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The Best Cars for Families

US News & World Report's Best Cars Blog recently named the winners of its 2016 Best Cars for Families. The annual list names what they consider to be the best cars, minivans, and SUVs for families when it comes to things like space, reliability, and family-friendly features.

Winners were named in 21 different categories for cars, SUVs and minivans. Winners include the 2016 Kia Soul, which won for both Best Compact Car and Best Hatchback for Families; the 2016 Honda HR-V for Best Subcompact SUV for families, and 2016 Chevrolet Impala for Best Large Car for Families. The full list of winners is below.

If you're considering adding any of these top family vehicles to your garage, find the lowest prices around on TrueCar No Haggle and CarsDirect .

Best Upscale Small Car for Families2016 Mercedes-Benz C-Class
Best Hatchback for Families & Best Compact Car for Families2016 Kia Soul
Best Wagon for Families2016 Subaru Outback
Best Midsized Car for Families2016 Chevrolet Malibu
Best Upscale Midsized Car for Families2016 Mercedes-Benz E-Class
Best Large Car for Families2016 Chevrolet Impala
Best Luxury Large Car for Families2016 Audi A7
Best Hybrid Car for Families2016 Lexus GS Hybrid
Best Subcompact SUV for Families2016 Honda HR-V
Best Luxury Subcompact SUV for Families2016 BMW X1
Best Compact SUV for Families2016 Honda CR-V
Best Luxury Compact SUV for Families2016 Mercedes-Benz GLC
Best Hybrid SUV for Families2016 Toyota Highlander Hybrid
Best 2-Row SUV for Families2016 Nissan Murano
Best Luxury 2-Row SUV for Families2016 Mercedes-Benz GLE
Best 3-Row SUV for Families2016 Honda Pilot
Best Luxury 3-Row SUV for Families2016 Volvo XC90
Best Large SUV for Families2016 GMC Yukon
Best Luxury Large SUV for Families2016 Cadillac Escalade
Best Minivan for Families2016 Honda Odyssey

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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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