Best Family Cars 2016
What makes a car a good family car? It’s different for every family. Sometimes safety is the #1 priority. Sometimes it’s space: a vehicle big enough to accommodate your kids, a gaggle of your kids’ friends, plus their massive pile of backpacks and sports gear. Sometimes the best family car is simply whatever car fits into your budget. One thing is clear, though – Hondas are great family cars. Kelley Blue Book listed its top family-friendly picks for 2016 this week, and Honda vehicles swept every category.*
Family-Friendly Cars Come In Every Size
As usual, Kelley Blue Book did extensive real-world testing to come up with the 2016 Best Family Cars list. Its editors test-drove each one for weeks, paying attention to safety, comfort, convenience, how easy it was to install child seats, and much more. Here are all the Honda vehicles that made the list, and the highlights from each one.
Key Family-Friendly Features: Full Honda Sensing safety suite available on a $20,000 car, roomy backseat and trunk for its size, gets up to 42 miles per gallon on the highway.**
Best Choice If: You’re looking for top-notch safety on a budget.
Key Family-Friendly Features: Honda Sensing safety suite, new split-folding backseat, general comfort and quality of interior.
Best Choice If: You want an old-school family sedan with cutting-edge tech and safety features.
Key Family-Friendly Features: Low starting price, lots of room inside, flexible easy-folding Magic Seats.
Best Choice If: You want all the convenience of an SUV in a more city-friendly size.
Key Family-Friendly Features: Massive cargo space, LaneWatch blind spot camera, Honda Sensing safety suite, all sorts of extra storage cubbies in unexpected places.
Best Choice If: You want a capable and all-around versatile SUV.
Key Family-Friendly Features: Easily fits 8 passengers, third row is roomier and easier to access than most, DVD rear entertainment system is available.
Best Choice If: You want all the space and convenience of a minivan, but in stylish SUV form.
Key Family-Friendly Features: Removable reconfigurable seating, fits more child car seats than any other minivan, available built-in vacuum cleaner.
Best Choice If: You have a large family and want the absolute gold standard of convenience.
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** Based on 2016 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on driving conditions, how you drive and maintain your vehicle, battery-pack age/condition, and other factors.