The size of your family is normally the key decision in which car to choose but again the price can narrow the decision. There are some great family cars that don’t cost the earth and the Vauxhall Agila Ecoflex is one to consider, it averages nearly 63mpg and emits just 120g/km of Co2 emissions. It is good to drive, solidly built and quite roomy. The Vauxhall Agila EcoFLEX diesel is more of an all-rounder, with a punchy low end that makes it feel faster than the 13.3-second 0-60mph time suggests. The interior design of the Vauxhall Agila EcoFLEX definitely feels more Suzuki than Vauxhall the boot space is small but there is storage under the floor and the rear seats fold. Prices start at approximately £11,630.
The new Citroen Berlingo Multispace 1.6 is currently available for just £10,120. The Citroen Berlingo gives you a lot of space for the money. This is a car aimed at families and the sliding doors make access easy and there is an option of three separate seats which makes the Citroen Berlingo one of the few five seat cars suitable for carrying three children in child restraints across the back. Running costs are reasonable with the diesels capable of approximately 50mpg.If you’re looking for a spacious, practical family MPV at a low price, the Berlingo makes a good choice.
The Peugeot Partner Teepee is more van like but extremely roomy, the standard Peugeot Partner Tepee is available with a pair of extra seats in the rear, giving the five-seater space to accommodate seven. The Teepee is capable of 0-60mph in 15.3s. The top speed is a more than adequate 99mph and the vehicle rides on up-rated suspension to help cope with the heavier loads associated with the seven-seat capacity. Prices start at £13,680.
The Skoda Fabia Estate 1.6 TD CRS is a great looking car and cheap to run. It returns 67.3 mpg and has co2 emissions of just 109g/km. It is capable of 0-62mpg in 14.2 seconds and can cover 1000 miles for approximately £85.04. Prices start at £12,935.