Family

What kind of car is best for families? Our poll results
What kind of car is best for families? Our poll results

Some of you remember the 1970s. Back then, America had one family car: the station wagon. For decades, it had served as the only respectable means for parents and kids to travel together. Then, in the 1980s, someone got the bright idea to overhaul the customized vans once favored by the Symbionese...Read More»

2017 Chrysler Pacifica
2017 Chrysler Pacifica: A ‘Paradigm Shift’ For Minivans, As Dodge Preps Crossover

The debut of the 2017 Chrysler Pacifica marks a lot more than a name change and a new, sixth-generation version of Chrysler’s minivans. For one, it’s the first minivan on the U.S. market to get a plug-in hybrid version, the Pacifica Hybrid, which will offer 30 miles of pure electric...Read More»

A Dream Garage
Analysis: The More Cars You Have, The More You Drive One Of Them

The fewer vehicles you have in your household, the more likely you are to put some serious miles on each of those wheels, right? Actually, that’s not at all the case. U.S. households with four to six vehicles are likely to put more than 20,000 miles annually on just one of their vehicles. And...Read More»

2015 Kia Sedona
2015 Kia Sedona: Crash-Test Ratings Now All In, And Excellent

The 2015 Kia Sedona has been crash-tested by the federal government for occupant protection, and with its mostly top-tier Insurance Institute for Highway (IIHS) ratings already in as well, safety ratings for this fully redesigned minivan now jump past those of some key rivals. ALSO SEE: 2015 Ford...Read More»

2015 Chrysler Town & Country
Chrysler Readying Plug-In Hybrid Minivan: Would It Fit Your Needs?

Would you reconsider a minivan, if it offered an advanced plug-in hybrid powertrain that would be able to do short errands and perhaps your commute on electricity alone? It’s a question that Chrysler—now FCA, as the broader automaker that includes Fiat, Dodge, Ram, and Alfa...Read More»

2015 Dodge Grand Caravan
Six Most Affordable Vehicles With Third-Row Seating

If you want a new vehicle with three rows of seating, and you’re on a tight budget, your options can become surprisingly limited. ALSO SEE: Is The Ford F-150 America's Favorite Luxury Vehicle? Affordability is the issue. There's no dearth of vehicles offering a handy third row and seating for...Read More»

Car seats - Evenflo Embrace 35
Popular Evenflo Child Seat Recalled For Problematic Buckle

About 202,000 child seats by the company Evenflo are being recalled for an issue that might cause difficulty in quickly releasing the buckle—and thus, removing the child. The recall potentially affects 202,346 'Embrace 35' rear-facing child seats from the brand made from December 2011 through...Read More»

Weekend in 30-foot Airstream Flying Cloud trailer, Mystic KOA, N Stonington, CT, July 2013
Airstream Weekend: Luxury Living In Classic Aluminum Trailer

With winter weather on the wane across much of North America, it's time to think about summer vacation. And if you've ever wanted to spend a weekend in what may be the best-known and most glamorous of travel trailers, the renowned Airstream company can help you in your quest. DON'T MISS: The...Read More»

Drowsy driver - AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety
Drivers 19-24 Still Nodding Off Behind The Wheel, Says AAA

Younger drivers might be bright-eyed and bushy-tailed, but it might only be because of the energy drinks they're gulping down to counter chronic fatigue and stay alert behind the wheel. One year later and not much difference in the behavior of younger drivers ages 19-24 – they’re still...Read More»

Halloween
Keep Halloween Safe: Driving Tips For Parents

Along with shopping for just the right costume for the annual trick-or-treat outing, the AAA has some words of caution for parents to help keep their children safe this Halloween. One of the deadliest nights of the year for pedestrians – especially children, Halloween is a time when motorists...Read More»

Teen Driver - Ed Cunicelli, courtesy The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
It's Teen Driver Safety Week--Do You Know How Your Kids Are Driving?

For millions of teens, driving is considered a rite of passage, a golden ticket to freedom and independence. Learning to drive safely is of paramount importance as teens approach this important milestone. Now in its seventh year, the National Teen Driver Safety Week is an annual awareness-raising...Read More»

parking - How to Park: the Must-Read Manual for Teen Drivers
Teach Your Teen How To Park A Car

Your teen is driving now? Congratulations or apologies, either way. It's not the most eagerly anticipated parental role--getting involved in a teenager’s required supervised driving practice--but now, at least, it can be a little less stressful and more productive when it comes to parking the...Read More»

Anne Murray Will Have Her Revenge On Kanye West
Anne Murray Is The Jam For Safer Teen Drivers; Kanye Loses, Again

It shouldn’t be a surprise, but maybe it is. A new Israeli study of teen drivers found that music choices affected driving ability, and that soft rock calmed driving styles while fast-paced styles like rap compromised safe driving ability. How much was that driving ability compromised? As the...Read More»

Spy shots of a 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT powered by the ‘Hellcat’ supercharged Hemi V-8
One in Three Teens "Just Not Interested" In Driving: AAA

Less than half of all American teenagers get their first driver's license within a year of becoming eligible to drive, a new study from AAA says. In stark contrast to 20 years ago, when more than two-thirds of teens got their driver’s license before they turned 18, only 44 percent of today's...Read More»

Child vehicular heatstroke deaths -temperatures climb quickly in parked cars
Parked Cars Deadly For Kids This Summer

It’s only mid-July and already 21 children under the age of five have died from heatstroke in parked cars across America. Child safety advocacy groups urge parents and caregivers to take extra precautions this summer to help prevent child fatalities resulting from leaving kids unattended in...Read More»

Teen driver
Adding A Teen Driver Can Send Parents’ Auto Policy Rates Soaring

With summer almost here and teens eager to get behind the wheel, parents may be weighing the prospect of adding their son or daughter to their existing auto policy. This could prove very costly to the family budget. Based on a new study from InsuranceQuotes.com, families adding a teen driver will...Read More»

Teens in car - AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety
Ford Teen Driving Survey: Guys Speed, Girls Talk

With vehicle crashes the leading cause of death among teens, a new teen driving survey looks at teen driving practices, behaviors and perceptions – and shows some surprising (and not so surprising) results. Conducted for Ford by Penn Schoen Berland, the study involved 500 teens aged 15...Read More»

Car accident
Younger Women Drivers More Likely To Die In Crashes Than Younger Men: Study

An analysis of 50 years of crash data by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) finds that younger women drivers, aged 21-30, are 25.9 percent more likely to die in crashes than their male counterparts of the same age. The study also found that, later in life, women drivers are...Read More»

Drunk driver
To Combat Drunk Driving, NTSB Wants Tougher Blood-Alcohol Limits

Seeking to toughen the allowable alcohol limit for drivers, the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) is calling on states to lower the legal blood alcohol content (BAC) to 0.05 or lower from the current 0.08. The intent behind the proposed new standard is to cut down on the nearly 10,000...Read More»