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The Best Family Cars of 2017

February 16, 2017

This week, KBB released a list of top vehicles they recommend for families, based on safety, value, reputation, driving manners, comfort and convenience, cargo versatility, technology, and fit of various rear-facing and forward-facing child safety car seats.

Check out the list of winners below, and as always, if you're shopping for a new car right now, I recommend you use TrueCar and Edmunds Price Promise to quickly see the best deals being offered in your area.

Best Two-Row SUVs for Families
2017HondaCR-V
2017SubaruOutback
2017KiaSportage
2017HondaHR-V
Best Three-Row SUVs for Families
2017ToyotaHighlander
2017HondaPilot
2017NissanPathfinder
2017ChevroletTahoe
Best Minivans for Families
2017ToyotaSienna
2017HondaOdyssey
2017ChryslerPacifica
2017KiaSedona

My Recommendation for Car Shoppers

TrueCar No-Haggle, Edmunds Price Promise, and 1-800 Car Show are the quickest way to see the lowest car prices in your area. These sites show you no-haggle prices from dealers closest to you - and the deals are usually really good. This should be the first step you take when negotiating your car price. Follow this up with my checklist to make sure you squeeze out every last bit of savings.

California Residents - Important:

There is a new online car buying service called Roadster, available only to California residents, which I highly recommend you try - especially if you hate the stress of haggling with a car salesman. They provide an expert concierge who negotiates the price of the car and delivers it to your home with zero hassle - you never have to interact with a dealership. Here is my in-depth review of Roadster and why I recommend it.

- 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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