Every year, U.S. News gives recognition to the top ten best cars for families. Cars, vans and SUVs are rated according to their quality, space and above all, family-friendly features. There are 19 categories, and the vehicle that garners the highest score bags the award for the Best Car for Families for that particular category.
This list is useful for those who are looking to purchase a new car. It'll help you determine which type of vehicle best satisfies your family’s needs. For your reference, here is a brief rundown (in no particular order) of five vehicles that made the cut in 2013.
2013 Chevrolet Cruze
Despite this car being considered a compact car, it still is worth the buy for families. Its interior size matches that of a midsize car. Plus, it comes with features families find beneficial, such as OnStar which provides vehicle diagnostics, directions and even connections to emergency services. You know how helpful this sounds, especially when you have kids in tow.
2013 Toyota Prius
Need to pack the kids’ toys and some picnic equipment? You will be traveling for hours and are highly concerned about your car’s fuel. If that's you then check out this hatchback. With superb fuel economy, practical luggage space as well as excellent reliability ratings, you'll never go wrong with this option.
2013 Cadillac Escalade
Travel in class. This handsome vehicle is a perfect car when you’re traveling in big groups. Go ahead and invite your kid’s best friend for a ride. The 2013 Cadillac Escapade can handle carpooling duties well. To add to that, it has a luxurious interior and rear-seat entertainment.
2013 Ford Fusion
Are you looking for a safe car for your teen driver? Well then, this vehicle can serve as your partner to ensuring they reach their destination safely. The 2013 Ford Fusion is built with innovative features such as a key, which helps parents limit teen driving behaviors. No doubt this was awarded as the best midsize car.
2013 Acura TL
Is your family into gadgets? This high-tech vehicle can keep up to the techie, not to mention the foodie side in you. It has a satellite-linked navigation system that provides restaurant reviews. You can reserve slots in restaurants even when you are on the go. It helps keep long hauls more convenient for families.
As a Kentucky Accident Attorney, I encourage parents to put safety first when choosing which car to buy. While these vehicles mentioned above provide value for your money, you still cannot just choose one without doing your research. Before you buy a car, take it for a test driver, looking into its history (if it's a used car) and pick the car that is right for you. You will be driving this car for years to come, so you want to pick one that is not only safe, but that fits your budget.