Posted by: Kisling, Nestico & Redick, LLC
If you’re looking for the best family vehicle, consider one of these top-rated automobiles. Each is an Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) Top Safety Pick and listed as the best family vehicles in 2014 by U.S. News and World Report or Kelley Blue Book. The list of best family cars is in no particular order.
1. Mazda 3
If you’re looking for a compact car, the Mazda 3 may be a good option. Both 2014 compact sedan and hatchback models were named best family vehicles by the U.S. News and World Report.
2. Mazda 6
The U.S. News and World Report cites the 2014 Mazda 6’s fuel economy, performance, and large, upscale cabin as justifying its distinction as best midsize car for families.
3. Honda Odyssey
U.S. News and World Report gives the van a rating of 9.7 out of 10, and the EPA reports the van gets 28 mpg on the highway.
4. Toyota Sienna
A runner-up on the U.S. News and World Report list of best minivans for families and one of the KBB best family vehicles in 2014, the Sienna is a 2015 Top Safety Pick.
5. Subaru Outback
It has an EPA-estimated 30 miles per gallon on the highway and those who need a little more power can opt for the six-cylinder engine.
6. Ford Fusion Hybrid
If you’re looking for a car that’s great on gas and will keep you and your family safe and sound, the Ford Fusion Hybrid could be a good pick. The 2014 model gets 41 miles per gallon on the highway and 44 in the city, this car is as efficient as it is safe.
7. Acura MDX
U.S. News and World Report named the MDX its best luxury three-row midsize SUV for families in 2014. It cites its better fuel economy than most other vehicles in its class (20/28) and long-term ownership costs.
8. Mazda CX-5
In 2014, it was U.S. News and World Report’s top compact SUV for families. It cited good fuel economy and plenty of room in the cabin.
9. Honda Accord
An inclusion on the KBB’s 12 Best Family Cars of 2014 for its rear-seat room for child booster seats and lots of trunk room, the Accord sedan is also an IIHS Top Safety Pick for model years 2014 and 2015.
10. Honda CR-V
The CR-V made the KBB list for best family cars of 2014 for its simple folding second row and other features. It is also a 2015 Top Safety Pick.
Pick the Right Car for Your Family
Keep in mind that features and safety ratings might change with model years, so make sure you fully understand all features available for the model year you’re buying.
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