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Top 10: Large family cars

If you’re after a comfortable and spacious family hauler, the MPVs and SUVs that crowd the current market are very tempting but there is another way. There are still plenty of traditional saloons and hatchbacks that are more than capable of fulfilling family duties with a dash of style and practicality. 

Here then is the pick of the bunch as decided by you:

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Skoda Octavia

Skoda’s best-selling model in the UK is one of our favourite large family cars. A great all-rounder, it’s a practical choice with a 590-litre boot capable of swallowing all the clutter a family can throw at it, while the spacious and comfortable cabin will keep passengers happy too. Strong build quality and a logical dashboard layout are further plusses.

It doesn’t offer the most exciting of driving experiences but it rides and handles well. The smooth 1.2-litre 105PS petrol engine is a good performer but it’s the punchy and frugal diesel engines that make the most sense.

Read the full Skoda Octavia review

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