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Three of the best family cars you can buy in 2018

By Cameron Kirby, 21 Jul 2018 Car Advice

Three of the best family cars you can buy in 2018

Need a new ride to haul your tribe? Here’s a selection of the cars that do it the best

Family cars are measured by their own unique set of rules and requirements, and not all are created equal. The good news for those shopping for a new way to move their clan is that WhichCar has done the hard work for you. Below is a quick shortlist of three family cars that covers most people’s needs. For more comprehensive evaluations, check out their range reviews.

Mazda CX-5 and CX-9

The Mazda CX-5 is the best-selling vehicle in the mid-size SUV class, and for good reason. It’s extremely thoughtful and well-equipped in terms of safety and practicality. It’s also the most affordable vehicle on this list with an entry price of $28,690. A healthy range of variants stretches up to a premium $49,190 flagship. If you need a third row of seats, the larger CX-9 is also brilliant, priced from $43,890 to $64,790.

Read next: 2018 Mazda CX-5 pricing and features

Kia Carnival

Should you have a larger than average family, this Korean people mover is one of the most competent when it comes to hauling up to eight people in comfort. Priced between $42,490 and $62,790, the has a jam-packed equipment list, and a lower loading height than any SUV, which makes boot access much easier to manage.

Read next: 2018 Kia Carnival Range Review

Audi Q7

If you’ve got the means for an upmarket European ride, the Audi Q7 is the pick for family-hauling duties. It’s more refined than a BMW X5 and more up-to-date than the Mercedes-Benz GLS-Class. The Q7 starts from $96,855, up to a top-of-the-line SQ7 at $153,327. The latter is a more performance-focused offering, catering to the family that likes to handle the school run with equal amounts style and speed.