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Top 16 New Cars for Families
February 11, 2016The 2016 Honda Civic, 2016 Chevrolet Impala, and 2016 Nissan Pathfinder are three models that make up Kelley Blue Book's (KBB) Best Family Cars of 2016.
This year's winners were determined after extensive testing and evaluation with a focus on safety, comfort, convenience, spaciousness, and fit of various child safety car seats. After narrowing down the field to two dozen finalists, KBB.com's editors finalized the list of 16 that includes sedans, minivans, and two and three-row crossover/SUVs. The full list of winners are below.
If you're considering adding any of these top family picks to your garage, I recommend using TrueCar No Haggle and CarsDirect to see the lowest prices dealers are offering in your local area.
|Category||Vehicle||Model's Best Family Car Highlights|
|Sedan||2016 Honda Civic||All-around great car, KBB.com's Overall Best Buy of 2016, generous standard equipment, loads of safety features, |
cool new redesign.
|Sedan||2016 Honda Accord||Roomy, high-quality interior, added style and safety from recent refresh, solid drivetrain, good economy.|
|Sedan||2016 Kia Optima||KBB.com's Midsize Car Best Buy of 2016, stylish, feature-packed, family friendly.|
|Sedan||2016 Chevrolet Malibu||All-new redesign, additional safety and efficiency, comfortable and accommodating interior makes it easy to |
|Sedan||2016 Chevrolet Impala||Roomy cabin and trunk, technologically sophisticated, contemporary looks, multiple drivetrain choices.|
|Sedan||2016 Hyundai Sonata||Value pricing and class-leading warranty combined with solid resale value and refinement all can take on class leaders.|
|2-Row Crossover/SUV||2016 Honda HR-V||All-new nameplate in hot segment, surprisingly roomy second row, great for a small family in the city.|
|2-Row Crossover/SUV||2016 Honda CR-V||Versatile, enjoyable and practical, makes excellent use of space, one of the roomiest small SUVs available, enviable |
|2-Row Crossover/SUV||2016 Subaru Outback||Outstanding room for both passengers and cargo, benefits of both wagon and SUV, excellent AWD and capable |
off-roading abilities provide peace of mind.
|Minivan||2016 Kia Sedona||Style and function, modern interior, impressive available safety features at affordable price, less bulky feel |
compared to other minivans.
|Minivan||2016 Honda Odyssey||Unparalleled combination of flexibility, seating, on-road dynamics and features, Wide Mode easily fits three car seats |
across second row.
|Minivan||2016 Toyota Sienna||Versatile, flexible, capable, only minivan to offer optional AWD, high resale value and IIHS Top Safety Pick+ for minivans.|
|3-Row Crossover/SUV||2016 Nissan Pathfinder||Available around-view monitor, no child seat hassle with EZ Flex & Glide system, pitch-perfect on the road.|
|3-Row Crossover/SUV||2016 Toyota Highlander||Solid combination of comfort, quality, space and convenience features, unsurpassed level of powertrain choice.|
|3-Row Crossover/SUV||2016 Honda Pilot||Totally redesigned, "the family-friendliest midsize SUV in existence," sophisticated suite of available driving technologies, |
|3-Row Crossover/SUV||2016 Chevrolet Tahoe||Truck-based SUV offers towing and off-roading capabilities, recent redesign, various connectivity features, |
carries up to nine people and gear.
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