Family Cars

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»

2014 Kia Sorento
2014 Kia Sorento Video Road Test

The Kia Sorento was new just a couple of years ago--but for 2014 it's being re-engineered pretty extensively under the skin. Will the changes just bring it up to date--or is it ready now to tackle the best-selling seven-passenger crossovers? Kia says the Sorento is 80-percent new, but it doesn't...Read More»

2013 Ford Escape
10 Tips to Get The Junk Out Of The Family Car

Along with all the other New Year’s resolutions most Americans wind up making and then breaking, there are some that are not only worthwhile but can add peace of mind and even some measure of safety. High on the list is the resolve to clear out all the accumulated detritus and debris –...Read More»

2013 Ford Fusion
2013 Ford Fusion Earns IIHS Top Safety Pick Award

The 2013 Ford Fusion mid-size sedan just received the Top Safety Pick Award from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). The criteria for earning the designation include receiving “Good” ratings in offset frontal impact, side impact, side impact dynamic head restraint and...Read More»

2013 Audi allroad
Why Wouldn't You Buy A Wagon? #YouTellUs

While wagons are popular in many parts of the world, consumers in the U.S. seem to dislike wagons. Instead, crossovers seem to be the more popular choice, but why? Today's question is: why wouldn't you buy a wagon? Crossovers are often hailed for their "car-like" driving qualities--but what's more...Read More»

2013 Chevrolet Equinox
What Are Five Things Your Car Has To Have To Be Pet-Friendly?

If you own one of the approximately 78.2 million dogs in more than 46 million American households, or one of the 86.4 million cats, you know how to take care of your pet when it’s in your home. But when it comes to taking Fido or Fluffy out in the family car, do you know whether your vehicle...Read More»

2013 Chevrolet Malibu Eco
2013 Chevrolet Malibu Eco, 2012 Hyundai Azera Earn Top Safety Ratings

The 2013 Chevrolet Malibu Eco, and the 2012 Hyundai Azera—both recently redesigned family-size sedans—have earned top crash-test ratings across the board from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). Also taking into consideration their standard safety equipment, they've been...Read More»

2012 Kia Sedona
Kia Sedona Minivan Won't Return For 2013; 2014 Replacement Likely

If you like what you've been seeing from Kia as of late—we sure do, given the brand's sportier, more youthful look and feel, thanks in part from the design direction of Peter Schreyer and his crew—you might think that there must be a fresher version of the Sedona minivan just around the...Read More»

2013 Chevrolet Malibu Eco
New Car Shoppers More Affected By Rising Gas Prices (What They Buy)

Stretching the family budget has never seemed more challenging, that is, if you’re trying to allocate what’s coming in to accommodate everything going out. Factor in costs for lodging, utilities, food, clothing, educational expenses and some other necessities, and there’s not much...Read More»

2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8
Three Of Five Parents Involve Kids In Car-Buying Decisions, Study

It may come as a shock to some automakers, and a few parents, but a new proprietary study from The Family Room finds that three of five parents (57 percent) today involve their kids in car-buying decisions. The story, originally appearing in Advertising Age, caught our attention, and we wanted more...Read More»

2013 Toyota Avalon
2013 Toyota Avalon: Family Sedan Gets A Dramatic New Look

If you’ve been waiting for the long-in-the-tooth Toyota Avalon large family sedan to finally get a do-over, the wait is over. Toyota just took the wraps off the all-new 2013 Avalon at the 2012 New York Auto Show. From all accounts, the new Avalon was worth the wait, although the sedan...Read More»

2013 Chevrolet Traverse
2013 Chevrolet Traverse Preview

Chevrolet has released full details on the revamped 2013 Traverse eight-passenger family crossover ahead of its debut at the 2012 New York Auto Show. New front “face” for Chevy’s crossovers In the release announcing the details of the new Traverse, the key phrase is that the more...Read More»

2013 Ford Fusion
Bring Some Feng Shui Into Your Ride? Ford Has Some Tips

Frazzled moms bustling about tending to work and kids and other household duties aren’t the only drivers who need some peace of mind behind the wheel. We all can use a little more serenity when we drive, right? Maybe feng shui can help soothe our nerves, bring order to our in-car chaos, and...Read More»

2012 Dodge Journey
2012 Dodge Journey Family Crossover: Free Third-Row Seating Through March

Families in search of a comfortable, roomy and safe seven-passenger crossover have another reason to look at the 2012 Dodge Journey. Billed as the most affordable seven-passenger vehicle in America, the Dodge Journey mid-size crossover is available for a limited time with a no-charge third row. The...Read More»

2012 Volkswagen Passat
Kelley Blue Book’s 10 Best Family Cars Of 2012 – And How We Rate Them

Here at FamilyCarGuide, we’re always keen on annual lists of the best family cars, something we know a fair deal about. So, it is with interest that we compare Kelley Blue Book’s recently announced 10 Best Family Cars of 2012 with rankings from our sister publication TheCarConnection...Read More»

2012 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid
2012 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid Priced From $25,850

Pricing for the mid-size 2012 Sonata Hybrid, just announced by Hyundai, begins at $25,850, excluding $760 destination charge. This is good news for consumers in the market for a stylish five-passenger sedan that's rated at 40 mpg highway fuel economy. And the starting price is just $55 higher than...Read More»

2012 Dodge Charger SRT8
2012 Family Cars With The Best Navigation Systems

Getting around with the family in tow isn’t always the easiest task to accomplish. Opting for a navigation system can be an expensive proposition, and they’re not all the simplest to decipher. Display screen size and icons differ, how the systems work varies from one manufacturer to...Read More»

2013 Infiniti JX
2013 Infiniti JX: All-New Seven-Seat, Three-Row Luxury Crossover

Families looking for another alternative in a seven-seat, three-row luxury crossover have a new contender to consider: the 2013 Infiniti JX, which just debuted at the 2011 Los Angeles Auto Show. But what is it about this all-new entry in the competitive luxury crossover segment that family buyers...Read More»

2012 Honda CR-V live reveal at Los Angeles Auto Show, Nov 2011
2012 Honda CR-V: Redesigned Compact Crossover Bows At The 2011 Los Angeles Auto Show

Fans and prospective family buyers of the Honda CR-V compact crossover won’t be disappointed with the redesigned 2012 CR-V just unveiled at the 2011 Los Angeles Auto Show. What the 2012 Honda CR-V continues to offer is what family car buyers appreciate most: versatility, spaciousness...Read More»

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