2018 Best Cars for Families

Honda Odyssey, Ford Expedition, Toyota Camry, Audi A6
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 U.S. News & World Report’s 2018 Best Cars for Families

Just because a vehicle is marketed as a family car or SUV doesn’t mean it’s actually a good choice for your family. At U.S. News, we’ve tested plenty of “family SUVs” that didn’t have a place to stash fruit snacks or juice boxes, lacked rear seat space, or had terrible crash test scores and non-existent active safety features. Our Best Cars for Families awards highlight the cars, SUVs, and, yes, minivans that have what it takes to make family life easier and more pleasant.

Within each class, the winner has the best combination of passenger and cargo space, safety ratings, predicted reliability, and family-friendly features. The family-friendly features we looked at include high-tech things like in-car Wi-Fi and teen driver controls, as well as simple fixes like rear sunshades – because we know what it’s like to drive for two hours with a toddler who has the sun in their eyes. The award winners all go the extra mile to make life on the road together more fun, no matter what stage of family life you’re in.

Check out the winners on the following slides to find the right vehicle for your family.