At Citroën we have many vehicles that could compete for 'best family car' – in fact, several have already won such a prize, including Top Gear’s Family Car of the Year 2011 and Diesel Magazine’s Large Car of the Year 2012, both awarded to DS5!

On this page, we'll look at Citroëns of several sizes, including our best small family cars. However, Citroën MPVs make excellent large family cars - if you have more than three children or need to carry a large amount of gear, check out our people carriers section as well!

A family has perhaps the largest effect on the car you choose and the way you drive - a good family car must be capable of carrying at least three people, plus luggage, on journeys that might be anything from a supermarket run to a driving holiday. You'll need to consider the size of the boot (especially for prams) and ensure that the back seats are accessible so that you can reach your child easily. Young children will need safety seats and your new family car will have to fit them correctly - on new cars, this is no problem, but you'll need to check used cars for compliance. That said,our cars make some of the best used family cars as well!

C3 PICASSO

BERLINGO MULTISPACE

C4

DS4

NEW C4 PICASSO

C5 SALOON

C5 TOURER

DS5

DISPATCH COMBI

C3 PICASSO
The C3 Picasso was named ‘Best Family Car’ of 2009 by the Daily Express’ Motoring team, and it remains a high point of the family car market. Two safety seat points, six airbags and a innovative braking system make for an ultra-safe ride.
BERLINGO MULTISPACE
4x4 and MPV Driver Magazine’s 'MPV of the Year' in 2009, Berlingo Multispace has lost none of its effectiveness as a family vehicle. Ultimately adaptable with five independently removable rear seats, it carries like a van and drives with Citroën style.
C4
The C4 for 2011 brings the product line right up to date. This refined five-seater provides a luxurious drive without compromising family practicality; the best-in-class boot will accommodate all your family's essentials, and our Stop-Start system will slash your fuel costs.
DS4
Not the most conventional of family cars, but a gorgeous one. If you want something a bit different, then underneath the exterior of the Most Beautiful Car of the Year 2011, you’ll find a practical and fun family vehicle (and you may also find the international Engine of the Year, as an option on DS4). All the space of an MPV, but a different sense of style.
NEW C4 PICASSO
The definitive practical family car, New C4 Picasso is a compact MPV – meaning a huge boot, great visibility (with panoramic views to delight any driver) and diesel options for unbeatable economy.
GRAND C4 PICASSO
Seven seats to fit everyone’s life. Grand C4 Picasso was the three-times winner of the What Car? MPV of the Year award and snapped up their Green Awards accolade in 2009. For the larger family, their friends and their dog.
C5 SALOON
A reinvention of family cars as luxury transportation, there are few rides more comfortable than the C5 saloon. Your family will be snug in this mature vehicle as C5 helps you keep them safe with advanced safety braking, wide angle headlamps and the highest standard of body protection.
C5 TOURER
Supremely secure, meet the four-time winner of the British Insurance Vehicle Security Awards (Best Family Car). The diesel-only Tourer will carry all the things you and your family need, as far as you want to go, and keep them safe. But make no mistake, it is still a C5, with no compromises on comfort and style.
DS5
Top Gear’s Family Car of the Year 2011. Do we need to say anything more? If so, let’s talk about the groundbreaking crossover design, generous boot size and the flagship Hybrid4 powertrain that delivers 74mpg and zero emissions tax.
DISPATCH COMBI
Reinventing the large MPV, the Dispatch Combi is a family car for the largest and most extended family. With enormous luggage capacity even when fitted with nine seats, there’s nothing it can’t handle.

As your children grow, the number of trips you make will only increase. You may need to find the most economical family car you can, so you may want to pay particular attention to the fuel consumption numbers. Citroën offer both diesel and petrol options on many models, for economical family cars to suit all drivers.

You will need to carefully research your family car; we recommend downloading brochures and studying them. Also, don't buy before taking it for a test drive; you can book to test drive Citroëns from the links above.