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Best family car

Value, practicality and reliability are essential values in the family car sector

Family models have to be big and comfortable, but they also have to be cheap to run. If anyone can find weakness in a car's trim, it’ll be kids in the back seats, so they need to be well screwed together, too. Here we reveal the best and worst family cars on the road.

Winner: Skoda Superb The Skoda Superb is a big car and has hugely spacious rear seats to go with its cavernous boot. You’ve also told us that it’s comfortable and boasts impressive performance, but that still doesn’t stop it from being cheap to run. If owners had one quibble it would be the Superb’s handling, as it only managed 19th in this category.

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Last place: Vauxhall Vectra The Vauxhall Vectra finished bottom of the family-car class, but didn’t perform too badly in the context of the overall Driver Power survey. The 84th-place finish was down to poor performances in the reliability and braking categories, but considering the Vectra is one of the oldest cars in this year’s survey, it hasn't done too badly.

PositionMakeModel%
1SkodaSuperb MkII92.35%
2SkodaOctavia MkII89.91%
3ToyotaAvensis MkII87.29%
    
Last placeVauxhallVectra81.29%

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