Compare the best fast family cars

High quality family sports cars from rated and reviewed dealers

Fastest family cars of 2022

Have your kids got strong stomachs? They’ll need them, as the performance of these fast family cars can turn their stomachs inside-out. It’s not so hard to find the UK’s best family sports cars that mix practicality with punch, it’s more that it’s hard on your family’s nausea levels…

bmw M3

1. BMW M3

9/10
carwow price from
£1,048* / month (£74,382)
porsche Taycan

2. Porsche Taycan

9/10
Battery range up to 273 miles
carwow price from
£894* / month
mercedes AMG E63 S Estate

3. Mercedes-AMG E63 Estate

9/10
carwow price from
£1,571* / month (£118,995)
audi RS6 Avant

4. Audi RS6

9/10
carwow price from
£1,105* / month (£98,796)
audi RS3

5. Audi RS3

9/10
carwow price from
£612* / month (£54,655)
mercedes AMG A45

6. Mercedes-AMG A45 S

9/10
carwow price from
£783* / month (£58,728)
volkswagen Golf R

7. Volkswagen Golf R

9/10
carwow price from
£368* / month (£41,784)
bmw M5

8. BMW M5

8/10
carwow price from
£1,569* / month (£97,060)
audi e-tron GT

9. Audi e-tron GT

8/10
Battery range up to 298 miles
carwow price from
£933* / month (£83,042)
audi SQ7

10. Audi SQ7

7/10
carwow price from
£865* / month (£78,017)

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If you’re really looking to save some pennies, but still want a fun family car, try a Suzuki Swift Sport. It only has 129hp, but then again it only costs £22,570 and it’s really enjoyable (if not especially refined) to drive. Want something pokier, and more practical? Look no further than the Skoda Octavia vRS Estate — loads of space, a 245hp turbo petrol engine, and agile handling all for £34,860.

It’s debatable as to whether the Porsche Panamera Turbo S is truly a family car — what family is going to spend £138,000 on a car? — but with four seats and a decent boot, it pretty much counts. And it’ll do 196mph flat-out.

Step forward the BMW M5 CS. Thanks to a combination of 625hp and four-wheel drive, the CS will get the whole family to 62mph in just 2.9secs, almost as fast as the more powerful, electric, Porsche Taycan Turbo S.

Almost all of the cars in our top ten are four-wheel drive. The standard BMW M3 does come with rear-wheel drive, but there is the option of fitting it with xDrive four-wheel drive if you fancy a bit more all-weather ability. The BMW M5 also has switchable four-wheel drive, so you can lock it into rear-wheel drive mode if you’re feeling really brave. As electric cars take over, four-wheel drive is going to become pretty much standard for high-performance cars, as the easiest way to add more power is to bolt in another electric motor…