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British hospital uses miniature cars to ease kids' worries ahead of surgery
British hospital uses miniature cars to ease kids' worries ahead of surgery

The last place kids want to spend time is in the hospital, but one medical center in Britain has a fleet of miniature cars to help kids keep their minds off of surgery. The BBC reported on the mini cars used at the James Cook University Hospital in Middlesbrough, highlighting a frequent visitor...Read More»

Texting while driving
Survey: Most parents don't enforce teen driver safety laws

A new survey shows almost a quarter of parents don't enforce teen driver safety laws, better known as Graduated Drivers Licensing (GDL) restrictions. Insure.com produced the results of its 2018 study last month, which showed 17 percent of parents said they sometimes don't enforce the laws. Five...Read More»

2019 Hyundai Santa Fe
2019 Hyundai Santa Fe: two- and three-row crossover is bigger, squarer, and now has a diesel

The New York auto show whose media days ended Thursday saw several debuts of high-volume crossover utility vehicles. One was a redesigned 2019 Hyundai Santa Fe mid-size crossover, which gained size, new features, and considerably more traditional and upright SUV-like styling. Hyundai said the base...Read More»

2017 Chrysler Pacifica long-term road test, after 2,100-mile road trip, June 2017
2017 Chrysler Pacifica Limited long-term road test: what do our passengers say?

The months keep passing by and the odometer continues to rack up miles on our long-term 2017 Chrysler Pacifica Limited. We like this van a lot—after all, we named it our Best Car to Buy 2017. As with most minivans, our blue chariot has been tasked with hauling people at every opportunity. If...Read More»

Chevy Chase in National Lampoon's Vacation
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»

2014 Kia Sedona
Kia Sedona Minivan Returns For 2014: What's Changed?

After skipping the 2013 model year completely, the Kia Sedona is back for the 2014 model year. And although we expected a completely new van, what we get instead is a few small changes, and a lot more of what's tried and true—for at least another year or so before that new van arrives for...Read More»

2014 Toyota Highlander Live Photos, 2013 New York Auto Show
2014 Toyota Highlander Video Preview

Toyota has introduced the third-generation Highlander, renewing its lease on the family crossover space with more refinement and updated styling. While the Highlander has indeed grown longer, that extra length isn't found between the wheels, meaning the interior will be about the same size as the...Read More»

2014 Acura MDX Live Photos
2014 Acura MDX Video Preview

The new third-generation Acura MDX is finally here, and while it may not look dramatically different, what's important to families has definitely been updated. The interior is now larger thanks to a new platform shared loosely with the new Acura RLX. This translates to a more spacious second and...Read More»

Family Car Guide On Google Currents
Family Car Guide Is Now On Google Currents

We here at Family Car Guide know you are always seeking new ways to get the latest insights for making a smart pick on your next family vehicle. Today we are happy to announce a new way to take Family Car Guide on the go with you: Google Currents. That's right, Family Car Guide is now available on...Read More»

Blizzard. Image by Flickr user HAM guy
Woman Gives Birth In Truck During Blizzard

Here at Family Car Guide, we try to bring you as much detail as possible on the safety and comfort features of new vehicles. One detail we omit is the vehicle’s suitability for giving birth on a highway during a blizzard, but it seems that a New Mexico woman tested this variable on her own...Read More»

2012 Acura TSX 5dr Sport Wagon I4 Auto Tech Pkg Side Exterior View
2012 Acura TSX: For A Few Dollars More

Quiet confidence. It's one of the many traits that impressed when we tested the 2011 Acura TSX sedan and counterpart 2011 Acura TSX Sport Wagon. It also helped that Acura designers dialed down the controversial grille to Dull Roar. For 2012, the mug doesn't shrink further and neither does the...Read More»

FamilyCarGuide on Flipboard for iPad
Love FamilyCarGuide? Check Us Out On Flipboard Via Your iPad

Attention fans of FamilyCarGuide: Do you obsess over the latest minivan ratings? What about national Brake Safety Awareness Week? Or are you just taking your time in making a smart vehicle choice? We know you are constantly checking your iPad for the latest news and reviews on the redesigned site...Read More»

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