Best used family cars

It's fair to say a family car is quite different from your personal vehicle. Taking into account value for money, overall space and practicality, our list of best used family cars will see you through the school run, big Saturday shop and even a domestic holiday.


Recent years have seen demand for SUVs grow, and manufacturers have listened. This is good news for you, as it means there's a wide range of options when it comes to finding your next used family car.

Thanks to engine tech improvements they're also more affordable than they have ever been.

Our top 3 choices for best used SUVs are:

  1. Nissan Qashqai
  2. Peugeot 3008
  3. Ford Kuga


With top-notch handling, economical engines and value for money, hatchbacks are a great all round choice. If you're looking for a used family car on the slightly smaller scale, you can't go wrong with the classics.

Our top 3 choices for best used hatchbacks are:

  1. Vauxhall Astra
  2. Volkswagen Golf
  3. Ford Focus


Combining space, practicality and a comfortable drive, MPVs do what they say on the tin. Designed with families in mind, there are often extra space-making features included that make journeys with a packed car easier for you.

Our top 3 choices for best used MPVs are:

  1. Citroen Grand C4 SpaceTourer
  2. Ford C-MAX
  3. Vauxhall Zafira Tourer


Think hatchback but with extra space.

Estate cars are the perfect middle ground between a hatchback and an SUV, with the style and comfort of the former and the extra space and practicality of the latter.

Our top 3 choices for best used estates are:

  1. Ford Mondeo
  2. Skoda Superb
  3. Vauxhall Insignia

With, the clue is in the name. We offer all types of vehicles, including cars, vans and − you guessed it − motorbikes. In this case, head over to our list of used cars to find your perfect next family car.