Top 10 family SUVs of 2021

Top 10 family SUVs of 2021

08 June 2021 | Kate Kozlowska | 9 min read

Every day is an adventure and a test of patience when you are a family. When you’ve got one, you need a reliable vehicle that your family can count on to get you where you have to go.  When it's time to get behind the wheel, you want to make sure you choose the right car which is practical, comfortable and safe. Unfortunately, there are many models that fail to deliver on these three crucial features. 

Top 10 family SUVs of 2021

Our guide lists the 10 best SUVs to lease in 2021 for families of all shapes and sizes. Let's get started then!

10. Dacia Duster

Dacia Duster 2021
The Dacia Duster is one of the most affordable family SUVs on the market. It's got a really low price tag, and it boasts a very practical and versatile interior with plenty of space for you and your growing family. The Dacia Duster can't be mistaken for an expensive luxury SUV, but it offers a really good value for money. If you want a cost-effective SUV with more than enough everyday practicality, the Duster beats all its rivals here. 


  • very cost-effective to lease and run
  • large boot
  • 4x4 model does very well off the road


  • standard equipment not very impressive on lower trims
  • the interior doesn't match best in class
  • not the best Euro NCAP safety rating

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9. Audi Q3

Audi Q3

The Audi Q3 has an airy and spacious interior with a modern, tech-infused look. Even the base model comes equipped with plenty of technology, plus a host of safety features. It's a good car to drive and it handles well in all situations. However, the ride in Q3 SUV can be a bit firm and it can feel a little rough at times. The bigger engines sound a bit noisy, too. 


  • spacious boot
  • fantastic interior space
  • nimble


  • interior quality doesn't meet the usual Audi standards 
  • a bit firm ride 
  • infotainment system not the easiest to use

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8. Peugeot 3008

Peugeot 3008

The Peugeot 3008 has a strong design rivaling the most aggressive SUVs on the market. Its exterior styling offers a classy mixture of unusual materials and avant-garde design. The 3008's ride is also quite comfortable, although rear legroom is on the low side and the infotainment system isn't as responsive as it could be.


  • classy and high-quality interior
  • powerful engines
  • great size and practical boot


  • there could be more rear space
  • more expensive than similar SUVs
  • infotainment system can be a bit sluggish

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7. Hyundai Tuscon

Hyundai Tuscon

If space is high on your list of priorities, Tucson might be a good fit for you. It not only has plenty of room for all passengers but also more than enough room in the boot. The Hyundai Tuscon SUV is also very efficient with its hybrid power while delivering excellent road performance. It's a bit pricey though and you might find some better family SUVs with the same price tag. 


  • quality interior
  • spacious boot
  • plenty of legroom


  • handling does not match the best in class
  • slightly firm ride
  • touchscreen can be sluggish to operate

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6. Volkswagen Tiguan

Volkswagen Tiguan

This family-friendly Volkswagen SUV has been redesigned to offer more room and comfort, as well as greater efficiency.  The newest Tiguan boasts improved handling, too. It now competes against well-equipped rival cars like the BMW X1 and Volvo XC40 but also against its two cheaper sister models that are more popular among buyers.


  • great to drive
  • spacious and comfortable
  • large and practical boot


  • pricier than many of its alternatives
  • fiddly touch-sensitive controls
  • basic models look a bit dull inside and out

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5. BMW X1


The X1 has the same underpinnings as the BMW 2 Series Active Tourer and is available in both front- and all-wheel-drive configurations. The ride may be a bit noisy, though. Still, the BMW X1 is a very practical choice for a family car.


  • infotainment system you'll love
  • top quality interior
  • 5 star Euro NCAP safety rating


  • not as reliable as the best in class
  • ride on a firmer side
  • a little noisy 

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4. Seat Ateca

Seat Ateca

The Ateca was a remarkable advancement for Seat, breaking new ground for the brand and becoming the most popular model in the entire lineup. The Ateca was very well worth waiting for - it's comfortable while still offering a lot of space for its compact size, and it's also one of the best-handling cars in its class not to mention very keen pricing. 


  • affordable
  • fun to drive and handles well
  • economical engines


  • infotainment isn't the easiest to use
  • firm to drive if you have big alloys
  • some rivals have better emissions ratings

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3. Skoda Karoq

Skoda Karoq

Like the Ateca, the Karoq offers tons of excellent features for far less money than the Volkswagen Tiguan. And while it's not as sporty as the Tiguan and a bit less than the Ateca, it's still the best all-rounder offering a fantastic ride and clever rear seats that can be removed or reconfigured on the go. To top it off, Skoda Karoq comes with more standard equipment than its Seat rival. 


  • well-built
  • clever rear seats
  • comfortable to drive as long as you don't opt for big wheels


  • slightly drab styling
  • slow entry-level models
  • top models pretty expensive

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2. Range Rover Evoque

Range Rover Evoque

The Evoque is a car that catches your attention for its looks, but what really stands out is how this family SUV really performs. It’s really fun to drive, luxurious inside and amazingly practical. It’s definitely one of the most stylish SUVs on the market. Most importantly, the Range Rover Evoque makes financial sense thanks to strong resale values and affordable monthly leasing costs.


  • slow depreciation
  • lovely upmarket interior
  • beats alternatives off-road


  • headline tech not standard
  • alternatives have lower price tag
  • fuel economy not the greatest 

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1. Volvo XC40

Volvo XC40

Inside and out, almost everything about the XC40 looks and feels different than the other Volvos. The design of the front and rear lights follows the manufacture's standards, though it's clear that the designers didn't copy them too closely. The seats and overall cabin is more luxurious than other Volvos, and all-around it's a relatively affordable SUV that rides and drives better than one would expect. In our opinion, Volvo XC40 is the best and family SUV you can lease in 2021. 


  • interior feels luxurious 
  • comfortable ride 
  • generous standard features


  • fiddly infotainment system
  • manual gearbox is not pleasant 
  • can be a bit noisy at higher speeds

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Deciding on a car to transport the most important people in your life is a massive responsibility and probably one of the most important decisions in life. With so many SUV models available on the market in 2021, it can feel a bit overwhelming to make the right choice but as you can see, there are several great family cars out there and we hope that our list has helped you pick the one that fits your needs. We are confident that any of these top 10 SUVs are a great option for a family. Once you choose your perfect family car, we can help you upgrade to your new vehicle in no time. Contact us today or hit "Enquire Now" button on your chosen vehicle page and we'll take care of the rest. 


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