May 30, 2022 | All About Cars | 0 comments

We know how difficult it can be to find the perfect family car – balancing practicality, cost, safety, and reliability can seem like an impossible task at times. To give you an extra bit of help, we’ve summarised five of the best family cars you can buy in 2022. The following five picks are all worth considering – and with a little shopping around, you may even be able to find yourself a bargain by picking one up used.

Skoda Karoq

Launched in 2018, the Skoda Karoq has been on the market for four years now, which means you could find yourself a used bargain. Compared to the brand new price of over £26,000, second-hand models may now be available for around £16,000 with good mileage on the clock. What’s more, while the Karoq is an ideal family, that doesn’t mean it compromises on style in the slightest – it might be conservative, but it’s sleek and easy on the eye, so it’s really quite difficult to fault the design. Plus, the internals of the Karoq are certainly something to shout about – the soft and comfortable seat designs are excellent to help stave off whining from the younger family members during longer journeys. Meanwhile, the 50mpg fuel efficiency isn’t something to scoff at either.

MG 5

If you’ve been looking for an electric family car, the MG 5 could be a valuable and versatile option to consider. It’s maybe not the prettiest vehicle on today’s list, but isn’t aesthetic appeal subjective? And, with that aside, there’s a whole lot to love about this car if you’re looking for a family car that can do it all. With around 250 miles of range, it’s one of the most versatile electric cars out there – the autonomous emergency braking and adaptive cruise control will make your driving easier and safer for the whole family. And yourself, of course.

Volkswagen Touran

It’s easy to see why people overlook this versatile little car – but, if you ask us, it deserves far more praise than it often receives. This seven-seater car is not only exceptionally affordable – with the originals now seven years old, there are some good bargains out there – but it’s exceptionally spacious too. When you collapse the two back seats, you get an amazing 900-litre boot, ensuring you can take any essentials for the ride. Plus, with fuel efficiencies of over 50mpg, it’s a pretty affordable vehicle to run as well. It’s not the flashiest car, but the simple, clean design and spacious interior make this model incredibly comfortable and an excellent example of how versatile traditional people carriers can be – for an incredibly affordable price.

Ford Puma

It’s not quite as spacious as some other SUVs out there, but that’s not to say the Ford Puma is any less effective as a family car, especially if you have a smaller family. The Puma has impressively sharp handling and is designed with grubby younger family members in mind. The Puma features a surprisingly strong 1.0-litre engine, keeping fuel efficiency high but with surprisingly impressive power all the same. However, the main drawback of the Puma has to be its higher price tag – since it’s in high demand, prices still seem to be holding their own, so keep this in mind.

Dacia Jogger

Running a family can be expensive – and with this in mind, the Dacia Jogger might be ideal if you’ve been looking for a more affordable car. In fact, even brand new, it’s not impossible to pick up these excellent seven-seaters for a good price. And while it may not offer quite the same interior quality as some of the other cars on this list, it’s still a sure contender for the best family car (especially for larger families or those with pets).

As we’ve already mentioned, we know how difficult it can be to find your perfect family car. If you’re still struggling, give LMC a call or stop by our dealership and we’ll be more than happy to help you with your search.