2019 Best Cars for Families

2019 Mercedes-Benz GLE, 2019 Honda Odyssey, 2019 Toyota Avalon, 2019 Chevrolet Traverse
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U.S. News & World Report’s 2019 Best Cars for Families

You’ve probably seen plenty of ads where a smiling family happily zips along in a new car with space for everyone and lots of handy features. Though car companies brag about models that have over a dozen cup holders, easy-to-clean upholstery, connectivity for everyone’s devices, and third-row seats that are as comfortable as a recliner, reality doesn’t always live up to the hype. At U.S. News, we’ve tested plenty of cars that are aimed squarely at families, yet fall short when you put real families – not smiling actors – in them.

Our Best Cars for Families awards highlight the cars, SUVs, and minivans that go beyond the marketing and make family life easier. The winners have the best combination of passenger and cargo space, predicted reliability, safety ratings, and family-friendly features. Our definition of family-friendly features goes beyond in-car Wi-Fi (though that is nice to have) to include things like active safety features, teen driver controls, and rear-seat monitoring – things that help avoid accidents, develop good driving habits, and keep little kids safe. No matter what stage of life your family is in, our Best Cars for Families award winners will work for you. Let’s take a look at the winners.

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