Best Family Cars to drive

Best Family Cars to drive

24 May 2019

While driving a flashy set of wheels is an ongoing goal for many motorists, the need to have a safe, reliable and functional vehicle is an even more important and realistic goal, especially for those who have a family. Here is a breakdown of some of the most family-friendly cars available in the international vehicle market.

Volvo V60 Polestar

One can’t go wrong with Volvo wagons, as they are some of the most safe, sensible cars on the market. The Polestar version from the Swedish car manufacturer, offers a twin-charged inline-four and an all-wheel drive.


As a four-door car, the BMW M5 serves its purpose as a family car while still offering the same speed, power and luxury that BMW is renowned for.

Tesla Model S P100D

While Tesla (owned by South African born Elon Musk) hasn’t yet come to South Africa, it’s making a big splash in overseas markets. The Tesla Model S is quite practical for a sedan due to a large hatch and an optional rear-facing third-row seat. It is the quickest sedan in the world and also equipped with the expensive “Ludicrous Mode" option, which allows the four-door sedan to go from 0 to 60 mph in an incredibly quick 2.8 seconds.

Range Rover Sport SVR

Nothing says “family car” more than an SUV, and the seven-seater 575-hp V-8 from Range Rover Sport certainly fits the mould.

Ford Focus RS

One could arguably say that the Focus RS could be designated as the ultimate five-door hatch. It is the only car that can transport a small family and also comes with a dedicated "drift mode."

Volkswagen Golf SportWagen TSI

Volkswagen has long had a reputation for stealthy performance and the standard Sportwagen continues that trend. It has a torquey turbocharged inline-four, an outstanding chassis, and a five-speed manual in base trim that is optioned with an automatic.

Mercedes-AMG E63 S Wagon

With a solid name like Mercedes behind a car, it is already an enticing prospect for motorists. Throw in the fact that the Mercedes-AMG E63 S Wagon is the most powerful station wagon in the U.S., and you’d be foolish not to consider snapping up this vehicle. This 603-hp V8 is an all-wheel-drive and can rocket from 0-60 mph in 3.4 seconds.


Whatever family car you choose, make sure that you have security in place to protect your vehicle and your family. Cartrack’s world-class recovery team is available 24/7 to help ensure you have peace of mind on the road.

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