What makes a good family car? It’s usually a combination of features like roominess, safety, cost to purchase, cost to run and maintain, style and resale value. Purchasing a family car represents trade-offs, and the trick is to minimize what you have to give up in order to get all the features you really need.
The editors at Kelley Blue Book (KBB) have named their 10 best cars for American families based on criteria such as safety, roominess, comfort and value. That seems like a pretty good list to us, and KBB’s choices appear to strike a reasonable balance.
It is worth pointing out that of the top 10 there is only one minivan, the Honda Odyssey. Minivans are declining in popularity among American families due to a combination of factors. Fuel economy for the minivans is lower…
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