Finding the perfect family car can be tricky, but fortunately, today there are now more options than ever. From hatchbacks to 4x4s to everything between, there’s now a vehicle which can suit any family, whatever their needs. The latest family cars have a number of excellent technological and safety features that make many of them great for families of all shapes and sizes. Here are 5 great choices you can buy right now.

Buick Encore


The SUV is an ever-popular choice for large families, since they offer a great amount of space for passengers to sit in comfort. This makes them an ideal option for long family trips. The Buick Encore, in particularly, has a great reputation for a family SUV, since it offers a large suite of features to improve driving safety. These include rear-view cameras and fog lamps for greater visibility, and automatic forward braking. SUVs can also be notorious gas guzzlers, so the Encore distinguishes itself by being significantly more economical than its competitors. The car reliably gets 33 miles per gallon on highways, making it a great way to minimise stops on longer trips.

Toyota RAV 4 Hybrid


SUVs  have a number of desirable features that make them appealing to families, but they also have a bad reputation when it comes to being environmentally friendly. The Toyota RAV 4 Hybrid is therefore a great choice for families that want the benefits of SUVs, while still being environmentally conscious. This also makes it incredibly fuel-efficient for an SUV, getting an average of 40 miles per gallon. The RAV 4 also offers a number of other family-friendly features, including plenty of storage, and a wide array of safety features as standard. As a result, the RAV 4 has won a number of car manufacturer awards.

Honda Civic Hatchback


For city-based families, SUVs and other larger vehicles may not necessarily be practical. Thankfully, there are also plenty of spacious and affordable hatchbacks which still offer the same family-friendly features, while also being more suitable for the area. The Honda Civic has a great reputation among family hatchbacks, and remains one of the most popular options on the market. The Civic boasts a stylish design, while also having a variety of features ideal for families, such as a significant amount of storage for its size, and foldable seats to fit buggies.

Volkswagen Golf Hatchback

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Enjoyment may take a backseat to practicality when choosing a family car, but who says you can’t have both? If you’re looking for a city car that offers a suite of useful family features while still being fun to drive, the Golf might be for you. The car is a great combination of style and practicality, as it boasts an impressive five star ENCAP safety rating, and a sizeable boot. However, in certain areas of the world, such as Canada, you may need to find an import specialist to maintain it. Rivercity Motors in Edmonton, for example, offer a specialised Rivercity Motors VW Service.

Skoda Super Wagon


If you’re looking for something with similar storage and safety options to a SUV, but is a little more versatile, the Skoda Super Wagon could be an ideal fit for your family. The car is particularly distinct for its highly-rated safety features, which include autonomous emergency braking and stop signalling, automatic speed limiting, and attention assist. The car consequently has a five star ANCAP safety rating. The Super Wagon also offers a variety of other features perfect for families, such as an enormous boot, and a waste bin.