Ford Focus

Choosing a family car in 2015 is a tricky business. There are countless factors to balance, and various styles to choose from. Many families are now opting for the larger SUVs for added safety and practicality. There’s a reason you see so many 4x4s parked outside the school-gates these days! But, do you really need to spend the cash buying and running a larger car? Will a hatchback do the same job for a better price?

Today, we’ll help you narrow down the search to a few key players. We’re looking at cars across the range of hatchbacks, SUVs and saloons. That way, you can choose the most appropriate car for you.

Ford Focus

The Ford Focus is one of the country’s most recognisable cars. It’s a staple family car thanks to its practicality and reasonable price. Although the Fiesta and Vauxhall Corsa are more popular, the bigger Focus provides a better option for families. It has more room for the kids in the back and plenty of boot space. It boasts a fantastic fuel economy making, the Focus exceptionally cheap to run. The original price tag won’t break the bank either.  If you’re looking for something mid-sized, it’s the perfect car.

Mazda M3

Mazda have long been one of our favourite car manufacturers. They make stylish, exciting cars that keep passion close to their heart. They build cars around the sheer thrill of driving. At the same time, they produce brilliantly practical models that work for families. The M3 is a large hatchback, or compact saloon (however you prefer to look at it). It makes it a great family car for dads who aren’t ready to give up speed and style just yet!

Citroen C4 Picasso

When a hatchback just isn’t quite big enough, it’s time to look at the MPV range. MPVs are somewhere between a car and a van. For families with three growing children, they’re the perfect option. They’ll seat three in the back comfortably, and there’s tons of boot space. The C4 Picasso is the best of the bunch. As you can imagine, it’s not easy to make an MPV look great, but Citroen have found a nice middle ground here.

Land Rover Discovery Sport

You may have noticed a theme in this post so far. Each vehicle is larger than the last. The Discovery Sport is no different, boasting a staggering seven seats in the back. The Discovery Sport is the perfect car for those really big families, or perhaps those with a dog. Land Rover is synonymous with adventure and discovery, making it great for family adventures at the weekend. Take it into the countryside or out to the beach, for example. The Discovery Sport is the ultimate sports utility vehicle for the bigger family. If you need that extra space, visit, and find the right model for you.

As you can see, your options are varied here. You can start small with a premium hatchback or take it to adventurous heights with the Land Rover. Take your lifestyle and family needs into account before making a decision. Good luck!