer warranty, the C’eed’s a hard deal to beat. It’s stylish design, safety features (speed sensing door locking and child safety door locks), variety of storage options (front and rear door storage, cooling glove box and centre console storage box) makes it real value for money and a big contender in the family car market. Prices range between £14,605 and £24,000.

  1. Hyundai i30 Hatchback


2014 Hyundai i30

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Whilst sharing similarities to the Kia Cee’d, the Hyundai i30 Hatchback offers extreme comfort and good boot space for family holidays or excursions. Its low CO2 emissions offer economy and its 5 star Euro NCAP rating ensures safety – whilst Bluetooth connectivity is a treat for tech fans. All of this adds up to a very rounded package, making the Hyundai i30 a serious contender. You could drive away in your own i30 for as little as £14,605.

  1. SEAT Leon Hatchback


2014 Seat Leon

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Whilst it sharing many similarities with the VW Golf, the SEAT Leon’s not only cheaper – it’s more stylish too! VW’s ownership of SEAT means that the Leon benefits from the same renowned German build quality, while retaining SEAT’s funky Spanish flair. With spec levels ranging economy to hot hatch, there’s a Leon for everyone. The Leon’s solid build and safety features mean you can have peace of mind when travelling with children. Prices start from around £15,815 up to £27,510.


If you think you’ve got the ideal family car in mind, but lack the cash The Car Loan Warehouse can help. Our car financing experts can find you the best deal on your next car loan – regardless of your credit score. Try our car finance calculator to get an instant quote.

About The Author

Jon Le Roux is co-founder and company director of The Car Loan Warehouse. Being a mad engineering and motorsport enthusiast, I spend more hours than is healthy, watching, reading or talking about cars, boats, motorbikes…..basically anything with an engine.