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Best automatic family cars of 2024

Family cars need to be able to tackle a diverse range of tasks and the last thing you need is to be fumbling around with a gear stick while stuck in heavy traffic. Below are some of the very best automatic family cars for you to pick from.

BMW 3 Series

1. BMW 3 Series

9/10
BMW 3 Series review
Battery range up to 34 miles
Tesla Model 3
2024
Outstanding EV Award

2. Tesla Model 3

9/10
Tesla Model 3 review
Battery range up to 391 miles

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Volvo XC40

3. Volvo XC40

9/10
Volvo XC40 review
Battery range up to 26 miles
Skoda Kodiaq (2017-2024)

4. Skoda Kodiaq

9/10
Skoda Kodiaq (2017-2024) review
Kia EV6

5. Kia EV6

9/10
Kia EV6 review
Battery range up to 328 miles
Peugeot 2008

6. Peugeot 2008

8/10
Peugeot 2008 review
Skoda Superb (2019-2023)

7. Skoda Superb

9/10
Skoda Superb (2019-2023) review
Battery range up to 45 miles
BMW X1 (2015-2022)

8. BMW X1

9/10
BMW X1 (2015-2022) review
Battery range up to 35 miles
Skoda Karoq

9. Skoda Karoq

9/10
Skoda Karoq review
Ford Focus

10. Ford Focus

7/10
Ford Focus review

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The BMW 3 Series regularly comes out on top in customer surveys; however it has some strong rivals like the fully electric Tesla Model 3 which is currently the best-selling EV in the UK. The Kia Sportage is another family favourite.

Every modern car has ISOFIX attachments to secure child seats in the rear, however it can be a strain to load your child into a low-slung saloon or one that has a narrow rear door opening or tight rear seats. That makes higher riding and more spacious SUVs like the BMW X1, Peugeot 2008 and Skoda Kodiaq ideal options.

The Skoda Superb has an enormous boot with 625 litres of luggage space with the rear seats up. This is more than any of its saloon rivals as well as many large SUVs aside from the largest models like the Audi Q7 which offers 865 litres. If you still prefer the Skoda then the Estate version has 660 litres of space behind the rear seats, more than any other Estate rival.

The Volkswagen Golf, Skoda Kodiaq and Mazda CX-5 regularly score highly in customer satisfaction surveys and do very well in the reliability stakes. Kia is another top performer and comes with an above-average seven-year warranty.