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Best big family cars of 2024

The best large family car isn’t just about being the most spacious, it’s also about providing a little luxury and comfort for the family (and yourself). Here, then, are the best big family cars in the UK…

Skoda Kodiaq

1. Skoda Kodiaq

Skoda Kodiaq review
Audi A6 Avant

2. Audi A6 Avant

Audi A6 Avant review
Skoda Superb (2019-2023)

3. Skoda Superb

Skoda Superb (2019-2023) review
Battery range up to 45 miles

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Audi Q7

4. Audi Q7

Audi Q7 review
Battery range up to 34 miles
Skoda Enyaq
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5. Skoda Enyaq

Skoda Enyaq review
Battery range up to 348 miles
Land Rover Discovery

6. Land Rover Discovery

Land Rover Discovery review
Family Values Award
Highly Commended

7. BMW X7

BMW X7 review
BMW 5 Series

8. BMW 5 Series

BMW 5 Series review
Battery range up to 30 miles
Mercedes-Benz E-Class Saloon (2020-2023)

9. Mercedes E-Class

Mercedes-Benz E-Class Saloon (2020-2023) review
Peugeot 5008

10. Peugeot 5008

Peugeot 5008 review

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The Peugeot 5008 is the one with the most loadspace. With the third row of seats folded away, you have 780 litres of boot volume (up to the luggage cover), or 1,060 litres if you remove the third row seats entirely (they’re actually not too heavy, and lift out easily enough). Do that, and fold down the middle row, and you have 2,150 litres of stowage. If you don’t want an SUV, then the Skoda Superb Combi (that’s Czech for estate) is the best bet, which can swallow 660 litres up to the luggage cover, or 1,865 litres if you fold the back seats and cram it up to the roof.

Find out more in our guide on the best cars with big boots.

Yes, but it’s a question of how many. Virtually all family cars — even the ultra-affordable Dacia Jogger — will have Isofix anchors on the outer two seats in the back, and many will have an extra set in the front passenger seat. If you’re trying to carry lots of kids in car seats, though, then there’s a handful of cars with Isofix in all of their rear seats. The Mercedes GLB gets three Isofix points in the back seats, and an extra two if you specify it with the additional sixth and seventh seats in the boot. The Volkswagen Touran gives you a full complement of five Isofix points too, while the Land Rover Discovery gets two Isofix points in the back seats, and two more in the folding third-row seats, plus one extra in the front passenger seat. The Kia Sorento has four Isofix points - two each in the middle and third rows - while the Audi Q7 has a full complement of six Isofix points — the front passenger seat, and all of the rear seats.

Find out more in our guide on the best cars with three Isofix points.

The unquestioned champion here is the Land Rover Discovery, as you might expect. It can tow a maximum of 3,500kg if you’ve got a braked trailer or caravan (although you might need a licence upgrade if you passed your test since January 1997). It can also tow a maximum of 750kg unbraked. Helpfully, it’ll also do that across a nearby desert, or up an Alp, so a muddy caravan park entrance should present no issues. If you don’t want a big SUV, then a Skoda Superb can tow 2,200kg of braked weight.