In the market for a family car? Kelley Blue Book (KBB) has its picks of best family vehicles.
After extensive testing, the editors at KBB picked the following 2016 rides based on their safety, comfort, convenience, spaciousness and child-safety-seat fit, among other factors.
(Full disclosure: Kelley Blue Book and Cox Media Group/Fans 1st Media are under common ownership via Cox Enterprises.)
‘In many cases, the 2017 models of these vehicles are already on dealer lots,’ Clark says. ‘So that makes this an ideal time to steal a deal on year-old inventory that’s sitting there unloved!’
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2016 Honda Civic
Overall Best Buy of 2016 is also the most affordable top family car.
MPG: 31 city/42 highway
2016 Chevrolet Malibu
It’s roomier and totally redesigned, making it an ideal family sedan.
MPG: 37 highway
2016 Hyundai Sonata
Value is only part of the story for the refined and feature-packed Sonata.
2016 Honda HR-V
KBB calls this one the ‘roomiest, most family-friendly entry’ in the emerging subcompact SUV market.
2016 Honda CR-V
This is the best-selling SUV in the country.
2016 Subaru Outback
KBB calls it ‘an unmatched mix of car and SUV, blending the best of both.’
MSRP: starting at $25,645
2016 Nissan Pathfinder
KBB likes the ‘cool features’ and ‘attractive interior’ of this ride.
2016 Toyota Highlander
Fits 8 passengers!
2016 Honda Pilot
This is like a minivan without the minivan stigma, according to KBB.
2016 Kia Sedona
Available with three rows and sliding doors.
2016 Toyota Sienna
Want all-wheel drive on your minivan? This is the only one that has it, according to KBB.
2016 Honda Odyssey
Featurs a built-in vacuum to clean up those kiddie messes!
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