The best car boots for prams (2019)

1. Audi A3 Sportback (2013+)

The Audi A3 Sportback has been a family favourite for many years, and was even voted ‘Family Car of the Year’ in 2013.

Size

A 380-litre boot, which can be expanded to 1,220 litres when the rear seats are folded down. This means the car can fit most normal-sized prams with relative ease.

Easy to get the pram in?

Yes. As the boot is a standard rectangular shape with a small lip into it, there won’t be much awkward manoeuvring. If you have a particularly large pram, you will likely need to push the back seats down.

Good all-round family car?

  • Best suited for smaller families—larger prams may need extra space
  • Spacious interior
  • 50 litres of fuel lasts approx. 500 miles

Reviews

“Great build quality, which is what you expect from Audi; really good, efficient engine mated to a very slick manual gearbox. Plenty of performance for a 1.4lt engine. Inside, the cabin is everything you would expect; comfortable sports seats, good in-car tech and a real feel of luxury.”

Cost

From £11,800

2. Skoda Yeti (2009–2017)

The Skoda Yeti offers both reliability and practicality in a spacious and economical vehicle.

Size

A 416-litre boot, which can expand to 1,580 litres with the rear seats folded down. You can also remove the rear seats completely for 1,760 litres of space.

Easy to get the pram in?

As you can see from the image on the right, the boot offers both width and height. Larger prams can fit easily when placed at an angle. The variety of options—single boot, rear seats down, rear seats removed—means you can choose how best to store your pram.

Good all-round family car?

  • Spacious interior
  • Several options for storage
  • Frugal fuel consumption

Reviews

“What really impressed was the Yeti’s usability. A tough, versatile interior makes it one of the best family cars going, while economy is a strong suit, too.”

“Carpool 3 kids in it, easy to park, high driving position compared to cars, v economical. I’m happy to recommend it!... I put in a Hatchbag boot liner the weekend I got the car which covers the whole boot and looks amazing!”

Cost

From £12,270 (used)

3. Citroën C4 Cactus (2014–2018)

Bold design. Great mileage and great prices. Perfect for a new family.

Size

A 358-litre boot with the seats up and a 1,170-litre boot with the seats down. Smaller/foldable prams will fit snugly inside.

Easy to get a pram in?

Compared to its competitors, the Citroën’s boot is narrower but deeper. Also, it has a slightly larger boot lip which can make getting prams in and out slightly more awkward.

Good all-round family car?

  • Great fuel efficiency
  • Very comfortable for driver and passengers
  • Perfect for smaller/growing families

Reviews

“This vehicle does everything I ask, it’s comfortable, economical. It’s about my seventh Citroën from new and have never had a problem. I love it.”

“Comfortable ride as a cruiser, but seats cosseting and supportive. Practical, good-size boot, well equipped and access into the doors is good.”

Cost

From £11,830 (used)

4. Skoda Octavia (2013+)

The Skoda Octavia boasts one of the biggest boots in its class. The Estate also offers easy access for your prams and buggy.

Size

590 to 610 litres as standard, 1,740 litres with the back seats down. This is one of the biggest boots available, accommodating large prams and buggies with ease.

Easy to get a pram in?

Yes. The massive boot size means your pram/buggy will fit comfortably inside.

Good all-round family car?

  • Spacious for passengers
  • Lots of boot room
  • Affordable to run
  • Great for a growing family

Reviews

“The vehicle is exactly what I required with regards to room and driveability.”

“Saloon shape but actually a practical hatchback. Far superior interior quality than outgoing model. Very practical with a large boot. Feels solid.”

Cost

From £17,000 (used)

5. Honda Civic (2012–2017)

The Honda Civic may look compact on the outside, but provides plenty of boot space.

Size

A 478-litre boot, the second largest of our collection. Low to the ground, the boot is easy to access, but does have a larger lip which can be awkward for some.

Easy to get a pram in?

The large, low boot means placing heavy objects inside requires little manoeuvring. The large lip may be an issue for some.

Good all-round family car?

  • Great fuel economy
  • Stylish look
  • Spacious
  • Innovative folding seats
  • Great for small/medium families

Reviews

“Love the boot capacity and the way the rear seats fold down flat.”

“A huge boot and innovative seat-folding system make the Honda Civic very practical.”

Cost

From £18,040 (used)

Best small car to fit a pram: the Mini Countryman (2017)

The Mini Countryman offers all the style and fun of the Mini while being family-friendly too.

Size

For such a small car, the Mini Countryman has massive boot space—450 litres with the seats up and 1,390 litres with the seats down.

Easy to get the pram in?

Can comfortably fit any major-brand buggy or pram.

Good all-round family car?

  • Classic style
  • Four doors makes it easier to strap kids into their seats
  • Large boot for the size of car
  • Great for families living in the city

Reviews

“In its latest guise the Countryman has grown into a more useful car than ever before, while retaining enough of the charm of other Minis to feel genuinely different to rivals.”

“I love it. It's small and peppy and fits everything I need it to fit. It looks great and runs great and is fun to drive. I could not be happier.”

Price

From £22,465

Protect your pram and car with a boot liner

The best way to keep your car and pram in pristine condition is to use a car boot liner.

The best kind of boot liners are made from tough, waterproof and non-absorbent fabric. This level of protection means your boot stays clean from any mess.

Extra padding can protect your pram from being knocked around while on the road.

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