Even a small family car needs to boast a big enough boot for a big weekly shop or the odd weekend getaway. We’ve pulled together a list of the 10 family hatchbacks with the biggest boots to make sure you never have to leave any luggage behind.
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1. Skoda Octavia – 590 litres
The Skoda Octavia looks like a saloon but features a large rear hatch that offers easy access to its class-leading 590-litre boot. Even with the boot full, there’s more than enough room for five people in its well built cabin.
Inside, you’ll find a whole host of useful cubby holes and features – ideal for growing families. The Octavia shares numerous chassis and suspension parts with the VW Golf so it’ll be just as refined behind the wheel as its german cousin. A range of efficient yet powerful engines help it cruise comfortable and quietly, too.
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2. Skoda Rapid – 550 litres
The Skoda Rapid is the Octavia’s slightly smaller brother and, as a result, features a more compact boot. With five people on board, you’ll still be able to squeeze in an impressive 550 litres of luggage however.
As well as being hugely spacious and practical, the Rapid feels well-built and is offered with a long list of standard equipment – all models come with air conditioning, electric windows and alloy wheels as standard. There’s also a good range of punchy yet efficient petrol and diesel engines to pick from.
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3. Honda Civic – 478 litres
The current Honda Civic comes with a huge 478-litre boot and a roomy cabin with generous helpings of soft plastics and plush trim. In the back, you’ll find Honda’s magic seat system that allows you to flip up the rear seat bases to carry taller items with ease.
The Civic is certainly one of the most eye-catching hatchbacks on sale but its funky rear end and thick rear pillars limit rear visibility slightly. If you spend more time cruising on motorways than squeezing into tight parking spaces, however, you’ll appreciate its frugal 1.6-litre diesel unit that can return an impressive 78.5mpg.
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4. Peugeot 308 – 470 litres
The Peugeot 308 isn’t the most striking hatchback on the market but it’s a big improvement over the previous model and comes with a smart interior and an impressive 470-litre boot. This practical load bay is significantly more spacious than many rivals including the VW Golf and Renault Megane
The 308 can’t quite match the rear seat legroom offered by some cars in our top 10 but it boasts a comfortable ride and plenty of standard equipment across all trim levels helping make it a sensible and sophisticated family car.
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5. Citroen C4 – 408 litres
The Citroen C4 brings recently updated looks and a spacious boot to the family hatchback table. Its 408-litre load bay is roomy enough for big food shops or trips to Ikea while the back seats are spacious enough to ferry three kids to and from school in comfort.
Inside, the interior isn’t quite as stylish as some rivals and, while kids will have room to stretch out, taller passengers may feel slightly cramped in the back. The C4 is offered with a range of efficient engines – including a 98hp diesel unit that can return 78mpg – and costs from just £15,195.
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6. Nissan Pulsar – 385 litres
The Nissan Pulsar comes with a generous 385-litre boot that boasts a large opening and a practical square shape. As a result, loading large boxes or heavy suitcases should be a piece of cake. It can’t quite match some rivals in terms of design flair but its blocky body offers loads of room for growing families.
The Pulsar’s interior feels well built and comes fitted with loads of standard equipment, even in entry-level guise. All Pulsar models come with a reassuring five-star Euro NCAP safety rating, too.
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7. Renault Megane – 384 litres
The new Renault Megane makes it onto our list thanks to its 384-litre boot. Its boot might be slightly smaller than the old model but this new car’s interior feels distinctly more upmarket thanks to numerous soft-touch materials and neat design features such as a portrait infotainment screen fitted to mid-range models.
There’s a generous amount of space for rear-seat passengers, too, and all models come with an impressive list of standard equipment. The Megane’s party piece, however, is its stylish looks – it boasts a smart, elegant design few rivals can match.
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8. VW Golf – 380 litres
The VW Golf has been one of the UK’s best selling hatchbacks for decades and the latest model serves up a tempting combination of smart styling, low running costs and a spacious 380-litre boot. The cabin is full of high-quality materials, too, and its infotainment system is one of the easiest to use in the family hatchback class.
Not only is passenger room generous in both the front and back seats but the Golf offers a comfortable ride and a refined driving experience. There are numerous engines to choose from, too, including efficient petrol and diesels units and even hybrid Golf GTE and fully electric e-Golf versions.
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9. Kia Cee’d – 380 litres
The Kia Cee’d is both an attractive and spacious family car that boasts smart looks, a fun driving experience and an impressive 380-litre boot. This should be more than enough for many growing families and is a match for the more expensive VW Golf.
Interior quality has improved immensely over previous models and standard equipment is generous, too. Entry-level versions cost from £15,105 and are offered with plenty of petrol and diesel engine options. Kia’s industry-leading seven-year warranty will help make sure you’ll not be left stranded by unforeseen mechanical maladies, either.
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10. SEAT Leon – 380 litres
The SEAT Leon shares a large number of components with the VW Golf and offers up an identical 380-litre boot capacity. Interior build quality doesn’t quite live up to some rivals but it feels suitably solid and it comes with boatloads of standard equipment.
The Leon sets itself apart from the family hatchback mainstream thanks to its sharp styling and a driving experience that’s more fun than functional. As an added bonus, it’s cheaper than an equivalent Golf across the range.
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