It’s surprising how many hours we spend in the car together as a family. Heck, its amazing how much time I spend in the car by myself! HA! Thankfully, if you are in the market to purchase a new car soon the guide and links found below will give you a fabulous starting place so you can make the best choice for you and your family!!
Parents and Edmunds.com, the premier online resource for car shopping, today revealed their list of 2013’s 10 Best Family Cars. For the sixth consecutive year, car experts from both organizations examined hundreds of vehicles to offer a list of best-in-class vehicles. “The Best Family Cars of 2013” appears in the July issue of Parents magazine, on newsstands June 11.
“With summer road trips on the horizon, we are thrilled to present this comprehensive list,” said Parents magazine Editor-in-Chief Dana Points. “Given the amount of time that American families spend in their car, we feel it’s important to highlight the safest, most affordable and family-friendliest that the industry has to offer.”
In 2013, the panel of judges focused on safety; each car on the list excels in crash tests and comes equipped with at least six airbags, as well as electronic stability control. The judges also considered updated fuel-efficiency technology, in addition to next-generation dashboards that allow consumers to customize infotainment options on the go. In addition, The 10 Best Family Cars for 2013 includes several stylish rides that young parents will be proud to show off.
“As a father who loves to drive, I can appreciate all the variables that parents take into account when shopping for a new car,” said Edmunds.com Editor-in-Chief Scott Oldham. “This list shows off some of the year’s best choices for the everyday carpool and the family road trip.”
DRUMROLL PLEASE!! According to Parents and Edmunds.com, the 10 Best Family Cars of 2013 (more detailed information can be found at this link) (including starting prices) are:
Toyota Prius C ($19,080)
Subaru Impreza ($17,895)
Honda Civic ($18,165)
Ford Fusion ($21,900)WE JUST BOUGHT A FUSION FOR OUR FAMILY!
Honda Accord ($21,680)
Hyundai Santa Fe Sport ($24,700)
Honda CR-V ($22,795) I had a chance to review the 2012 model and LOVED it! SEE what I ADORED!
Chevrolet Traverse ($30,510)
Nissan Pathfinder ($28,650)
Toyota Sienna ($26,585) This one seems to be the go to minivan of my community. I know several school families that drive one on a daily basis.
Are you planning on buying a new car for the family soon? What are your priorities when it comes to car shopping? Did any on the list surprise you? Tell us in the comments! WE LOVE YOUR FEEDBACK!
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About Edmunds.com, Inc:
Edmunds.com is a car-shopping Web site committed to helping people find the car that meets their every need. Almost 18 million visitors use our research, shopping and buying tools every month to make an easy and informed decision on their next new or used car. Whether you’re at the dealership or on the go, we’re always by your side with our acclaimed Edmunds.com iPhone and iPad apps and our Edmunds.com Android App. Our comprehensive car reviews, shopping tips, photos, videos and feature stories offer a friendly and authentic approach to the automotive world. We’re based in Santa Monica, Calif., but you can connect with us from anywhere by following @Edmunds on Twitter or by becoming a fan of Edmunds.com on Facebook.
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