Accommodating a large family of five or more on a trip can be quite a challenge, especially if each family member also has to take along some luggage, school bags, or sports gear. For bigger families, it is usually best to have a vehicle with enough seats and a large capacity cubby. Often, having the 7 seat option, even if it is used less frequently, can give additional flexibility to families. Times when grandparents come along for the ride or school, sport pickups with additional children being transported.It can also be good to find a vehicle with modern features like climate control since these extras can help eliminate a lot of sibling disputes. 

Let’s take a look at some of the best people movers that can be functional, safe, and comfortable for a larger family.


SUVs (Sports Utility vehicles) have been favoured by families ever since the 1940s when the first patents started hitting the market. Unlike your average family car, these are designed with a sporty edge and they are higher off the ground which enables drivers to take to different terrains. The semi-off road vehicles can accommodate more passengers and they are functional for a greater variety of activities. Here are some of the best SUV-type vehicles that cover a range of budgets for families of five and more. 

  • Mercedes-Benz GLS-Class- This elegant vehicle is a seven-seater with a 630L boot that is certainly large enough to accommodate your family on trips. The vehicle also features a great sound system and full-tilt technology that can ease long road trips.
  • Land Rover Range Rover –Range Rover isn’t the most affordable vehicle on the market but it sure is beautiful. This 5-door car can accommodate 7 passengers and it offers lots of storage space with a minimum of a  835L boot capacity.
  • Audi RS Q8-The Audi RSQ8 also has 7 seats, a relatively large boat and it offers superior handling and advanced acceleration as well as lots of advanced tech features to enhance your comfort. Provides storage space with a minimum of 605L boot capacity.
  • BMW X5 –The BMW X5 offers 5-7 seat options providing great practicality, lovely interiors and is considered one of the superior handling SUV’s that would suit keen drivers. Boot space in 5 seat configuration is a minimum 650L boot capacity. 
  • Hyundai Palisade-The Hyundai Palisade offers both 7-8 seater options for growing families and provides an upscale, luxurious and high-tech driving environment. Loaded with safety features, it also offers FWD V6 and Diesel AWD options. Minimum Boot space is 311L to a maximum capacity of 1297L.
  • Kia Sorento-The Kia Sorento is a multi award winning SUV taking out the Carsales best Family SUV in 2021 & 2022. It provides a practical family 7 seater platform with excellent technology, safety, comfort and convenience. Kia is still one of the few that offer a full 7 year factory warranty. Minimum Boot space is 187L to a maximum capacity of 2011L.
  • Toyota Kluger-The Toyota Kluger offers lots of family practicality and space with proven Toyota reliability and lower service costs which is always a strong selling feature for families. Minimum Boot space is 241L to a maximum capacity of 1150L.

Station Wagon

Station wagons or wagons as they are also referred to, are also a good option for large families who might need something simple and affordable. SUV’s dominate the family car market but the less popular Station Wagon does everything a SUV does without the additional height. It offers car driveability, less weight, better economy and all the practicality of an SUV.

These vehicles usually have a passenger compartment that extends to the back of the vehicle and is ideal for transporting a lot of luggage. Most of these vehicles also have seats that can fold down so you can accommodate sleeping children on camping trips. Let’s explore some great station wagons for large families. 

  • Volvo V60 Cross County

This 5 seater comes with lots of comfort features like heated front seats and leather upholstery. It also has a very large trunk and is a must for families who love to go on long trips.  Boot space in 5 seat configuration is a minimum 529L boot capacity.

  • Skoda Superb

The Skoda Superb is very sleek and stylish in design. This 5-seater is a good option if you are looking for something affordable and functional and it certainly will have plenty of room for everyone to sit comfortably. Minimum Boot space is 660L to a maximum capacity of 1950L.


A minivan is an ideal solution for families with 4 or more children. These vehicles come in many different sizes and usually have 3 rows of seats that accommodate 8 – 9 passengers. It provides easy access for passengers with sliding doors. With some minivans, you can adjust the seat quantity by removing some seats and most of these vans have lots of space for cargo. Here are some of the most popular minivans of 2023. 

  • Kia Carnival

This elite minivan with its 3.6 liter V6 engine has a lot of advanced safety features. Each of the nine seats is equipped with an airbag and the spacious cabin is ideal for hauling around a group of kids.

  • Volkswagen Multivan

This Multivan is a good option if you want something a bit more luxurious. The minivan is an attractive option for families because the interior is very spacious and it has an attractive vintage-inspired design that camping families absolutely love. 

My Next Car Buying Agency

If you need help finding a suitable vehicle for your large family then you should give My Next Car Buying Agency a call. We can help you look for a vehicle that suits your travelling needs, budget, and personal taste to perfection so your family can be as safe and comfortable as possible on long family trips. 

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