2015 Best Cars for Families

Family life is all about balance: balancing work with home life, chores with playtime, screen time with outdoor time, and a healthy diet with demands for ice cream. The 2015 Best Cars for Families awards showcase cars, SUVs and minivans that have perfected the art of balance. The winners have the space, safety and reliability that families need, as well as the features, comfort and performance they want.

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The Winners: Cars

The Winners: SUVs

The Winners: Minivans

The Best Cars for Families don’t feel like compromises. The 2015 Honda Odyssey is the Best Minivan for Families, and it offers features like a cooler, rear-seat entertainment and a built-in vacuum, as well as handling that car reviewers describe as nimble and athletic. The 2015 Land Rover Range Rover Sport, the Best Luxury 3-Row SUV for Families, not only has seating for up to seven, but also off-road ability and luxury that’s almost unparalleled. The 2015 Hyundai Sonata, the Best Midsize Car for Families, has heated rear seats, plenty of room for car seats, infotainment options to lessen the daily grind of commuting and innovative high-tech features to help parents keep an eye on teen drivers. No matter the stage of family life you’re in, there’s a Best Cars for Families award winner that will work for you.

To determine the award winners, we considered 259 new vehicles currently on the market in the United States. The award methodology combines professional automotive reviews, safety and reliability ratings, seating and cargo volume and the availability of family-friendly features. Within each of the 19 automotive categories, the vehicle with the highest composite score is named the Best Car for Families in that category.

See photos of the 2015 Best Cars for Families and also check out the U.S. News Best Car Rankings for a complete list of the best cars on the market. When you're ready to buy, you can get a great deal with guaranteed savings off MSRP using the U.S. News Best Price Program.

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