The Best Family Cars with Big Boots

Whether it's a pushchair or P.E. kit, enough shopping to feed a small army, or stacks of equipment for a camping holiday, having kids will usually mean ferrying a lot of stuff around. A family car with a spacious boot is a must-have on your wish list. To help you discover what family cars have the biggest boots, check out our top picks.

What family car has the biggest boot?

With over 650 litres of boot space, the Kia Sorento, Skoda Superb Estate and SEAT Tarraco have some of the biggest boots on the family car market.

Larger families will look to a seven-seater SUV as their go-to family car, and there are some great choices available that don’t sacrifice boot space for that third row of seats. For a more traditional five-seater, we’ve taken a look at some mid-size SUVs, hatchbacks and estates to select excellent family cars with a big boot. We’d recommend looking for family cars with a minimum of 300 litres of boot space, but most options featured on our list boast significantly more room.

Keep in mind that sheer size isn’t the be-all and end-all. Other important factors include the practicality of the boot opening, the boot shape, and how high its loading lip is.

Blue Kia Sorento

1. Kia Sorento

The biggest Kia on the road, this smart SUV can carry up to seven people. Even with the rear row of seats up, you’ll find the Kia Sorento boot space is bigger than some hatchbacks. Fold that rear row flat to the floor and you’ll have a whopping 660 litres to play with – enough for people sat in all five seats to bring a huge suitcase each with room to spare.

red Skoda Superb body

2. Skoda Superb Estate

A great value buy, the Skoda Superb is a large estate car with enough space for even taller passengers to stretch out in the back. There’s also as much boot space as many SUVs offer, with 660 litres. That’s enough for a mighty 11 carry-on suitcases. The rear seats also fold flat for when you need to transport big, bulky items, giving you 1950 litres of usable space.

Black Ford Mondeo

3. Ford Mondeo

A popular choice whether you’re in the market for a new or used model, the Ford Mondeo is one of the best family estate cars, favoured for its big boot and lots of room for passengers. You’ll have 541 litres in the estate, and even the standard model offers 383 litres of usable space in the rear. The hybrid version does have slightly reduced boot space due to the location of the batteries, so that’s something to be aware of.

Black SEAT Tarraco

4. SEAT Tarraco

This good-looking SUV is one of the best seven-seaters with huge boot space out there. Even passengers in the back row get reasonably good headroom compared to most large MPVs, and folding away that third row leaves you with a simply cavernous boot of 700 litres.

Blue Volvo V60

5. Volvo V60

Refined and practical, this estate car combines huge amounts of boot space with a classy yet understated interior and a super-comfy ride. The Volvo V60 comes in at 529 litres of boot space and its large, square load space means it’s easy to pop in a pushchair or fit in several large suitcases. Carrying longer items is also no problem as the rear seats fold completely flat.

Red Skoda Karoq body

6. Skoda Karoq

Practicality and comfort are front and centre with this smart-looking compact crossover SUV. The Karoq has a boot space of 521 litres, so enough room for an extended road trip with all the family. It’s got a nifty rear seat solution too – rather than a backseat bench, you’ll find three individual rear chairs that can fold, tilt, slide and be removed independently of one another.

Which medium-sized car has the biggest boot?

If you’re a smaller family unit, you may not want a big family vehicle, especially if you live in an urban area. If you’re looking for a small family car with a large boot, take a look at this selection.

Red Honda Civic

7. Honda Civic

With its iconic exterior design and sporty looks, the Honda Civic is instantly recognisable. As well as stylish curves and lines on the outside, you’ll find a generous 490 litres of boot space on the inside.

white Peugeot 3008

8. Peugeot 3008

This compact crossover SUV has a reasonably small stature, so it’s ideal for nipping around town. The Peugeot 3008 boot space is a huge 520 litres, and its boot floor can be lowered to maximise space or raised to create a load bay that’s flush with the backseats when they’re folded flat.

Red Nissan Juke

9. Nissan Juke

Quirky looks, a big boot and good fuel economy have made the Nissan Juke super popular as a smaller family car. The boot opening is big and the space inside is square, making it easy to get large, bulky items like prams or bikes in and out. You’ll get a really useful 422 litres of boot space inside.

Mercedes-Benz E-Class

10. Mercedes-Benz E-Class

Rounding off our list, the E-Class is a saloon car with suave, stylish looks. Fold down the backseats of this executive model and you can fit in a bike without taking the wheels off. While it doesn’t offer the depth of an SUV or hatchback, the boot space is plenty long, with a load volume of 360 litres in the standard model.

Whatever suits your style, these family cars with big boot space give you plenty of ways to combine practicality and good looks. So, when you’re looking for a good family car with a big boot, be sure to keep these SUVs, estates and mid-size hatchbacks in mind, and head to our listings to find the perfect deal.

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