Family is everything, and choosing a car that suits all of your family’s needs is now easier than ever before.
The newest features makes dealing with cars sound a bit overwhelming. Thankfully, Parents has partnered with Edmunds.com, a premium destination to go when buying a family car. We will help you stay under your budget while also finding the perfect family vehicle to meet all of your needs.
Chevrolet Bolt EV $29,995 (after $7,500 federal tax credit)
+ MPG equivalent 128 city/110 highway
Finally, an electric car that can drive far distances for an affordable price. The Bolt has a 238 mile range on one charge, as well as a well-sealed quiet cabin, zippy handling and quick acceleration. In addition, a 10.2 inch touchscreen shows pinpoint estimates of the charge of the battery and the mileage until charge runs out. It has amazing headroom and storage space and even the lowest end model has a 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot to connect the entire family (seven devices) at once. However, unlimited data is $20 per month.
Subaru Crosstrek: $21,695 + MPG 26 city/33 highway
With the best all-wheel drive on the market, the Crosstrek can handle anything. The visibility is amazing for sightseeing, and the seats are nicely made for cleaning a spilled juice box. The acceleration is definitely worth experiencing. The tech-specs come with voice commands for changing songs while driving, and for an extra $2895 you can add cruise control, pre-collision braking, lane-departure/lane-keep assist functions and even a moonroof. For more from Subarus, check out: http://www.cpsubaru.com/
Honda Civic: $18,740 + MPG 32 city/42 highway
Don’t let its small size fool you. The Civic’s trunk fits two strollers and it has a wide windshield for increased visibility. The variable-transmission has better fuel-economy than normal transmission. It’s storage console can fit a tablet and anything else you wouldn’t want to hear roll on the floor. This family car has great handling and an impressive multi-angle rearview mirror. The new safety features of are an extra $1000, but it’s worth the investment to avoid collision chances.
Kia Soul: $16,100 + MPG 26 city/31 highway
With 61.3 cubic feet of cargo capacity, its boxy shape makes for a great family car. The Soul also includes a six-speaker audio system, XM Satellite radio, and bluetooth connectivity. It’s stable ride can put your baby to sleep, and if you move up to the $22,800 Soul! Edition, you will get a more zippy turbocharged engine along with leather, and a voice activated entertainment system.
Honda CR-V: Starts at $24,045 + MPG 28 city/34 highway
It’s been America’s best-seller multiple times, and it could repeat again this year. The CR-V has smooth handling, and you can’t complain about the roomy legroom. This great family car has plenty of cargo space for larger items and also includes two charging ports, an expandable center storage bin, and massive door pockets. The upgraded EX version for $26,695 has adaptive cruise control, forward collision and lane departure warning systems, and automated emergency braking.
Mazda CX-5: $24,045 + MPG 24 city/31 highway
The CX-5 is another great family car. It’s handling and steering feels zippy and sporty to drive, and there’s room for all your kid’s stuff too. Included in the standard option is bluetooth, a 7 inch touchscreen, and a 60/40 folding rear seat. The next package up ($625) has automated braking, lane-departure warnings and cruise control. The $29,395 Grand Touring version is great for long car rides, with it’s Bose audio and windshield-placed traffic info.
Hyundai Sonata: $21,950 + MPG 25 city/36 highway
The Sonata is cheaper, but still includes high quality features such as: tilt-and telescoping steering wheel, and Apple CarPlay/Android Auto. The backseat is roomy so no one feels claustrophobic, and the driver is also prepared with a driver’s knee airbag. The higher priced $24,350 sport model has a push-button start, sunroof, and heated front seats. The $3400 limited edition tech bundle has sunshades, heated rear seats and even memory settings
Chrysler Pacifica: Starts at $28,595 + MPG 18 city/28 highway
This stylish Chrysler Pacifica is fully equiped with stowaway second-row seats, noise-reducing cabin, rear screens for the kids movies, a blu-ray player, wireless headphones, and USB and HDMI ports. It even has a built in vacuum.
Subaru Outback: $25,645 + MPG 25 city/32 highway
An all-wheel drive wagon is a great family vehicle. The Outback has high ground clearance, a folding rear armrest, and a climate-control system for rear passengers. It’s a road-trip machine thanks to beautiful seats, a huge capacity and rubber mats. The EyeSight safety suite ($1,995) comes with automated reverse braking to help you be careful.
Toyota Highlander: $30,630 + MPG 21 city/27 highway
You can fit strollers, bags, baseball gear and more in the Highlander. It’s a V-6 engine for more speed, along with a giant dash, center console, and the safety bundle has a collision avoidance system.