The Best Family Cars of 2016
This week, Consumer Reports released a list of top vehicles they recommend for families, ranging from those with young kids to teenagers, and even grandparents.
They filtered vehicles based on factors such as ease of child-seat installation, short-person access, and the ability to see out the rear windows for school-age kids. And of course all of these vehicles performed well on CR tests, have good safety ratings, and have average or better reliability.
|Families With Young Children|
|Audi Q7||$54,800 - $64,300|
|Hyundai Azera||$34,100 - $39,300|
|Subaru Impreza hatchback||$18,295 - $23,595|
|Dodge Durango||$30,495 - $44,595|
|Families with School-Age Kids|
|Kia sorento||$25,100 - $43,300|
|Toyota Highlander||$30,490 - $50,485|
|Honda Accord||$22,205 - $34,680|
|Lexus ES||$38,100 - $41,020|
|Families with Teenagers|
|Subaru Outback||$24,995 - $33,395|
|Toyota Avalon||$32,650 - $41,950|
|Buick Enclave||$39,065 - $49,515|
|Ford Flex||$29,600 - $42,600|
|Families with Grandparents|
|Acura MDX||$43,015 - $57,230|
|Toyota RAV4||$24,350 - $33,610|
|Toyota Prius V||$26,675 - $30,935|
|Kia Soul||$15,900 - $35,950|
|Families With a bit of Everything|
|Lexus LS 460||$72,520 - $82,305|
|Subaru Forester||$22,395 - $33,795|
|Lexus RX||$41,900 - $57,045|
|Toyota Sienna||$28,850 - $46,410|
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- Gregg Fidan
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About: Gregg Fidan
Gregg Fidan + is the founder of RealCarTips. After being ripped off on his first car purchase, he devoted several years to figuring out the best ways to avoid scams and negotiate the best car deals. He has written hundreds of articles on the subject of car buying and taught thousands of car shoppers how to get the best deals.
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