Looking for a comfortable family hauler that will fit your budget and isn’t ungainly? Our list of ten spacious family cars focuses on sedans, station wagons, and hatchbacks in a range of sizes. It doesn't include any crossovers, traditional SUVs, or minivans.
While American manufacturers have shied away from producing station wagons, largely due to CAFE standards, European manufacturers continue to produce a splendid selection of “shooting brakes” for stalwart fans. We’ve split our list of large family haulers 50/50. Half of the list are roomy four-door sedans, and half are five-door hatchbacks or wagons. We’ve included fuel economy ratings, along with fuel requirements, as vehicles that require high-octane premium will incur higher costs at the pump week-after-week.